Dr. Christopher Walton, MD

Dr. Christopher Walton, MD

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45 y/o
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Dr. Christopher Walton, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Mobile, AL. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Read his story

Christopher Walton, MD

3701 Dauphin St

Mobile, AL 36608
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 97% of peers
Floaters
very high
more than 93% of peers
Glaucoma
normal
more than 61% of peers

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Dr. Walton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Walton "Dr. Walton earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile. He then spent a year studying at the renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. After returning to the Southeast, Dr. Walton received his formal Residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He then completed specialized fellowship training in corneal surgery and refractive surgery at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Very few doctors have this dual training, and it has helped Dr. Walton become recognized as one of the premier refractive surgeons on the Gulf Coast. Each year, Dr. Walton continues to participate in continuing education courses in order to remain current on the latest techniques and technologies in the field of ophthalmology. As a result of this ongoing training, Dr. Walton has become one of the only eye surgeons in Mobile to utilize some of the most advanced technology available, including: Allegretto Wave® Wavelight® excimer laser system for LASIK LenSx® laser for cataract surgery Visian ICL Dr. Walton is a Mobile native, and he feels strongly about giving back to his community. He works with the National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC), located in Huntsville, Alabama. The NCAC provides services to child abuse victims across the country. Dr. Walton's primary efforts in association with the NCAC involve working with disadvantaged children in the Mobile area."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Walton "Dr. Walton always strives to provide you with the best service so that you will be able to achieve the highest quality vision. He uses the most updated surgical techniques and technology in order to deliver unparalleled levels of care. 

When you work with Dr. Walton, you will receive a customized treatment plan that is tailored to address your unique eye care needs. All surgery is done in-house. Dr. Walton has a surgical center attached to his office building, ensuring you enjoy the highest levels of comfort throughout your procedure."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Vision Therapy
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Cloudy Cornea as Seen in Corneal Ulcer
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Acquired Secondary to Intraocular Neoplasm
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Intraocular Hemorrhage
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Myopia, Type 6
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sees Haloes Around Lights
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wrong Power Intraocular Lens

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Procedures

  • Adult Eye and Vision Examination
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Mississippi Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Walton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Walton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Walton to family and friends
4.1
based on 27 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Walton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
in Ocean Springs, MS |
just had the lasik,love it. can see now. well worth it.would do it again. all i need is readers now. wold recommend to anyone.
Mobile, AL |
His care was distracted and negligent. My impression is he is only in this for the money. Choose someone else.
in Mobile, AL |
The care that you receive by Dr. Walton and his staff is just great. The nurses and he are very friendly and listen to what your concerns are. My previous eye doctor retired and I had to find another one. I wanted one who could take care of cataracts and what ever other eye needs I might have. I wanted an eye doctor that I could stay with for the rest of my life (I'm 66) and I found him - Dr. Christopher Walton.
in Daphne, AL |
VERY GOOD!
in Mobile, AL |
Dr. Walton was personable and professional. He answered all my questions and made me feel confidence in his assessment.
in Atmore AL |
Dr. Walton is an impressive doctor. He is intelligent and I recommend him highly..
in Grand Bay |
Professional and friendly, wonderful experience. I'm so glad I decided to have the LASIK procedure done. The results are fantastic. Dr. Walton and his staff are great.
in Wilmer, AL |
Dr Walton is a very friendly Dr and listens to what you say. He is very knowledgeable in his craft and the results of his work is nothing short of miraculous. My experience with him was better than great.
in Mobile Alabama |
I'm not a person to refer anyone to doctors but Dr. Walton went beyond his duty and helped me with my son and for that I will always be grateful. He did what no other doctor would have done. I will always refer people to him. Thank you Dr. Walton for all you do.
in Mobile, AL |
I will and have recommended Dr. Walton since my eye surgery. I am very happy with the results of my surgery. He and his staff exceeded all expectations.
in Mobile, AL |
Dr. Walton was very thorough and made several recommendations in order to find out if my swelling can go down without surgery. I really appreciated this decision. He was most understanding and was trained by my doctor in Mississippi, Dr. Phong.
in Mobile, AL |
Both doctor Walton and the entire Premier Medical staff, from the waiting room nurses to the ladies in the billing office, were prompt, courteous and professional. I was apprehensive about anyone doing anything near my eyes, but the surgery did not make me anxious, the recovery has been easy and the results outstanding. Please call Dr. Walton if you need eye surgery.
Mobile AL |
Excellent Bedside manners and extremely thorough in examination! I would highly recommend
in Theodore, AL |
Dr. Walton is very thorough in explaining the procedure he is about to do and makes sure you have a good understanding about what he will be doing. During the procedure he is very calm and calculated and acts with the utmost care. Afterwards his follow up is meticulous and he makes sure the recovery time and procedure is fulfilled properly.
in Mobile, AL |
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Walton and his team. I just recently had a terrible LASIK surgery experience with a different doctor and needed help. I called Dr. Walton's office to share my story, and he agreed to see me. Dr. Walton is very kind, informative and honest. He performed the LASIK procedure on April 12 to correct the terrible job done by the other doctor. Dr. Walton and his staff were very pleasant and comforting throughout the procedure. My vision is now great!
in Mobile, AL |
My experience with cataract surgery and with Dr. Walton was great! His appointments were on time, his staff were friendly and helpful, and the surgery was quick. I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Walton accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Walton has admitting privileges

Springhill Medical Center
3719 Dauphin St
Mobile, AL 36608
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