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Christina Kytasty, DO

I believe in providing personalized care that empowers my patients to see the world clearly and live their lives to the fullest.

Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

Christina Kytasty, DO, is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist renowned for her expertise in comprehensive eye care, cataract surgery, glaucoma management, and dry eye treatment. Graduating with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Kytasty continued to excel in her field, serving as President of the Ophthalmology Club and earning numerous accolades, including scholarships from the American Academy of Ophthalmology Advocacy Ambassador Program.

Patients may wonder about the differences between an MD ophthalmologist and a DO ophthalmologist. Both types of doctors undergo extensive training and can provide high-quality eye care, but there are some distinctions worth noting:

  1. Training Background: MDs and DOs follow different paths in medical education. MDs attend traditional medical schools, while DOs go to osteopathic medical schools where they also learn about osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), a hands-on approach to health care.
  2. Philosophy of Care: DOs often emphasize a holistic approach to patient care, considering not only the specific eye condition but also the patient’s overall well-being, lifestyle, and environmental factors.
  3. Residency Training: Both MDs and DOs can specialize in ophthalmology through residency programs that focus on diagnosing, treating, and managing eye conditions, including surgeries and preventive care.
  4. Board Certification: After completing residency, both MDs and DOs can become board-certified ophthalmologists by passing the same rigorous exams administered by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO).

In essence, whether a patient sees an MD or a DO ophthalmologist at Eye Care of La Jolla, they can expect expert care and treatment tailored to their individual needs. Both types of doctors have the skills and qualifications to diagnose and manage various eye conditions effectively.

With a distinguished career spanning over a decade, Dr. Kytasty brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Eye Care of San Diego. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at Case Western University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was elected Surgical Chief Resident during her third year. Her dedication to advancing patient care led her to complete rigorous postgraduate training, including a surgical chief residency at University Hospitals Eye Institute, Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Kytasty is fluent in Ukrainian and holds memberships in professional organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Women in Ophthalmology, and the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated leadership and compassion, serving in roles such as Physician Health and Wellness Committee leader and Coding Champion Committee member.

Patients can now benefit from her expertise at Eye Care of La Jolla, where she is accepting new patients.

Dr. Christina Kytasty specializes in cataract surgery, offering advanced treatments including laser cataract surgery and utilizing cutting-edge technology like the ORA System. With her expertise, patients can explore a range of cataract lens options tailored to their individual needs.

Dr. Christina Kytasty is dedicated to improving vision through comprehensive eye exams. With meticulous attention to detail, she assesses various aspects of ocular health and visual acuity. By identifying and addressing issues such as refractive errors, eye diseases, and other conditions affecting vision, Dr. Kytasty ensures personalized care that fosters optimal visual outcomes for her patient.

Dr. Kytasty offers a range of advanced treatments for dry eye syndrome. From LipiFlow therapy to punctal plugs and prescription eye drops, she provides personalized solutions to alleviate discomfort and improve ocular health. With her compassionate approach, Dr. Kytasty ensures that patients receive comprehensive care tailored to their individual needs, fostering clearer vision and enhanced comfort.

Dr. Christina Kytasty specializes in glaucoma treatment, offering tailored plans including eye drops, laser therapy, and surgery to preserve vision and ensure optimal eye health.


Serving Our Community

Eye Care of La Jolla is a top-rated ophthalmology practice providing comprehensive medical and surgical eye care as well as routine and preventive ophthalmology services for patients in La Jolla, CA, and throughout the surrounding San Diego area.

Eye Care of La Jolla

9834 Genesee Ave, Ste 200
La Jolla, CA 92037

Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Hours may vary; please contact the office at (858) 457-3050 to confirm.