Dr. John Holds, MD

Dr. John Holds, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. John Holds, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Southwestern Medical School University of Texas - M.D. in 1983 and specializes in ophthalmology and plastic surgery.Read his story

12990 Manchester Rd Ste 102

Saint Louis, MO 63131

Contact Information

(314) 567-3567

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Top Care Areas

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Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 89% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Holds' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Holds "Dr. John B. Holds is an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon serving the St. Louis area for more than 30 years. Dr. Holds is experienced in Thyroid Eye Disease, Blepharospasm Treatment and Lacrimal Disease. He is a professional member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Missouri State Medical Association. Dr. John Holds was also awarded the Honor Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Vitals. com Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award and the Vitals. com Patients' Choice Award. EDUCATION Residency – Ophthalmology – Cullen Eye Institute Baylor College of Medicine Board Certifications - American Board of Ophthalmology PROCEDURES & TREATMENTS OFFERED BY Dr. Holds Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Asian Blepharoplasty Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty Cosmetic Lid Surger Ptosis (droopy eyelid) repair Fat transfer Endoscopic Brow Elevation Brow Lift Midface Lift Revisional Eyelid Surgery Anophthalmos Orbital Trauma Thyroid Eye Disease Blepharospasm Treatment Lacrimal Disease Tearing Problems Eyelid Cancer Reconstruction Ectropion Repair Functional Upper Lid Blepharoplasty SPA: Botox Juvederm Restylane Radiesse Xeomin Belotero Latisse Dysport Sculptra Fotofacial RF Chemical Peels Facials & Microdermabrasion Cosmoceuticals FORMS OF PAYMENT Cash, Checks, Master Card, Visa, Discover, Amex. INSURANCES ACCEPTED Medicare and most commercial plans. Please call the office if you have any questions. HOURS Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM "


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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

12  Conditions Treated

  • Cancer
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Lacrimal Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thyroid Eye Disease

15  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Belotero® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Dysport Injection
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin Grafts
  • Xeomin® for Blepharospasm

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Trinity University - BA - Biology and Biophysics
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Southwestern Medical School University of Texas - M.D.
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Baylor Affil Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Ophthalmology - Cullen Eye Institute Baylor College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • U Utah Sch Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Holds has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Holds' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Holds to family and friends
22 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Holds' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Holds is the most talented surgeon I have ever been to. He is knowledgeable, kind, and does immaculate work. His office staff are the utmost professional and friendly, and there is always someone to answer your questions. His nurse practitioner, Ms Carr, does a wonderful job with her care of...more
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Dr Holds is one of the few physicians who thoughtfully listens to patients concerns and discusses treatment options. Additionally, his office team is professional, pleasant and accommodating - they work to schedule quickly and keep appointment times (minimizing in office wait). Dr. Holds and...more
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Dr. Holds, on my first visit, renewed my hope that I would be OK and able to have better function of my eye, cheek and mouth. He did not promise what he could not deliver but he gave me hope that I had lost. His staff is wonderful and either answers my questions and or finds the answer for...more
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