Maskin, Steven L, Md - Dry Eye & Cornea Treatment Ctr

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  • 3001 West Swann Avenue

    Tampa, FL 33609

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It has been one year since I developed this horrible dry eye disease. This has been a journey I wouldn't ask anyone to endure. However, after six doctors I found Dr. Maskin and that has saved my sanity. There were days I didn't want to get up in the morning and couldn't wait to go to bed at night. Actually that was most of my days!! The past 9 months I've had surgeries, cautherizaion of my tear ducts, Meibomian gland probing and dilation, and eye injections. I was scared this was going to be my new normal. However, Dr. Maskin was not going to give up on me. He pursued and spent hours with me figuring out how to help me become more comfortable. Today, I am writing this because I want the thank Dr. Maskin and his entire staff for their patience, caring and total understanding of my desperation. We are now at a place that I can function and once again enjoy life. I know in the future I may have bumps in the road but that is okay because I have a doctor that listens, understand and will find a way to get me comfortable. I also want to thank Kelly, Maria, Andrea and Whitney. All of you are such caring individuals and every time I had to call the office you always made me feel special. That meant so much to me. If all doctors spent the time that Dr. Maskin spends with his patients to try every possible procedure to make them better this would be a better world. Dr. Maskin you have raised the bar for me to evaluate all doctors. When I communicate with the Dry Eye group in California, they are envious that I see Dr. Maskin. They know I'm seeing the best. My best to all of you and I will see you at my follow up appointments, but I wanted you all to know how appreciative I am to be a patient in your office. Sue. V.

5
★★★★★

It has been one year since I developed this horrible dry eye disease. This has been a journey I wouldn't ask anyone to endure. However, after six doctors I found Dr. Maskin and that has saved my sanity. There were days I didn't want to get up in the morning and couldn't wait to go to bed at night. Actually that was most of my days!! The past 9 months I've had surgeries, cautherizaion of my tear ducts, Meibomian gland probing and dilation, and eye injections. I was scared this was going to be my new normal. However, Dr. Maskin was not going to give up on me. He pursued and spent hours with me figuring out how to help me become more comfortable. Today, I am writing this because I want the thank Dr. Maskin and his entire staff for their patience, caring and total understanding of my desperation. We are now at a place that I can function and once again enjoy life. I know in the future I may have bumps in the road but that is okay because I have a doctor that listens, understand and will find a way to get me comfortable. I also want to thank Kelly, Maria, Andrea and Whitney. All of you are such caring individuals and every time I had to call the office you always made me feel special. That meant so much to me. If all doctors spent the time that Dr. Maskin spends with his patients to try every possible procedure to make them better this would be a better world. Dr. Maskin you have raised the bar for me to evaluate all doctors. When I communicate with the Dry Eye group in California, they are envious that I see Dr. Maskin. They know I'm seeing the best. My best to all of you and I will see you at my follow up appointments, but I wanted you all to know how appreciative I am to be a patient in your office. Sue. V.

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Dr. Maskin treated my dry eye disorder in April and May of 2014. I found him on line after my frustrating experiences with a cascade of local physicians. Dr. Maskin is a highly skilled physician and a compassionate human being. He successfully performed reconstruction of ocular surface surgery on my both eyes and probed my oil glands. He also cauterazing my upper punctual for both eyes. Throughout my treatments, Dr. maskin was very attentive and caring. He answered my inquiries in a timely mannger, even during the weekends. I could not find a better doctor than him-I finally have found relief from this aweful disease. My whole experience was worth the time and the distance I traveled!

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★★★★★

Dr. Maskin treated my dry eye disorder in April and May of 2014. I found him on line after my frustrating experiences with a cascade of local physicians. Dr. Maskin is a highly skilled physician and a compassionate human being. He successfully performed reconstruction of ocular surface surgery on my both eyes and probed my oil glands. He also cauterazing my upper punctual for both eyes. Throughout my treatments, Dr. maskin was very attentive and caring. He answered my inquiries in a timely mannger, even during the weekends. I could not find a better doctor than him-I finally have found relief from this aweful disease. My whole experience was worth the time and the distance I traveled!

