Graves’ Disease affects nearly 1 in every 200 people. This autoimmune disorder is often accompanied by Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, also known as Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). Florida Eye Specialists’ oculoplastic surgeon Dr. David Kostick, is one of a few specialists in the region with clinical experience treating TED with traditional and newly approved medical therapy. Below
Dr. David Kostick of Florida Eye Specialists recently performed a life-changing procedure for a teenage boy who needed eye surgery. Edward Yost, 19, was injured in an accident that resulted in a torn tear duct. Edward is very active and enjoys playing rugby. He regularly volunteers with organizations such as Baptist Sports, but he could
Cosmetic surgery has long been known to enhance appearance, but there are many necessary procedures within oculoplastics that are necessary to improve your vision. These surgeries should be undertaken by a specialist – someone who’s not only board certified in ophthalmology but who specializes in reconstructive surgery.
Oculoplastics surgical procedures involve the eye socket, eyelids, tear ducts and face. Also known as oculoplastic surgery, oculoplastics deals with reconstruction surgery around the eye and its associated structures. An oculoplastic surgeon can perform several types of oculoplastic surgery, including a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Oculoplastic surgeons are eye doctors who complete 1–2
Botox has been available for medical purposes in the U.S. since it was first approved by the FDA in 1989. Botox Cosmetic is used for the temporary smoothing of glabellar lines (frown lines), which are the lines between your eyebrows that can make you look tired, unhappy or angry. Wrinkles in the skin usually are
Blepharoplasty is surgery to repair droopy eyelids that may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat. The more you age, your eyelids stretch and the muscles that support them weaken. Excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing the eyebrows to sag, droopiness occurs in the upper lid and bags under your eyes form.