Corneal Neurotization featuring Steve Couch, MD, FACS [March 1, 2019]
1.0 Hour of CME
***PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE***
Steven Couch, MD, is an associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences. His areas of interest include thyroid eye disease, ocular oncology and eyelid/orbital tumors, orbital inflammation, cosmetic eyelid, and facial surgery, eyelid malpositions, post-traumatic deformities, and ophthalmic reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Couch sees patients at Barnes-Jewish Center for Outpatient Health and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. After his ophthalmology residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota he interviewed at many of the 17 fellowships in the country that were approved by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. The training with Drs. John Holds and Philip Custer in St. Louis seemed like the best fit for what he was hoping to accomplish in his career.
He enjoys utilizing and developing newer treatment options for cosmetic and functional problems of the eyelids, including the ability to use smaller incisions – providing more cosmetically oriented outcome.
While his practice is significantly weighted towards surgery, he also spends a great deal of time taking care of patients in the office treating patients with medical conditions.
The most interesting medical aspect of his practice is the application of newer developments for the nonsurgical treatments of ophthalmic conditions. For example, there is much research on the nonsurgical management of thyroid eye disease (Graves’ opthamolopathy). He is very excited about the possibility of treating patients who are in the active phase of ophthalmopathy and hopefully preventing or helping lessen complications from the disease.