Dr. Valerie Kounkel DO

  • Ophthalmology West Des Moines, IA

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Dr. Valerie Kounkel, DO is a Doctor primarily located in West Des Moines, IA. She has 22 years of experience. Her specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Kounkel is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Medicalcenter and Iowa Lutheran Hospital. She speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Valerie Kounkel has the following 10 areas of expertise and 1 specialty.


An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.


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Locations & Directions

Physicians Eye Clinic

2101 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50265

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