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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

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  2. I had a nice visit, the doctor was very nice, and everyone else was too. I’m glad I could come then. I’m glad my doctor sent me there.

  3. Thank you for your dedication!

  4. Dr. Houston was very kind and thoughtful of my concerns. He was very gentle and I didn’t feel the pain. Looking forward to healing of my left eye and next appointment in July.

  5. For a first tune it was really nice. The staff gave me great customer service. The lady that gave me my next appointment gave me a smile and that is amazing in the reception area. That is the number 1.

  6. I was visiting from NC when the time came for my regular injection. I’m grateful the Institute was here.

  7. I was visiting from NC when the time came for my regular injection. I’m grateful the Institute was here.

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