As an ophthalmologist, I specialize in diseases of the cornea and external eye. I walk through available treatment options with patients and create an individualized care plan that could involve medication, an in-office procedure, or even surgery to relieve symptoms and help them get back to enjoying life. It's really rewarding when we find the best solution for the patient and even more so when I hear words of gratitude or receive a kind thank you note.
I love working at Ohio State because we have limitless opportunity for collaboration to handle complex cases, in addition to the latest treatments and newest equipment.
Common procedures I perform include cataract surgery, corneal transplantation (including PKP, DALK, DSEK, and DMEK), pterygium excision, corneal cross-linking for keratoconus, limbal stem cell transplants, and surgical excision of ocular surface neoplasia. In addition to my treatment of adult patients, I also treat cornea conditions in younger patients at the Eye Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
In my free time, I read fiction, am actively involved in my church, and spend time with my family.
- Recipient of Paul A. Weber Award for Humanism in Ophthalmology, 2019
- Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- Recipient of research awards at annual meetings for both the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary
- Corneal Ulcer
- Dry Eye Syndromes
- Corneal Edema
- Corneal Opacity
- Corneal Diseases
- Pediatric Ophthalmology
- Corneal Cross Linking
- Ocular Oncology
Locations Where I Practice
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212
484 County Line Road W.
Suite 240 Westerville, OH 43082
915 Olentangy River Road
Suite 5000 Columbus, OH 43212
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Education and Training
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI
8/29/2011 - 5/8/2015
Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown, PA
6/24/2015 - 6/23/2016
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2016 - 7/12/2019
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
7/15/2019 - 7/14/2020
American Board of Ophthalmology
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Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Martinez has reported no relationships with companies or entities.