Steven M. Couch, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Patients Seen At: (314) 362-3937 (Eye Center, Center for Advanced Medicine)
(314) 996-3300 (Medical Building Two, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital)
(314) 273-0020 (Washington University Eye Center - South County Office)

Fax: (314) 362-3725 (Eye Center, Center for Advanced Medicine)
(314) 996-3490 (Medical Building Two, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital)
(314) 842-2316 (Washington University Eye Center - South County Office)

Email: CouchS@vision.wustl.edu

Education

  • BA: University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, 2005
  • Medical Degree: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, 2006

Training

  • Intern: Internal Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, 2007
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 2010
  • Fellowship: Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2012

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology -- Certified

Honors and Awards

  • Heed Ophthalmic Foundation fellowship recipient, 2011
  • Award for outstanding ABO boards score, Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology, 2011
  • Award for outstanding OKAP score, Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology, 2010
  • Award for outstanding OKAP score, Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology, 2009
  • Award for outstanding OKAP score, Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology, 2008

Selected Publications

  1. Couch SM, Chundury RV, Holds JB. Subjective and objective outcome measures in the treatment of facial nerve synkinesis with onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox). Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May-Jun;30(3):246-50.
  2. Chundury RV, Couch SM, Holds JB. Reply Re: "Comparison of preferences between onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) and incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin) in the treatment of benign essential blepharospasm". Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jan-Feb;30(1):77.
  3. Jacobs SM, Couch SM, Custer PL. Divided eyelid nevus: a lid-sparing, staged surgical approach. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct;156(4):813-18.
  4. Chundury RV, Couch SM, Holds JB. Comparison of preferences between onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) and incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin) in the treatment of benign essential blepharospasm. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May-Jun;29(3):205-7.
  5. Couch SM, Harocopos GJ, Holds JB. Orbital silicone oil granuloma discovered during enucleation. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Aug;130(8):1083-5.
  6. Couch SM, Custer PL. Topical 5-fluorouracil for the treatment of periocular actinic keratosis and low-grade squamous malignancy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 May-Jun;28(3):181-3.
  7. Couch SM, Buchanan AG, Holds JB. Orbicularis muscle position during lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011 Nov-Dec;13(6):387-91.
  8. Couch SM, Brodie SE, Leavitt JA, Brodsky MC. Something to sink your teeth into. Surv Ophthalmol. 2011 Nov-Dec;56(6):544-9.
  9. Couch SM, Bakri SJ. Review of combination therapies for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Semin Ophthalmol. 2011 May;26(3):114-20.
  10. Kutzbach BR, Kashiwagi DT, Couch SM, Burton MC. Diagnosis: the eyes have it. Am J Med. 2010 Aug;123(8):e1-2.
  11. Couch SM, Baratz KH. Delayed, bilateral descemet's membrane detachments with spontaneous resolution: Implications for nonsurgical treatment. Cornea. 2009 Dec;28(10):1160-3.
  12. Couch SM, Garrity JA, Cameron JD, Cloft HJ. Embolization of orbital varices with N-butyl cyanoacrylate as an aid in surgical excision: results of 4 cases with histopathologic examination. Am J Ophthalmol. 2009 Oct;148(4):614-618.e1.

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