Dr. Samuel Houston, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & SurgeryMale

Dr. Samuel Houston, MD is a Vitreoretinal Disease Specialist in Orlando, FL and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus medical school in 2009. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as AdventHealth Altamonte Springs and Adventhealth Orlando. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Houston to book an appointment.

Dr. Houston

Florida Retina Institute

95 COLUMBIA ST Orlando, FL 32806
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Houston's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houston treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houston treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houston treats Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houston treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houston treats Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houston treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Houston's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(407) 849-9621

Dr. Houston accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Cigna PPO
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Tricare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Houston's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Houston

4.5

Based on 25 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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I was very nervous when I went but Dr. Houston was awesome. He explained everything from the beginning till the end. I would recommend him to everyone. The staff made you feel comfortable and always a smile. If you need a retina specialist Florida Retina Institute is the place.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 29, 2020
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DR. HOUSTON IS A FINE DOCTOR. KIND AND CONSIDERATE
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BONNIE YAPPEL – Aug 12, 2020
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I cant say enough good things about the man that saved my eyesight.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 27, 2020
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Being treated By Dr. Houston has been a wonderful experience. While my diagnosis scared me he has been able to treat me keeping my vision good so that I am able to practice my passion, Photography ! So for me a big thank you Doc!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pegi Resch-Djerdj – Oct 14, 2019
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Dr Houston is undoubtedly the best opthomologist I've ever been with. I've been treated for various eye issues for several years, throughout the country, and Dr Houston is by far the BEST I've ever been with. Period.
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Apr 30, 2019
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VERY PERSONALABLE Knows what he is doing ! He's best of three I've used !
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Apr 12, 2019
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Dr.Houston is really one of the best doctor we have ever known. My husband had a serious problem due to diabetic disease and was treated by Dr. Houston twice in 2018. As we are not native speakers, he tried to explain by one way or another in order for us to understand the best possible. We really appreciate his kindness, his reponsibility, his devotion, his sympathy. Thank you.
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Apr 10, 2019
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Outstanding physician. Very gentle and understanding. Explains the issues with patience. Gives his entire attention to the patient and never rushes the consultation. Grateful to have him as my doctor. Staff is excellent as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandra in Sarasota, FL – Jan 24, 2019
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The doctor has an excellent professional manner and is easy to talk to. I have had excellent results with my treatment for a torn retina. I would recommend him to anyone I know who needs 1st rate retinal care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Anthony in Orlando, FL – Oct 17, 2018
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I completely enjoyed my visit with Dr. Houston. He was quite personable/did a great job of explaining the problem with my eyes. My eye doctor recommended him and I would go back if I ever have a problem that requires his attention. There were a lot of people in the waiting room and he handled each case giving everyone the time needed to be sure they understood what their situations were and I really liked that he was not trying to rush us through like cattle. He gets a thumbs up from me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Loretta Lewis-Perez in Davenport, FL – Dec 06, 2017
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Dr. Houston first saw my husband in an emergency situation. Not only did he and his staff work as rapidly as possible to minimize the time that my husband spent without any sight but Dr. Houston successfully completed his surgery while explaining exactly what was going to happen and what the likely outcome was going to be. Thanks to Dr.Houston and his staff, we were able to manage through a very emotional situation without undue worry. We will be forever grateful for my husband's sight.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Frank Johnston in Orlando, FL – Aug 11, 2017
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Dr. Houston make you feel very comfortable. He explains everything and upon leaving you know you have gotten good care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Diane in Orlando, FL – Mar 09, 2017
