Christine Martinez

Christine Martinez, MD

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology - Cornea & External Diseases
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 121 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 52 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

  • Pterygium
  • Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dry Eye Syndromes
  • Corneal Edema
  • Corneal Opacity
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Keratitis
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Cross Linking
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

My Videos

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.

121 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 06, 2022

    No bad experiences.

  • Reviewed on Apr 05, 2022

    Very friendly - Very concerning very professionally while helping me.

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

    Dr. Martinez is a great caregiver & her patience & thoughtfulness & explaining everything was thorough. Thanks!

  • Reviewed on Mar 26, 2022

    Great, she recommended by my wife.

  • Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022


  • Reviewed on Mar 20, 2022

    Wonderful and compassionate provider

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

    Very caring and professional in her approach

  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

    I feel Dr. Martinez has my best interest in mind. She is very thorough and treats me like I am her priority.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Martinez has reported no relationships with companies or entities.