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Dr. Steven Maskin performed surgery on both of my eyes reconstructing the ocular surface using amniotic membranes to smooth the surface pleats and gently removed scar tissue. This improved the tears to stay across the eyes and prevented the distribution to the outer corners. Dr. Maskin developed the eyelid probing and opened the follicles at the base of the eyelashes and uses an expressor tool to release the mucin in the glands. He is gentle, caring, and continues further studies of the meibomian glands to watch for necessary intervention. My DES and MGD started three years ago when I lived in the midwest. I sought out an Ophthalmologist who specialized in Dry Eye, but I had little lasting results. I moved to Florida one year ago, and Dr. Maskin made the big difference for me. I highly recommend him, I feel comfortable with him and noticed from our first consultation that he was going to be a very responsible doctor. If you are not satisfied with your results after giving your doctor a chance, always look further. Dr. Maskin is known internationally and has patients from all over the world.

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Dr. Steven Maskin performed surgery on both of my eyes reconstructing the ocular surface using amniotic membranes to smooth the surface pleats and gently removed scar tissue. This improved the tears to stay across the eyes and prevented the distribution to the outer corners. Dr. Maskin developed the eyelid probing and opened the follicles at the base of the eyelashes and uses an expressor tool to release the mucin in the glands. He is gentle, caring, and continues further studies of the meibomian glands to watch for necessary intervention. My DES and MGD started three years ago when I lived in the midwest. I sought out an Ophthalmologist who specialized in Dry Eye, but I had little lasting results. I moved to Florida one year ago, and Dr. Maskin made the big difference for me. I highly recommend him, I feel comfortable with him and noticed from our first consultation that he was going to be a very responsible doctor. If you are not satisfied with your results after giving your doctor a chance, always look further. Dr. Maskin is known internationally and has patients from all over the world.

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I would recommend Dr. Maskin to anyone. Why, because two years ago I had sever pain from blisters on the cornea of my right eye. Dr. Maskin operated on my eye and for two years I have been pain free. Dr. Maskin is very serious yet has a humorious side as well. He definitely gets two thumbs up from me!

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I would recommend Dr. Maskin to anyone. Why, because two years ago I had sever pain from blisters on the cornea of my right eye. Dr. Maskin operated on my eye and for two years I have been pain free. Dr. Maskin is very serious yet has a humorious side as well. He definitely gets two thumbs up from me!

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After seeing numerous optometrists, ophthalmologists and neuro-opthamologist I had given up on having normal eyesight. I was in pain, loosing vision and totally frustrated from seeing so many doctors and receiving neither explanation of my symptoms nor any direction as to what could be done.
In 2011 alone I had seen several doctors when one told me that I needed cataract surgery and surgery would solve all of my issues. After the surgery I still had blurry vision and six prescriptions for new lens of which none were viable. I then saw a neuro-opthamologist who ran several tests and concluded that I had a ??film? over the right eye and that my eye surgeon would remove that and all of my problems would be resolved. My surgeon refused to perform this procedure or to consider any other procedure and I was given yet another prescription for lens. By this time I decided that I would not have any more changes to my lens until I received answers.
In 2012 I did see a specialist who did a laser treatment on the right eye to no avail. By this time I was very concerned about totally losing my vision. I saw the ad for the 2012 ??Focus on Females Symposium? sponsored by Dr. Steven Maskin of the Dry Eye and Cornea Treatment Center. I thought ??Hey, what is one more doctor to add to the list.?
From my first phone call to Dr. Maskin??s office I felt as if this could be a good choice. My first meeting with Dr. Maskin was guarded for me because I was so tired of going to doctors and telling the same story over and over again. I had been told so many times that there was nothing wrong with my eyes and I just needed to ??get over it?. It took me about 1 minute to realize that this encounter was going to be very different.
Dr. Maskin greeted me with respect and dignity. He actually listened as I answered his questions and immediately assured me that he could help me with my vision issues. After I stopped crying, he outlined what tests he needed to perform; he went over all of the results and outlined a plan of action that very day. I was amazed.
I have had several procedures done including ocular resurfacing on both eyes. I can already tell a huge difference in my vision and the pain from dry, scratchy eyes is all but gone. We still have a little more to do and I am confident that I will keep improving and eventually be able to live without pain in my eyes every day and get back to doing ??normal? things like reading and needlework. I am looking forward to being able to do all of the things I have had to put aside because I was in pain and could not see properly.
Dr. Maskin not only restored my vision and lessened my pain; he restored my faith in doctors. I will judge any future physician by the standard that Dr. Maskin has set. I will never again accept an uncaring person with my healthcare. He made me realize that I deserve better and if you keep looking you will find a doctor to help you.
Dr. Maskin, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will be forever grateful. You have given me a new perspective and outlook on my life. Now that my eyes are on the mend I can put my focus on upcoming spinal surgeries planned for the near future. There is hope and light at the end of the tunnel.
I read somewhere that we may not remember what people say but we will always remember how they made us feel. You and your staff made me feel as if I actually mattered.
Thank you and God bless.
Sandra Carr
Tampa, Florida

