Dr. Steven Couch, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Washington University Eye Ctr 10 Barnes West Dr Ste 201 Saint Louis, MO 63141 Get Directions
Dr. Steven Couch, MD
Dr. Steven Couch, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is 35 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Couch is affiliated with St. Louis Children's Hospital, Barnes Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

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  • Time well spent
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Dr. Couch was absolutely amazing with my father! He was kind and patient with him. Dr. Couch walked him through all the steps of the surgery, and helped him feel very comfortable throughout the entire process. My father was a bit nervous, and Dr. Couch not only calmed his nerves, but made my father feel very confident about his decision to move forward with the surgery. Dr. Couch went above and beyond! We were very lucky to have Dr. Couch!
in Chesterfield, MO |
Dr. Couch performed orbital decompression surgery on my right eye and did such a great job. You can't even tell there was a problem because he fixed my eyes up so perfectly that they're now totally symmetrical. I am thankful that I chose the right doctor and would recommend him to anyone needing to get serious surgery done on their eyes. Dr. Couch is talented and can be trusted.
in Saint Charles, MO |
I had two rather large moles removed, one from my left cheek, which I had since my teenage years and the other on my chest that had been there for many years, also. The procedure and aftercare were both explained fully. Dr. Couch made me feel like family and talked as though we had known one another for years. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends and family.
St Louis, MO |
Dr. Couch does excellent work. My only complaint is that he spends so little time explaining what he is going to do to the patient. He seems to be heading for the door out no sooner than he comes into the room. Maybe he's too busy?
in Walsh,Illinois |
This man single handily saved my life and I trust him like a brother and love him like family!!! He took a chance on a young woman with a rare disease that no one knew what was and every other doctor for 5 years wouldn't take such a rare case. He's went above and beyond his duties for the past 8 years we have been fighting my disease. He is a god send and I'm proud to say he is my doctor!!!
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Dr. Couch's Care Philosophy

I work hard to provide individualized care for difficult conditions through novel therapy.

Dr. Couch's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Chalazion
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Graves' Disease
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Trichiasis


  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri / Kansas City Campus

    Graduated in 2006

  • Internship Hospital
    Univ Of Mo-Kansas City

    Completed in 2007

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clin Rochester

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Washington University, St Louis

    Completed in 2012

  • Undergraduate School
    Univ Of Mo Kansas City Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Exenteration 
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery