Helen Koenigsman


Cataract and Glaucoma Specialist

Dr. Koenigsman is a board certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologist offering comprehensive, glaucoma and cataract care. She offers the latest in intraocular lens implant technology for cataract surgery. Dr. Koenigsman provides full medical, laser and surgical management of all types of glaucoma. Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery or MIGS is an option for many patients today who have early to moderate glaucoma. These are often combined with cataract surgery which can optimize vision and glaucoma care with just a single surgery.

Dr. Koenigsman has previously served on the board of the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology. She is an active fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. She is an active member of the American Glaucoma Society serving on various committees. Dr. Koenigsman volunteers her time to EyeCare America, Operation Sight and AGS Cares in order to provide no cost clinic exams, cataract and glaucoma surgery for local patients who cannot afford eye care
Helen Koenigsman, MD: Medical Eye Center

Education, Humanity and Action are three important tenets for Dr. Koenigsman. She started her career as a software engineer. However, her desire to provide medical care led her to reconsider her professional goals. She spent over 10 years in additional school and training to earn her doctorate in medicine, complete internship, residency and fellowship training. She continues to hone new skills and techniques through continuing medical education, workshops and wet labs. This love of learning goes beyond medicine. You may even see her at the local community college taking a language or music class!

Dr. Koenigsman’s interests outside of work are diverse. She plays several musical instruments, sings, enjoys skiing, stand up paddle boarding, crafting and reading in her downtime. Dr. Koenigsman and her husband have two sons and two dogs. She also spends her vacation time going on humanitarian cataract missions. She has been to Haiti and Togo, Africa. Ask her about her most recent mission trip.

Education and Training

Fellowship, 2013
Glaucoma—Devers Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon

Residency, 2012
Ophthalmology—University of Florida, Gainesville

Internship, 2009
Internal Medicine—University of Florida and Shands Hospital, Gainesville

Medical School, 2008
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville

Bachelor of Science, Engineering 1990
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Dr. Koenigsman participates in EyeCare America which is a program through the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to offer free ophthalmic exams for those who are uninsured.

She is also a participating surgeon for American Glaucoma Society (AGS) which offers eyecare and surgery for uninsured patients with glaucoma.

Joined Medical Eye Center in 2013
Dr. Koenigsman is currently accepting new patients. Call us today to make your appointment