5
★★★★★

After seeing numerous optometrists, ophthalmologists and neuro-opthamologist I had given up on having normal eyesight. I was in pain, loosing vision and totally frustrated from seeing so many doctors and receiving neither explanation of my symptoms nor any direction as to what could be done.
In 2011 alone I had seen several doctors when one told me that I needed cataract surgery and surgery would solve all of my issues. After the surgery I still had blurry vision and six prescriptions for new lens of which none were viable. I then saw a neuro-opthamologist who ran several tests and concluded that I had a ??film? over the right eye and that my eye surgeon would remove that and all of my problems would be resolved. My surgeon refused to perform this procedure or to consider any other procedure and I was given yet another prescription for lens. By this time I decided that I would not have any more changes to my lens until I received answers.
In 2012 I did see a specialist who did a laser treatment on the right eye to no avail. By this time I was very concerned about totally losing my vision. I saw the ad for the 2012 ??Focus on Females Symposium? sponsored by Dr. Steven Maskin of the Dry Eye and Cornea Treatment Center. I thought ??Hey, what is one more doctor to add to the list.?
From my first phone call to Dr. Maskin??s office I felt as if this could be a good choice. My first meeting with Dr. Maskin was guarded for me because I was so tired of going to doctors and telling the same story over and over again. I had been told so many times that there was nothing wrong with my eyes and I just needed to ??get over it?. It took me about 1 minute to realize that this encounter was going to be very different.
Dr. Maskin greeted me with respect and dignity. He actually listened as I answered his questions and immediately assured me that he could help me with my vision issues. After I stopped crying, he outlined what tests he needed to perform; he went over all of the results and outlined a plan of action that very day. I was amazed.
I have had several procedures done including ocular resurfacing on both eyes. I can already tell a huge difference in my vision and the pain from dry, scratchy eyes is all but gone. We still have a little more to do and I am confident that I will keep improving and eventually be able to live without pain in my eyes every day and get back to doing ??normal? things like reading and needlework. I am looking forward to being able to do all of the things I have had to put aside because I was in pain and could not see properly.
Dr. Maskin not only restored my vision and lessened my pain; he restored my faith in doctors. I will judge any future physician by the standard that Dr. Maskin has set. I will never again accept an uncaring person with my healthcare. He made me realize that I deserve better and if you keep looking you will find a doctor to help you.
Dr. Maskin, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will be forever grateful. You have given me a new perspective and outlook on my life. Now that my eyes are on the mend I can put my focus on upcoming spinal surgeries planned for the near future. There is hope and light at the end of the tunnel.
I read somewhere that we may not remember what people say but we will always remember how they made us feel. You and your staff made me feel as if I actually mattered.
Thank you and God bless.
Sandra Carr
Tampa, Florida

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I've been a patient of Dr. Steven Maskin for 14 years and highly recommend him to anyone in need of ophthalmologic care. I was diagnosed with a disease of cornea called Keratoconus at the age of 16 in both eyes. My optometrist at that time told me that I will need cornea transplant once the condition deteriorates to the point that can no longer be managed using (gas permeable) contact lens. I began my search for an ophthalmologist with whom I would feel comfortable trusting my vision. I met with numerous surgeons who were quite eager to perform the cornea transplant surgery on me, but instinctually I felt that I needed to wait. As a software developer, I rely on my vision not only for living an independent life, but I wouldn't also be able to pursuit a career without an acute vision. A few years later, I came across a friend of mine who at that time worked at the eye bank in Tampa, Florida. Having known many, if not all the doctors in Tampa area performing cornea transplant, she gave me one name as the doctor she would choose if she needed a cornea transplant, Dr. Steven Maskin.

