Meet oculoplastic surgeon Courtney Kauh, MD | Ohio State Medical Center

Meet oculoplastic surgeon Courtney Kauh, MD | Ohio State Medical Center


Hi! My name is Courtney Kauh, and I’m one of the oculoplastic surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
My care approach in treating my patients is, of course, I want to treat them the
same way I would want myself or my family members to be treated. I think
that one of the key components of being a good health care provider is having an
open line of communication between myself and my patients. Part of that also
includes education. A lot of patients may come in and not really quite understand
the disease process that they have and and how it’s affecting them. They may not
understand the treatments that are involved and so part of their visit with
me includes that education and really trying to help them understand their
medical condition so together we can navigate through their healthcare
journey, which includes diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and, as a surgeon, it also includes their surgical course. I want them to understand what to expect
with post-operative recovery and afterwards. The more of an understanding that patients can have in their own medical conditions that I find that this
can be quite helpful in terms of their own expectations and the way that they
are able to deal with whatever issue or medical condition they may have. I love
this particular field that I have chosen because it’s one where I’m not only able
to improve a person’s appearance, but I can also really have a deep impact on
improving their their quality of life, their function. Again, with different
disease processes around the eyes, they can have an effect on a patient’s vision
as well as their comfort around the eyes and so one of the great satisfactions I
have in my job is when I see a patient that I’ve performed surgery on and they
come back to me and they say that they feel like a new person. They feel that, you know, people are looking at them differently and they feel better
about themselves. But I also have an appreciation and the patients that come
to me that say, “My vision is better. The surgery that you have performed has
helped me to see better.” So I’m very lucky to be in a career where I can
improve patients both on a functional basis as well as on a cosmetic basis.

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