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 specialist in Mobile, AL and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

Christopher Walton, MD

3701 Dauphin St

Mobile, AL 36608
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Walton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Vision Therapy

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

63  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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14  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

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Walton to family and friends
42 total reviews (26 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

  • 5
    (34)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Walton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (26)

Dr. Walton and staff are very professional. They were very reassuring and answered all of my questions regarding my refractive surgery. I did not experience any discomfort during or after my procedure. Their follow-up was equally professional.
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Dr Walton and Staff took great care of me! Very thorough. Results of LASIK were amazing!
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Dr. Walton and his staff was very professional. Any questions or concerns that I had concerning my cataract surgery was explained to me and that made me feel comfortable doing the surgery. I have told my family that I am glad I went to Dr. Walton.
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I had a great experience with dr Walton & the entire practice. Although they were busy the check in process went smoothly & wait time was reasonable.
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Dr. Walton was very friendly, along everyone I came in contact with at my appointment. I only had to wait about five minutes to get into a patient room with a nurse doing typical preliminary tests before the Dr. came in about 10 minutes later. Dr. Walton spent more than 20 minutes testing and...more
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