I instantly experienced a comfort level with Dr. Maskin that I had not felt with any other ophthalmologist I had visited prior. Dr. Maskin carefully examined the health of my eyes. I did not feel like a patient on an assembly line with limited amount of time available with the physician. I was then presented with all available options, including cornea transplant surgery. I instantly knew at that point that Dr. Maskin will be performing my cornea transplant surgery once I was ready.

In 1999, Dr. Maskin performed the first of the two cornea transplant surgeries on me. The result was astonishing. Over a short period of time, my vision improved from 20/300 to 20/40 without any corrective lens and it even improved beyond that over time. In 2006 I had the same surgery on my other eye with the same result. Over the past 14 continuous years I've been Dr. Maskin's patient, I've learned first hand that Dr. Maskin uses only true and tried methods leaving very little to chance. I have also learned that he performs surgery so routinely making him the doctor of choice for patients from all over world. His pursuit for perfection and attention to details is unmatched to any doctor I know. He will have a patient in his office for hours if necessary. I have and will continue recommending Dr. Maskin to anyone seeking quality health care of the eye.

5
★★★★★

I've been a patient of Dr. Steven Maskin for 14 years and highly recommend him to anyone in need of ophthalmologic care. I was diagnosed with a disease of cornea called Keratoconus at the age of 16 in both eyes. My optometrist at that time told me that I will need cornea transplant once the condition deteriorates to the point that can no longer be managed using (gas permeable) contact lens. I began my search for an ophthalmologist with whom I would feel comfortable trusting my vision. I met with numerous surgeons who were quite eager to perform the cornea transplant surgery on me, but instinctually I felt that I needed to wait. As a software developer, I rely on my vision not only for living an independent life, but I wouldn't also be able to pursuit a career without an acute vision. A few years later, I came across a friend of mine who at that time worked at the eye bank in Tampa, Florida. Having known many, if not all the doctors in Tampa area performing cornea transplant, she gave me one name as the doctor she would choose if she needed a cornea transplant, Dr. Steven Maskin.

I instantly experienced a comfort level with Dr. Maskin that I had not felt with any other ophthalmologist I had visited prior. Dr. Maskin carefully examined the health of my eyes. I did not feel like a patient on an assembly line with limited amount of time available with the physician. I was then presented with all available options, including cornea transplant surgery. I instantly knew at that point that Dr. Maskin will be performing my cornea transplant surgery once I was ready.

In 1999, Dr. Maskin performed the first of the two cornea transplant surgeries on me. The result was astonishing. Over a short period of time, my vision improved from 20/300 to 20/40 without any corrective lens and it even improved beyond that over time. In 2006 I had the same surgery on my other eye with the same result. Over the past 14 continuous years I've been Dr. Maskin's patient, I've learned first hand that Dr. Maskin uses only true and tried methods leaving very little to chance. I have also learned that he performs surgery so routinely making him the doctor of choice for patients from all over world. His pursuit for perfection and attention to details is unmatched to any doctor I know. He will have a patient in his office for hours if necessary. I have and will continue recommending Dr. Maskin to anyone seeking quality health care of the eye.

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I was in so much pain I couldn't live a normal life. I was wearing 2 pairs of sunglasses to even tolerate light. I wasn't able to walk outside without following my husband's feet. I was living in my home with all the blinds shut and as few lights on as possible. My eyes were gritty , sore and tired. I just wanted to keep them closed all the time then I went to see Dr. Maskin. He was kindle and gentle and his staff was very kind. After treatment I am once again able to do the things I enjoy, including a road trip with my husband where I was actually able to help read the road signs. There are not enough words to say think you for all he has done to give me relief from dry eye.

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I was in so much pain I couldn't live a normal life. I was wearing 2 pairs of sunglasses to even tolerate light. I wasn't able to walk outside without following my husband's feet. I was living in my home with all the blinds shut and as few lights on as possible. My eyes were gritty , sore and tired. I just wanted to keep them closed all the time then I went to see Dr. Maskin. He was kindle and gentle and his staff was very kind. After treatment I am once again able to do the things I enjoy, including a road trip with my husband where I was actually able to help read the road signs. There are not enough words to say think you for all he has done to give me relief from dry eye.

