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

  • Eyelid Diseases
  • Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Cancers
  • Eye Injuries
  • Blepharospasm
  • 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
  • Conjunctival Diseases
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

495 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

90 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Good - I am just starting with Dr. Kuennen - was with Dr. Tom Mauger for 20 yrs.!

Reviewed on Feb 08, 2019

Very good experience.

Reviewed on Feb 05, 2019

Always highly professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

excellent

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019

very satisfied

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr. Kuennen listens, she's very direct & explains your treatment well.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

very professional and responsive

Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019

Thorough and compassionate

Reviewed on Jan 06, 2019

All good

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

This was my first visit with this provider. The Dr. that I regularly see in this practice has left to take another opportunity elsewhere. This is a very specialized practice, so having a good rapport with my Dr. is essential! Dr. Kuennan (?sp) was familiar with my case when she entered the exam room. I really appreciated that.

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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.