Rebecca Kuennen

Rebecca Kuennen, MD

  • Ophthalmology

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.


  • 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

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Hahnemann University Hospital


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


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

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

My Department



283 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

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 04, 2018

she understands what you are talking to her about and really listens

Reviewed on Feb 02, 2018

Enjoyed seeing residents first. They were very thorough yet didn't take too long with their assessment. - Very professional residents.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018

Dr. Kuennen is outstanding. Extremely caring, very Professional and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

always highest quality care and concern

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2018

She's the best.

Reviewed on Jan 05, 2018

Perfect experience. Friendly & informative.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

Dr. Kuennen is truly a caring person & wonderful dr. - we can't say enough good about her as a person or dedicated dr. We have seen her every week for the past year.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

Dr. Kuennen is very good about any changes in your eyes and what, if anything, should be done

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2017


Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

I like her. She is so busy and still takes time, does not rush you, seems very concerned.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Kuennen has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.