Dr. Christopher Stelton, MD

Dr. Christopher Stelton, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 34
Dr. Christopher Stelton, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 2010 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

3400 S Tamiami Trl

Sarasota, FL 34239

Contact Information

(941) 777-5000

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
more than 56% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
more than 46% of peers
more than 41% of peers

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Dr. Stelton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Stelton "Dr. Chris Stelton is an ophthalmologist and retina specialist in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Chris Stelton is a board-certified ophthalmologist who takes a personal interest in each of his patients and uses advanced technology to help ensure the best outcomes. Dr. Stelton's patient-centered practice at SK Retina offers innovative procedures and therapies to diagnose and treat a range of eye conditions, including macular degeneration, macular holes, macular pucker, retinal tears and detachments, vein occlusions, posterior vitreous detachment and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Stelton was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. His father served in the United States Air Force for thirty years, and as a result, Dr. Stelton grew up in many places including Texas, Florida, Louisiana, the Philippines, and Germany. Dr. Stelton completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Stelton completed both an ophthalmology residency and a prestigious, two-year subspecialty fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Emory Eye Center at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, one of the preeminent ophthalmology programs in the country. During his time at the Emory Eye Center, Dr. Stelton gained significant clinical experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of retinal and vitreous diseases. He is particularly interested in the study and treatment of diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. During his time in Atlanta, Dr. Stelton also worked at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital providing retina care.The experience allowed Dr. Stelton to serve our nation's veterans, many of whom experience eye conditions associated with aging, including complications from diabetes and high blood pressure, macular degeneration, and retinal detachments. Dr. Stelton is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has admitting privileges at Sarasota Memorial Hospital although many treatment options are available "in-office" due to the state-of-the-art technology available at SK Retina. Dr. Stelton met his wife Christina in Atlanta, where she completed a fellowship in pathology. Christina was born and raised in Sarasota, where her father was an internal medicine physician for over 20 years. The Steltons are happy to be back in Christina's hometown. The Steltons are proud parents to a sweet, independent toddler who keeps them on their toes. They are parishioners at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Sarasota. Dr. Stelton is an Eagle Scout, and in his free time, he still enjoys camping and fishing. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Stelton "Our passion is giving our patients the best experience possible each and every office visit.  "

2  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

26  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

17  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laser Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Texas A&M University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stelton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stelton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stelton to family and friends
60 total reviews (48 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (60)

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Dr. Stelton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (48)

Office waiting area is attractive, with pleasant background music and staff and a reasonable wait time. This was only my first visit, but I liked Dr. Stelton and felt that I had made the right choice to go to him. Dr. Stelton was considerate, listened well, asked thoughtful questions and...more
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I called with an emergency situation with my eye. They got me in immediately. The exam was thorough and I was given a plan to resolve the problem with my eye. Very pleased.
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Dr. Stelton’s office is welcoming and efficiently schedules on-time appointments. His approach to patients calms and clearly informs as his examination is both thorough and complete with the highest level of regard to patient care at all times. Grateful to be one of his patients!
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Starting with the friendly reception, the clean and modern environment, the professional and friendly treatment, the timely manner I was seen and the state of the art equipment was impressive. This was topped with the excellent and thorough examination by Dr. Stelton. He really took the time...more
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Dr. Stelton was professional, personal, and straightforward with his approach regarding my diagnosis and plan of care.
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