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S.K. Steven Houston III, MD


Bachelor of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
Doctor of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Internship, Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami
Ophthalmology Residency, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Vitreoretinal surgery Fellowship, Wills Eye Hospital
Faculty, Wills Eye Hospital Department of Telemedicine and Technology Innovation


Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

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Doctor Houston holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Florida and earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed an internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and an ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL.

Following residency training, Dr. Houston completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and diseases at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Doctor Houston enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and son. He is also an avid ironman triathlete and enjoys running, biking, and swimming. Doctor Houston joined Florida Retina Institute in July, 2015.

Research Experience

Doctor Houston has extensive research experience on surgical and medical retinal diseases. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national and international conferences. He has also first authored 8 book chapters, including a chapter in Ryan’s RETINA and Vitreoretinal Diseases: The Essentials.

Doctor Houston has particular interest in research on macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, optical coherence tomography and retinal imaging, and vitreoretinal surgery and instrumentation.

Additional interests include mobile and digital health technologies to improve patient care. Dr. Houston is a manuscript reviewer for Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences (IOVS) and Retina. He is also a contributing writer for Retina Today, New Retina MD, and

Ron Michels Fellow, Ron G. Michels Fellowship Foundation
Heed Fellow, Society of Heed Fellows
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
UVA Medical School Foundation Class of 1969 Scholarship

  1. Debbie S.March, 2017

    All staff were very friendly and helpful. A very pleasant experience. Dr. Houston is fantastic. He was very informative and made sure I understood everything. He is very caring and thorough. I fully trust him. There should be more positive experiences like this is all areas of the medical field. Thanks for such a nice experience. I truly appreciated you all.

  2. Dr. Houston took care of my issues and set my mind and ‘eye’ at ease. You have a very professional staff. Thank you so very much.

  3. I wish I went to you sooner. The reception was warm and friendly. The office is clean, cool, and wonderful art work. It shows you care about ‘us’. People remember how they felt after a doctor visit – not just the treatment and info. You made me feel wonderful. You are very capable, kind, warm, and sincere. Refreshing.

  4. AnonymousOctober, 2016

    This was my first visit and I like Dr. Houston. Although young, I was confident in his diagnosis and treatment plan. Should I need surgery I have confidence in him to do the procedure.

  5. We have had to drive 400 miles round trip to Bascom Palmer. We now found better care from Dr. Houston! Yeah!

  6. Florence H.June, 2016

    I appreciate Dr. Houston for explaining my type of macular degeneration, all my previous doctors told me nothing. Also, the tech showed me the pictures with explanation. Everyone is so professional and kind. I’m looking forward to my next visit. Thank you all.

  7. Nancy B.May, 2016

    If more doctors offices were handled in the way this office is then maybe our health care would be more pleasant and informative. Looked and acted so caring.

  8. Dorothy N.March, 2016

    My experience in going here has restored my belief in doctors. For years my own ignorance to importance of caring has got my eyes bad and no doubts I am diabetic. Everyone was so top professional and best, awesome, and outstanding. So thankful for coming here.

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