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I had an emergency appointment with Dr. Houston & then emergency surgery with Dr. Houston; several follow up appts with him. He always explained in detail; listened to questions & concerns, then took the time to Thoroughly address everything -- still does that at each follow up. The STAFF in Lake Mary & Orlando offices are exactly the caliber of support people I'd like to find in every practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Orlando, FL – Feb 16, 2017
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The doctor, the nurses, the staff were fantastic. The doctor had excellent patient rapport. He and all his staff made me feel very comfortable and I felt I was in good hands with something as delicate as my vision.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Janice Presz in Mount Dora, FL – Feb 07, 2017
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Professional and caring . Reassuring that he could take care of any concerns that I presented .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna Tanner in Orlando, FL – Jan 21, 2017
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On May 1, 2015, I had a vitrectomy with epiretinal membrane peel at Wills Eye institute in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Houston was completing his vitreoretinal fellowship there, and that day he performed my surgery. He did an outstanding job, and I was able to observe the entire procedure since I had requested to be fully awake during the operation. Today - 18 months later - the eye has stabilized at 20/25. I highly recommend Dr. Houston and count my experience that day a blessing! Cathy Nanovic
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cathy Nanovic in Lansdale, PA – Nov 06, 2016
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I met with Dr. Houston at the retina eye institute yesterday afternoon. Everyone in the office was friendly and professional. My exam was thorough. He explained my situation and suggested a laser procedure right then in the office. I had done enough research on him to have total confidence in his care. I felt very scared of the procedure and he and his staff totally reassured me and helped me feel at ease through the very quick procedure. I walked out of the office extremely happy and satisfied
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rosemarie Taylor in Orlando, FL – Sep 25, 2016
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DURING THE LAST SIX MONTHS, DR..HOUSTON HAS CONSISTENTLY DEMONSTRATED HIS PROFESSIONALISM, CARE AND GENUINE CONCERN FOR MY WELL BEING, COMFORT, AND VISUAL IMPROVEMENT TO MY FULL POTENTIAL WHILE ACHIEVING EXCELLENT RESULTS. HE HAS EXPLORED MULTIPLE THERAPIES, VARIED DRUGS, AND TREATMENTS WITH ME. EXPLAINING MY OPTIONS, ANSWERING QUESTIONS, AND INVITING MY INPUT AS WELL. i CAN FULLY ENDORSE AND RECOMMEND DR. HOUSTON AND HIS EXCELLENT STAFF.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jane in Lake Mary, FL – Mar 03, 2016
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I would not recommend, reason being is that my son had surgery on his eye on 2/16/16 at FLA. Hospital Altamonte Ambulatory. We were told to be there at 8:00 am did not do surgery till 2:30 pm and when Doctor finally got out of surgery never came to the waiting room to explain what all he had done to my son eye. I find this to be very UNPROFESSIONAL. Would not use ever again. Doctor did not seem to care enough to explain to our family members.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Anntoinette Ashby in Paisley,FL – Feb 19, 2016
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I had an appointment at 8am for surgery, it is now 10:30am and the receptionist said you will go back when you go back. I've been told that doctors who are part of Florida Hospital, is all about having a positive patient experience. I would recommend going to Orlando Health as this has been everything except pleasant. The doctors need to put people in customer facing positions which actually like people. Nothing is worse than having someone who is rude when you're scared about having surgery.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Upsetpatient in Longwood, fl – Feb 17, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Samuel Houston, MD is a Vitreoretinal Disease Specialist in Orlando, FL and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Research
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Wills Eye Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Residency Hospital
Jackson Memorial Hospital University Miami
Internship Hospital
University of Florida Health Science Center
Medical School
2009
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School
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What are Dr. Samuel Houston, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Houston frequently treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear, and Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Houston treats.

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Dr. Houston's office is located at 95 COLUMBIA ST, Orlando, FL 32806. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Florida Retina Institute

Florida Retina Institute95 COLUMBIA ST Orlando, FL 32806
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Florida Retina Institute

Florida Retina Institute2270 E Highway 50 Clermont, FL 34711
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Florida Retina Institute790 S US Highway Lady Lake, FL 32159
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Houston is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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AdventHealth Altamonte Springs

Altamonte Springs, FL

43 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Adventhealth Orlando

Orlando, FL

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

44 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center

Orlando, FL

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received