Dr. Otis Walton IV, MD

Dr. Otis Walton IV, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 34
Dr. Otis Walton IV, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Houston, TX. He graduated from Baylor Coll Of Med and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

3900 Essex Ln

Houston, TX 77027

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

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Corneal Erosion
more than 70% of peers
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
more than 69% of peers
more than 60% of peers

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Dr. Walton IV's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Walton IV "Specialties: Cataract Surgery Refractive Surgery LASIK, PRK Refractive Lensectomy Phakic Intraocular Lens (Visian ICL) Glaucoma Presbyopia Correcting Surgery General Ophthalmology Therapeutic Laser Procedures Corneal Cross-Linking Bennett Walton, MD, MBA, is a fellowship trained ophthalmologist available for refractive surgery, cataract and glaucoma consultations. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. His professional interests include laser cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, refractive lensectomy, phakic intraocular lens (ICL) and presbyopia correcting surgery. He is experienced in both laser surgery and manual microsurgery and focuses on finding the best treatment for the individual patient. He attended Vanderbilt University as an Honors Scholar and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Walton received a Master of Business Administration from Rice University and a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine, with emphasis on improving healthcare outcomes. At Rice, he received distinction as a Jones Scholar, the highest academic award given from the business school. He completed an internship at Houston Methodist Hospital and residency at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. During his years at the Cullen Eye Institute, Dr. Walton received Everett L. Goar Research Awards in back-to-back years for his work in leveraging telemedicine to improve ophthalmic care delivery. Following residency, he completed an additional fellowship in cornea, refractive and anterior segment surgery. He has been named a Rising Star in Ophthalmology by eye surgery publication Millennial Eye. Dr. Walton is dedicated to patient safety and process improvement and won the First Place award at the 2015 Quality Improvement Conference hosted for the Houston medical community by Baylor College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and he has been an invited speaker at both regional and national conferences. He has also authored chapters for laser refractive surgery textbooks. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Walton IV "Dr. Walton strives to provide leading edge ophthalmic care with a personalized approach.  Dr. Walton's patients are often among the first in the nation to have access to new technologies, as he works alongside ophthalmic technology companies to develop new techniques and devices through clinical trials."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

31  Conditions Treated

  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

15  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Baylor Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Methodist Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor College Of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Slade & Baker Vision Center-Cataract, Refractive, and Corneal Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Rice University
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Walton IV has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Walton IV's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Walton IV to family and friends
5 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Walton IV'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 (4)

A coworker recommended Slade & Baker for LASIK surgery to me and the total experience has been outstanding. The staff from the front desk to the nurse that holds your hand during the procedure could not have been more friendly or caring. Dr. Walton who performed the procedure was awesome and has...more
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Dr. Walton did LASIK on my eyes in May and I went home and slept for 4 hours. I woke up with perfect vision. In fact even better then 20/20. I did a lot of research when searching for a LASIK surgeon. I'm an emergency room doctor and would not settle for anything less then the best. After reviewing...more
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I researched Dr. Walton before seeing him as a patient and was confident that he was exceptionally well trained and among the very best, yet it was his attention to his patients and personal warmth that really set him apart from other physicians and surgeons these days. Each staff member I...more
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Dr. Walton's expertise and attention to detail made me feel confident in my decision to have him correct my vision with LASIK surgery. Had I known what a life changing experience it is to no longer depend on contact lenses and glasses for correcting my vision and how comfortable both he and the...more
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