Rebecca Kuennen

Rebecca Kuennen, MD

  • 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.

Appointments: (614) 293-8116

About Me

My ophthalmology practice includes expertise in cornea and external diseases, cataract and refractive surgery, and other eye conditions.

I've always wanted a career where I could help people. What makes me happy in life is when I can help someone in need.

Providing a medical or surgical therapy can truly change a patient's quality of life. When people tell me how grateful they are for my care, it makes me feel good about what I do. I also enjoy educating medical students and resident physicians.

In addition to my ophthalmology work at Ohio State, I have participated in medical mission trips to Nicaragua and Ghana with Ohio State colleagues. We've done vision screenings, corneal transplants, cataract surgery and other treatments for children and adults. It’s always a rewarding experience. The people there are so appreciative. I love knowing I've helped change someone's life.

I enjoy working at Ohio State. Ohio State's Eye and Ear Institute is a beautiful facility and easy to access. We have modern equipment and spacious exam rooms. We have the resources and expertise to help people in many ways.

Highlights

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Director, Cornea and External Disease
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Co-investigator, national and multi-departmental clinical trials
  • Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Eye Hemorrhage
  • Uveitis, Suppurative
  • Aphakia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
  • Aniridia
  • Pemphigoid, Benign Mucous Membrane
  • Eyelid Cancers
  • Aicardi Syndrome
  • Hyphema
  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
  • Chalazion
  • Uveitis, Anterior
  • Conjunctivitis, Allergic
  • Corneal Endothelial Cell Loss
  • Corneal Perforation
  • Xerophthalmia
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Juvenile Epithelial of Meesmann
  • Keratitis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Eye Diseases, Hereditary
  • Lens Diseases
  • Coloboma
  • Lens Subluxation
  • Uveitis
  • Keratoconjunctivitis, Infectious
  • Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Dry Eye Syndromes
  • Conjunctivitis, Acute Hemorrhagic
  • Corneal Opacity
  • Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial
  • Eyelid Diseases
  • Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Cancers
  • Eye Injuries
  • Blepharospasm
  • Conjunctival Diseases
  • Conjunctival Cancers
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections, Fungal
  • Eye Infections, Parasitic
  • Artificial Lens Implant Migration
  • Iritis
  • Hordeolum
  • Conjunctivitis, Viral
  • Exfoliation Syndrome
  • Pterygium
  • Dacryocystitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Ectopia Lentis
  • Microphthalmos
  • Albinism
  • Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Keratitis, Herpetic
  • Trichiasis
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
  • Scleritis
  • Scleral Diseases
  • Iris Diseases
  • Pinguecula
  • Corneal Edema
  • Corneal Neovascularization
  • Corneal Wavefront Aberration
  • Anterior Capsular Rupture, Ocular
  • Eye Infections, Viral
  • Trachoma
  • Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy
  • Arcus Senilis
  • Keratitis, Dendritic
  • Aphakia, Postcataract
  • Posterior Capsular Rupture, Ocular
  • Capsule Opacification
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Ophthalmology
  • LASIK
  • Refractive Errors

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Hahnemann University Hospital
5/31/2003

Residency

Ophthalmology
Hahnemann University Hospital
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2007

Fellowship

Ophthalmology/Cornea
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology
6/5/2011

My Department

Ophthalmology

Reviews

512 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

114 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 03, 2019

I really liked Dr. Kuennen she was very friendly & very thorough.

Reviewed on May 02, 2019

Pleasant, caring, listened & adjusted treatment to my individual needs.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

This was the first time a saw her - I was impressed and very pleased with her.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

She is attentive & thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Attentive, detailed, empathetic.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Kuennen's Fellow was very personable and thorough and concerned. I felt like Dr. Kuennen didn't feel I had a health concern that warranted seeing otomologist at this time.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

She talked to me not at me. Explained everything I needed or wanted to know. Everyone made me feel very good about the surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Kuennen is very knowledgeable. She answers questions throughly.

Reviewed on Apr 08, 2019

Dr. Kuennen has always been very considerate, very knowledgeable, and outstanding in all that she does.

Reviewed on Apr 08, 2019

Dr. Kuennen & Dr. Pisano along with all nurse assistants I consider my super women team. They have all helped me see and I considered them family. My life has been changed. This group is wonderful!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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