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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. Having spent most of my career in Administration, I was most impressed with the pre-admission package I received. It was well put together, well thought out, and very professional. In addition the young ladies at the front desk, Abi and Kristal, were very warm and welcoming.

  2. Dr. Houston and assistants were great. Explained things well and put me at ease.

  3. The first person we met was Abby. The next girl was Chrystal. All of these young ladies were super. So satisfied and Dr. Houston, what a class act, so professional. Thank you so much, you guys are great.

  4. The staff was very accommodating. Helped me through a difficult situation from my referring doctor. The physician was excellent and also made me feel at ease and told me everything necessary to continue with treatment.

  5. I was visiting the Clermont are when I experience a loss of vision in one of my eyes. Dr. Houston was able to see me in an emergency apt. He was very thorough and explained everything to me. The entire staff put me at ease with their professionalism and concern for my health.

  6. I decided to try this doctor for convenience for I was visiting my daughters and I received such good treatment from the staff up to the doctor. Thanks for having such help like them to take care of me.

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