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CHRIS STELTON, MD - VITREORETINAL SURGEON

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 AM 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 sub-specialty 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 in Atlanta, Dr. Stelton worked at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital providing retina care for Veterans experiencing eye conditions associated with aging, including complications from diabetes and high blood pressure, macular degeneration, and retinal detachments.

Dr. Stelton's passion to study and treat diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration is evident in his work.

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. They are now proud parents to a sweet, independent toddler who keeps them on their toes. Aside from his active membership in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Stelton is an Eagle Scout, and in his free time, still enjoys camping and fishing. He and his wife are also parishioners at St. Thomas More.


Dr. Stelton has admitting privileges at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, however many treatment options are available here at SK Retina due our state of the art technology.

We can help you with:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Injections for Macular Degeneration - we have Avastin, Eylea, and Lucentis
  • Epiretinal Membranes or "Pucker"
  • Macular Hole
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Edema
  • Retinal Tears and Detachments
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)
  • Floaters
  • Vein Occlusions