Ophthalmic & Cosmetic Surgery in St. Louis

Our Mission

Our practice is committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients within our area of expertise. This is an ongoing and unwavering commitment. From that perspective, we must roll back to the three “A’s” I learned in medical school over 30 years ago – affable, available and able. We do our best to provide a friendly and comfortable environment that allows patients to make decisions and undergo treatment in a non-threatening fashion. We must also be available, and the practice has always strived to have access and health insurance participation to allow care to those in need, working hard to see emergency patients whenever needed. Finally, we strive to be the best at everything we do at all times. Imperfect work is never accepted, and continuous improvement is always needed – this defines the “practice” of medicine.

After medical school I learned of a fourth “A” – Affordable. We attempt to fairly price our services and make care accessible.
We look forward to seeing every new patient. It is a privilege for us to be entrusted with your care, and we intend to honor your trust with our best possible work.

John B. Holds, MD, FACS

Who We Are



John B. Holds, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Holds is an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon who has practiced in St. Louis since 1990. An ophthalmic plastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist or eye surgeon who has specialized in plastic surgery around the eye. Dr. Holds is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Saint Louis University. He regularly lectures physicians in courses on topics in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid and facial surgery, and has been listed in “Best Doctors in America” since 1994.

Dr. Holds’ practice focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive issues surrounding the eye and middle face. Dr. Holds was one of the original researchers in Botox therapies in the 1980’s…


Krishna P. Kalyam, M.D.

Dr. Priya Kalyam is a board eligible ophthalmologist with over 4 years of experience. She is from New Jersey, attending Rutgers University for her undergraduate studies in Biomedical engineering. She received her ophthalmology residency training from Yale University. She is completing a rigorous two-year fellowship sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She has won several awards including resident of the year during her resident training at Yale.

Patient Testimonials

As an operating room nurse, I knew the quality of Dr. Hold’s work so when I decided to consider a blepharoplasty and laser resurfacing I knew who to go to. At my consultation Dr. Holds suggested that I also consider facial fat transfer for the sunken areas of my face. I hadn’t even thought about that but I am glad he suggested it because I feel it contributed to the overall great outcome.... Read More

Two years ago Dr. John Holds performed a blepharoplasty or eye lift procedure on my eyes. I researched many doctors in the St. Louis region and felt Dr. Holds was the best doctor for my situation. Dr. Holds and his staff performed the procedure in his suite, and I had the best possible care from preparing me for the surgery, during the surgery as well as continued follow-up care. The staff is professional,... Read More


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St. Louis, MO 314-567-3567