About Corneal Diseases and Disorders
The cornea is a clear film that covers the top part of your eye. This important eye structure refracts and bends light so it lands correctly on the retina. Sometimes, diseases, disorders, injuries, lesions, ulcers, foreign body removal, and scar tissue can impact your cornea’s health. All of these conditions cause discomfort and may affect your overall ocular health. At Eye Surgeon Direct, Dr. Kristin Held can diagnose and treat a variety of corneal problems. Please schedule an appointment with our skilled San Antonio, TX eye doctor to learn more or if you experience any uncomfortable symptoms.
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"Dr. Kristin Held is an excellent doctor and I have no reservation about giving her a very high recommendation. After injuring an eye, and all of the anxiety that goes with that, she put my mind at ease and put in motion the plan for full recuperation. She is thurough, has a very personable demeanor. Her staff is completely professional and on time.. Great parking."- R.E. / Google / Mar 02, 2019
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"Five Stars - Dr. Held is the doctor you want to go see for Ophthalmologist. She is excellent and spends a huge amount of time with you. Very different from other doctors!"- Anonymous / Vitals / May 05, 2017
"Dr. Held is an outstanding ophthalmologist! There is no other doctor like her in San Antonio!! She spends so much time with you and always goes beyond any other doctor I have seen. She is compassion, loyal to her oath, and is a true example of what a doctor should be. The wait time is worth it. So what that she is out of network....Most excellent doctors are!! This allows the government to stay out of medical health care. "- V. / Healthgrades / May 05, 2017
How are cornea diseases and disorders treated?
When it comes to diseases and disorders of the cornea, the eye care community classifies them into five different categories. These include allergies, infections, trauma to the eye, dry eye, and corneal dystrophies. Caused by genetics, environmental conditions, specific medicines, lifestyle choices, workplace issues, or underlying health conditions, you may have an increased risk for a corneal disease or disorder. If Dr. Held suspects a corneal problem, she will perform a comprehensive eye exam or diagnostic tests to select the best treatment options. Your treatment will depend on the type of disorder or disease and may include specialized eye drops, artificial corneas, laser treatment, or corneal transplant surgery.
Expert Corneal Care
If you have started experiencing problems with your eyesight and think it might be a corneal condition, please call Eye Surgeon Direct to schedule a consultation. Dr. Kristin Held is skilled at managing corneal conditions and reducing discomfort caused by the symptoms. She can complete a thorough eye exam that indicates what’s wrong and provide expert treatment options. We encourage you to reach out to our eye clinic in San Antonio, TX to learn more.