ST PETERSBURG DRY EYE TREATMENT & EYE SURGEON
St Petersburg and Bay Area Dr. Kwitko proudly serves the Dry Eye Treatment & Eye Surge Surgery needs of Residents in St. Petersburg, Largo, Pinellas County and throughout the Bay Area in West Central Florida.
Call 813.877.8665 today to schedule a confidential consultation with Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko about your Dry Eye Treatment & Eye Surge Surgery needs and goals.
Dry eye is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are critical to maintain the health of the front surface of the eye and also for clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, especially in older adults.
People with dry eyes either:
Do not produce enough tears. Several glands in and around the eyelids produce tears. Tear production typically decreases with age, certain medical conditions, or as a side effect of certain medications. When normal tear production decreases or tears evaporate too quickly from the eyes, symptoms of dry eye can develop.
Have poor quality tears. Tears are made up of three layers: oil, water, and mucin, and each layer serves the purpose of protecting and nourishing the front surface of the eye. The oil layer helps to prevent evaporation of the water layer, while the mucin layer helps spread the tears evenly over the surface of the eye. If the tears do not spread evenly or evaporate too quickly due to deficiencies with any of the layers, dry eye symptoms may develop.
Treatments for Dry Eye
Dry eye treatments aim to restore or maintain the normal amount of tears in the eye to minimize dryness and related discomfort, and to keep up eye health.
The primary techniques used to manage and treat dry eyes include:
- Adding tears
- Conserving tears
- Increasing tear production
- Treating inflammation of the eyelids or eye surface
Contact a St. Petersburg, Florida Eye Surgeon Today
Do you suffer from dry eyes? Experienced Florida eye surgeon Dr. Geoffrey M. Kwitko, M.D. F.A.C.S. has been successfully treating this condition for nearly three decades, and will advise you as to the best course of action.
Call 813.877.8665 today to schedule a confidential consultation with Dry Eye Treatment & Eye Surge Surgery needs in St. Petersburg, Largo, Pinellas County and throughout the Bay Area in West Central Florida.
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Always striving to stay on the forefront of the latest advances in eyelid surgery, Dr. Kwitko believes in continuing education, even after more than two decades of loyal service. He's a former Chief of Ophthalmology at St. Joseph's Hospital, a clinical assistant professor at the University of South Florida and a former Chief of Surgery at Memorial Hospital. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Orbital Disorders.
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