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Dr. Maskin's state-of-the-art techniques has provide me with untold relief from severe dry eye syndrome. For the first time in 6-7 years, I am not suffering from blurring, redness, itchy, scratchy, gritty eyes. Unless you've suffered from dry eye syndrome, you cannot imagine the constant discomfort of this condition and the debilitating effects it causes.

Dr. Maskin is very professional, yet he has a warm,& friendly manner. He takes the time to listen to my concerns without making me feel like he needs to rush off, and explains, in detail, the processes he uses to address this condition.

Make no mistake about it, Dr. Maskin is no "tip toe through the tulips" doctor. He accesses the condition, offers solution options, and takes immediate action to provide relief. For me, that's perfect treatment.

His office staff is very courteous and the office is warm and welcoming. Dr. Maskin, along with his skills and his staff provide "eye-ceptional" service.

5
★★★★★

Dr. Maskin's state-of-the-art techniques has provide me with untold relief from severe dry eye syndrome. For the first time in 6-7 years, I am not suffering from blurring, redness, itchy, scratchy, gritty eyes. Unless you've suffered from dry eye syndrome, you cannot imagine the constant discomfort of this condition and the debilitating effects it causes.

Dr. Maskin is very professional, yet he has a warm,& friendly manner. He takes the time to listen to my concerns without making me feel like he needs to rush off, and explains, in detail, the processes he uses to address this condition.

Make no mistake about it, Dr. Maskin is no "tip toe through the tulips" doctor. He accesses the condition, offers solution options, and takes immediate action to provide relief. For me, that's perfect treatment.

His office staff is very courteous and the office is warm and welcoming. Dr. Maskin, along with his skills and his staff provide "eye-ceptional" service.

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Dr. Maskin is awesome! He is state of the art when it comes to getting the diagnosis for your eyes. I have been a patient of Dr.Maskins for over 14 years and reccomend him to any and all who have problems with their eyes. Before finding him I had been to over a dozen specialist who never diagnosed nor treated my condition correctly. You are not getting the best treatment you deserve if you are not seeing him. He is recognized Nationally. Dr. Maskin also gives back to the community with his talk shows and annual symposium on Focus on Females.

5
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Dr. Maskin is awesome! He is state of the art when it comes to getting the diagnosis for your eyes. I have been a patient of Dr.Maskins for over 14 years and reccomend him to any and all who have problems with their eyes. Before finding him I had been to over a dozen specialist who never diagnosed nor treated my condition correctly. You are not getting the best treatment you deserve if you are not seeing him. He is recognized Nationally. Dr. Maskin also gives back to the community with his talk shows and annual symposium on Focus on Females.

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In 2005, I developed a maddening sandy feeling in my eyes, and was using Refresh Tears constantly. The first ophthalmologist I saw said the condition was irreversible, and I would have to learn to live with the discomfort and distraction. I couldn??t believe that. Upon hearing my distress, my internist referred me to Dr. Maskin, whom she thought would be my best hope to overcome the problem.

Now it??s 2011, and I've been leading a normal life for years now. What a relief. Dr. Maskin??s 2005 amniotic membrane surface reconstruction on both of my eyes was a success. Recovery was easy. Dr. Maskin encourages his patients to follow a simple daily regimen to address the risks of dry eye syndrome. He is meticulous and thoughtful in follow-up appointments. And his staff members are well-informed and friendly. His entire practice is a recipe for patient success. He??s made a significant difference in my life.

5
★★★★★

In 2005, I developed a maddening sandy feeling in my eyes, and was using Refresh Tears constantly. The first ophthalmologist I saw said the condition was irreversible, and I would have to learn to live with the discomfort and distraction. I couldn??t believe that. Upon hearing my distress, my internist referred me to Dr. Maskin, whom she thought would be my best hope to overcome the problem.

Now it??s 2011, and I've been leading a normal life for years now. What a relief. Dr. Maskin??s 2005 amniotic membrane surface reconstruction on both of my eyes was a success. Recovery was easy. Dr. Maskin encourages his patients to follow a simple daily regimen to address the risks of dry eye syndrome. He is meticulous and thoughtful in follow-up appointments. And his staff members are well-informed and friendly. His entire practice is a recipe for patient success. He??s made a significant difference in my life.

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