Courtney Kauh

Courtney Kauh, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Plastic and Reconstructive
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

About Me

As an oculoplastic surgeon, I specialize in functional and cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery around the eyes. I offer treatments to my patients that improve the function and structure around the eyes, as well as improving a patient’s appearance.

I treat functional eyelid disorders including ptosis (droopy eyelids), eyelid malpositions, tear duct abnormalities and eyelash abnormalities. I also perform surgeries to remove the eye, treat orbital and periorbital tumors, trauma and thyroid eye disease. I provide cosmetic services including upper and lower eyelid surgery, browlift and nonsurgical treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers.

I believe that the physician-patient relationship is the cornerstone of providing excellent medical care. Compassion, communication and competency, as well as earning and maintaining my patients’ trust, is very important to me. I cherish the opportunity to positively impact the quality of my patients’ lives.

I love the collegiality and team approach that we have here at Ohio State. This institution provides patients with a wealth of resources and top leaders in almost every specialty of medicine. Knowing that my patients have access to great resources and providers is invaluable.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. We love spending time with the rest of our family, enjoying the outdoors and traveling.


  • My research interests include facial anatomy pertaining to surgical and nonsurgical oculoplastic procedures and improving surgical outcomes and quality of life for Mohs reconstruction patients

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Eye Cancers
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Blepharophimosis
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Orbital Myositis
  • Dacryocystitis
  • Trichiasis
  • Enophthalmos
  • Exophthalmos
  • Ectropion
  • Retrobulbar Hemorrhage
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Eyelids
  • Eye Evisceration
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Eye Diseases
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Eyelid Cancers
  • Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Eye Enucleation
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
  • Graves Ophthalmopathy
  • Lacerations
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Anophthalmos
  • Lacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Dry Eye Syndromes
  • Orbital Pseudotumor
  • Entropion
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Nasolacrimal Duct
  • Orbital Implants

Education and Training


University of Michigan Hospitals
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2015


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic
7/1/2015 - 7/31/2017

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

My Department



82 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 5
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018


Reviewed on Dec 22, 2018


Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

No bad.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Dec 05, 2018

Always spends time to address the problem.

Reviewed on Nov 07, 2018

She is the best! She took measurements before and during the procedure - very professional and very personable - I LOVE my eye lift I actually have eyelashes and no drooping skin. I love Courtney Kautt!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Dr. Kauh is such a sweet gal, so knowledgeable and helpful. She explained things very well so I could understand. The surgery I had helped my vision so much plus removed extra skin on my eyelids.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

The only provider who actually listened to my concern regarding my (botched) surgery I had and who truly is an artist and knew exactly how to correct my problem! Love her!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Kauh is excellent. she made me feel well cared for and even special.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2018

Dr. Kauh was excellent. she was extremely helpful, spent a lot of time with me, explained things very well and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Kauh has reported no relationships with companies or entities.