Dr. Elliot C. McKee MD | Eye Care | Southpark, Belmont
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SouthPark Belmont

Fellowship Trained

Pediatric Eye Care Strabismus

Clinical Interests

StrabismusPediatric Eye Care

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Dr. Elliot McKee is a fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismus specialist who has been with CEENTA since 2014 in Charlotte, NC. He is originally from St. Louis and completed his ophthalmology training at Indiana University and Duke University. He evaluates and treats children’s eye conditions ranging from the routine to complex, including glasses, amblyopia, strabismus, cataracts, glaucoma, nasolacrimal duct problems, and retinopathy of prematurity. He has a particular interest in children with special needs. He also treats adult patients with eye alignment disorders (strabismus). In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and baby, playing tennis, and participating in the men’s group F3 (Fitness, Faith, and Fellowship).

Dr. McKee practices in the following offices:

SouthPark (6035 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC)

Belmont (400 Park Road, Belmont, NC)

To make an appointment with him, call 704-295-3000. You can also request an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.

Education & Fellowship

University of Missouri, 2005

Saint Louis University, 2009

Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital, 2010

Ophthalmology, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2013 (Chief Teaching Resident, 2013)

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Duke Eye Center, Duke University School of Medicine, 2014

Associations & Memberships

Board Certified by:
- American Board of Ophthalmology

Member of:
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
- North Carolina Medical Society

Community Involvement

Dr. McKee has given continuing education talks, including:

"Pediatric Vision Screening"
"Solving the Puzzle of Strabismus in Adults"
"The Puzzle of Diplopia"


My son just turned 1 year old and in the last two months his right eye was turning in. Our pediatrician said he should have his eyes tested so we brought him to see Dr. McKee. He tested his eyes and he needed glasses. We put his glasses on and got him home, and he walked for the first time, taking seven steps. He never walked before because he couldn’t see. It was an emotional moment for us.     - Summer W.
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McKee, EC, Ely AL, Duncan JE, Dosunmu EO, Freedman SF. “A Comparison of Icare PRO and Tono-Pen XL Tonometers in Anesthetized Children” Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2015. Aug; 19(4): 332-7.

McKee, E. Presentation: “Inferior Rectus Recession for Vertical Misalignment in Ophthalmic Graves’ Disease”. Presented June 29, 2012 at Residents’ Day, Eugene and Marylin Glick Eye Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana.

McKee, E. Presentation: “Refractive Outcomes of IOL Implantation based on LenStar biometry”. Presented June 28, 2013 at Residents’ Day, Eugene and Marylin Glick Eye Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana.

McKee, E. and Miller, B. Presentation: “AAO Mid-Year Forum Review”. Presented September 21, 2012 at the annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Glaser, R., Hodgen, B., Farrelly, D., McKee, E. “Adenine Synthesis in Interstellar Space: Mechanisms of Prebiotic Pyrimidine Ring-Formation in Monocyclic HCN-Pentamers.” Astrobiology. 2007. (7) 455-470.

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