About Medical and Laser Treatments for Glaucoma
At Eye Surgeon Direct in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Kristin Held proudly performs innovative medical and laser treatments for glaucoma. Depending on the option you need, Dr. Held uses laser-assisted technology, prescription eye drops, or a combination of these options to reduce internal eye pressure. With medical and laser treatments for glaucoma, men and women can address this disease with safe, effective, and fast therapies. Please call our San Antonio, TX eye center to schedule your eye exam. With early detection of glaucoma, we can reduce the chances of partial or total vision loss.
"I highly recommend Dr. Held. Her conscientious and careful approach to her patients is followed by excellent skills and follow up. I highly respect Dr. Held I all respects and stress that she is an amazing woman. "- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 26, 2019
"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
"Justawese - Dr Held is a combination of care, skill and integrity. She performed surgery on me and three of my friends and soon my wife. We all agree that We wish all Drs were like Dr Held"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 22, 2018
"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
What to expect with medical or laser treatment for glaucoma
Dr. Held has extensive experience helping diagnose glaucoma and treat the symptoms with medical treatments or laser surgery. These methods will allow us to manage your intraocular pressure, reduce damage to the optical nerve, and prevent the chances of blind spots or total blindness. The primary candidates for these types of treatments:
- Have both glaucoma and cataracts
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Are living with mild, moderate, or severe glaucoma
Once Dr. Held has decided that a patient is a good candidate for glaucoma treatments, she can discuss the best options. Patients may benefit from various treatments, and it depends on the severity of each person's case. At first, you may receive more conservative options, like eye drops or medications. For patients who need more complex procedures, we may perform a trabeculectomy or utilize laser therapy. No matter the treatment, all patients will receive detailed information to ensure they feel comfortable and knowledgeable.
ADVANCED GLAUCOMA MANAGEMENT
Fewer than 15 years ago, patients experiencing the more advanced glaucoma stages had only one option for treatment. However, medical and laser treatments now allow ophthalmologists to perform multiple techniques to help patients control their glaucoma. Please reach out to Eye Surgeon Direct to schedule an eye exam with our highly skilled team, and easily manage your intraocular pressure.