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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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About S.K. Steven Houston III, MD

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 iMedicalApps.com

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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CRVO emergency referral from Dr. C resulted in a full evaluation within 24 hours. FRI and Dr. Houston and staff ability to respond quickly, thoroughly, and graciously is most impressive, and deeply appreciated.

Very professional place.

The staff and physician was excellent.

Especially impressed with immediate care and treatment being done and not stretched into multiple appointments. Excellent show of care and respect for our time as well.

Still a patient – picking insurance policy to stay with Florida Retina Institute!

I was referred by the doctors at Cleveland Clinic Ohio and I was pleased with the office, employees, and doctor. Thank you.

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