Christine Martinez

Christine Martinez, MD

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology - Cornea & External Diseases
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 49 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 14 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

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
  • Pterygium
  • Corneal Edema
  • Corneal Opacity
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Keratitis
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Corneal Cross Linking
  • Ocular Oncology

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Information

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

49 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    5 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 03, 2021

    Excellent physician. Dr. Martinez assessed and diagnosed a complex situation. she did her best to treat the numerous symptoms/conditions that were compromising my vision. Dr Martinez's competent treatment has greatly improved my situation and I note considerable improvement. Her kind supportive care has helped me cope with a difficult situation. I am very grateful for her expert knowledge and experience. it certainly has helped me and has definitely improved my prognosis.

  • Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

    Very nice; seemed to care and show concern.

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

    Great, very knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2021

    Excellent physician. Competent & devoted to help address my complex eye problems. Listens well. Provides good information. Makes good referrals.

  • Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

    She met us on a Sunday to evaluate my eye - great doctor.

  • Reviewed on Mar 02, 2021

    Dr. Martinez was very kind, explained everything. Thorough.

  • Reviewed on Jan 31, 2021

    She has been wonderful!

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

    Very knowledgeable, appropriate

  • Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

    Care provider was friendly and comforting about the fact we still don't know why I am having a problem.

  • Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020


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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.