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Steven M. Couch, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Specialty Areas

Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Eyelid and Orbital Diseases
Cosmetic Procedures

Board Certifications

Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Ocular oncology and orbital tumors, Orbital inflammation, Cosmetic eyelid and facial surgery, facial fat transfer, endoscopic forehead and midface procedures; eyelid lesions and skin cancers, eyelid malpositions (ptosis, ectropion, entropion), lacrimal (tearing) disorders, post-traumatic deformities, ophthalmic reconstructive surgery, orbital conditions, enucleation/socket reconstruction, thyroid eye disease

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • In the News

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Eye Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 12
Office Phone: 314-362-3937
Fax: 314-362-3725

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Two

10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: 201
Office Phone: 314-996-3300
Fax: 314-996-3490

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129

Suite: 2500
Office Phone: 314-273-0020
Fax: 314-842-2316

Education

Education

BA: University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri 2005
Fellowship: Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2012
Residency: Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 2010
Medical Degree: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 2006
Intern: Internal Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 2007

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

The mechanism(s) of core-collapse supernovae.
Couch SM
Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci. 2017 Oct 28; 375(2105)pii: 20160271. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2016.0271.

PMID:
    28923992
    [PubMed - in process]
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Comparison of primary and secondary enucleation for uveal melanoma.
Pham CM, Custer PL, Couch SM
Orbit. 2017 Aug 16; 1-6. doi: 10.1080/01676830.2017.1337183.

PMID:
    28812919
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Teprotumumab for Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy.
Smith TJ, Kahaly GJ, Ezra DG, Fleming JC, Dailey RA, Tang RA, Harris GJ, Antonelli A, Salvi M, Goldberg RA, Gigantelli JW, Couch SM, Shriver EM, Hayek BR, Hink EM, Woodward RM, Gabriel K, Magni G, Douglas RS
N Engl J Med. 2017 May 4; 376(18)1748-1761. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1614949.

PMID:
    28467880
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Allergic Eyelid Dermatitis as the Sole Manifestation of Gold Hypersensitivity.
McDaniel LM, Couch SM
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jul/Aug; 33(4)e80-e82. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000783.

PMID:
    27792680
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Etiology and Management of Allergic Eyelid Dermatitis.
Chisholm SAM, Couch SM, Custer PL
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jul/Aug; 33(4)248-250. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000723.

PMID:
    27333449
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Correction of Eyelid Crease Asymmetry and Ptosis.
Couch SM
Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2016 May; 24(2)153-62. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2015.12.009.

PMID:
    27105801
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Upper Lid Blepharoplasty.
Hahn S, Holds JB, Couch SM
Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2016 May; 24(2)119-27. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2016.01.002.

PMID:
    27105797
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Role of Surgeon Technique in Current Practice Patterns for Combined Ptosis and Dermatochalasis.
Neimkin MG, Couch SM, Holds JB, Bodnar ZM, Reggie SN
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar/Apr; 33(2)124-128. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000668.

PMID:
    27015239
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptors in Benign Vascular Lesions of the Orbit: A Case Series.
Atchison EA, Garrity JA, Castillo F, Engman SJ, Couch SM, Salomão DR
Ophthalmology. 2016 Jan; 123(1)209-13. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.09.009.

PMID:
    26481818
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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IgG4-associated orbital and ocular inflammation.
Lee CS, Harocopos GJ, Kraus CL, Lee AY, Van Stavern GP, Couch SM, Rao PK
J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2015; 515. doi: 10.1186/s12348-015-0047-y.

PMID:
    26034515
    [PubMed]
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Subjective and Objective Measures in the Treatment of Hemifacial Spasm With OnabotulinumtoxinA.
Chundury RV, D'Angelo AS, Couch SM, Holds JB
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar-Apr; 32(2)133-7. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000443.

PMID:
    25811161
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Carotid cavernous sinus fistulas without superior ophthalmic vein enlargement.
Jacobs SM, Arias EJ, Derdeyn CP, Couch SM, Custer PL
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 May-Jun; 31(3)191-6. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000241.

PMID:
    25105521
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Subjective and objective outcome measures in the treatment of facial nerve synkinesis with onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox).
Couch SM, Chundury RV, Holds JB
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May-Jun; 30(3)246-50. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000086.

PMID:
    24807539
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reply Re: "Comparison of preferences between onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) and incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin) in the treatment of benign essential blepharospasm".
Chundury RV, Couch SM, Holds JB
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jan-Feb; 30(1)77. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000092.

PMID:
    24398500
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Divided eyelid nevus: a lid-sparing, staged surgical approach.
Jacobs SM, Couch SM, Custer PL
Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct; 156(4)813-18. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2013.05.032.

PMID:
    23891331
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparison of preferences between onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) and incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin) in the treatment of benign essential blepharospasm.
Chundury RV, Couch SM, Holds JB
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May-Jun; 29(3)205-7. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e31828de0d6.

PMID:
    23552607
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Orbital silicone oil granuloma discovered during enucleation.
Couch SM, Harocopos GJ, Holds JB
Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Aug; 130(8)1083-5. doi: 10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.287.

PMID:
    22893091
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Topical 5-fluorouracil for the treatment of periocular actinic keratosis and low-grade squamous malignancy.
Couch SM, Custer PL
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 May-Jun; 28(3)181-3. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3182467c68.

PMID:
    22460673
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Orbicularis muscle position during lower blepharoplasty with fat repositioning.
Couch SM, Buchanan AG, Holds JB
Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011 Nov-Dec; 13(6)387-91. doi: 10.1001/archfacial.2011.42.

PMID:
    21690462
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Review of combination therapies for neovascular age-related macular degeneration.
Couch SM, Bakri SJ
Semin Ophthalmol. 2011 May; 26(3)114-20. doi: 10.3109/08820538.2011.577130.

PMID:
    21609223
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In the News

In the News

Steven Couch, MD

Areas of Research Interest

Orbital inflammatory diseases, surgical techniques and novel treatments of periocular/orbital disease