Clayton Scanlon, MD

Areas of Expertise/Procedures

Dr. Scanlon specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of a wide range of medical and surgical retina conditions and performs the following:

  • Diabetic Bleeding
  • Dry and Wet Macular Degeneration
  • Swelling of the Retina
  • Retinal Vascular Occlusion
  • Macular Pucker
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Retinal Tears and Detachments
  • Inflammation and Infection of the Retina

Dr. Clayton Scanlon is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in the medical and surgical care of the Retina. A Saint Louis native, Dr. Scanlon earned his Medical Degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine before returning home for his Ophthalmology specialty training at SLU. He then completed a two-year surgical Retinal fellowship at the Vitreoretinal Foundation/Eye Specialty Group in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Scanlon also practices at Retina Associates of St. Louis and has been providing Retina care for STL Vision since 2014. Dr. Scanlon provides care for all diseases of the retina including diabetic bleeding, macular degeneration, and retinal detachments. He is known for his harmonica playing skills and has even entertained at Ophthalmology meetings!


  • Undergraduate:Honors Bachelor of Arts, Xavier, Cincinnati, OH
  • Medical: University of Toledo College of Medicine


  • Internship: St. Mary’s/Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency: Saint Louis University Eye Institute, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship: Retina, Vitreoretinal Foundation/Eye Specialty Group, Memphis, TN


  • Missouri State Medical License
  • Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology


  • Associate, Retina Associates of St. Louis
  • Retina Specialist, STL Vision

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Saint Louis Ophthalmological Society
  • American Society of Retina Specialist


  • Harry Brady MD Excellence in Research Award
  • Chief Resident, Saint Louis University Eye Institute

Academic Appointments

  • Volunteer Clinical Faculty, Saint Louis University Eye Institute, St. Louis, MO

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, MO
  • BJC Christian Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, MO
  • St. Louis Eye Surgery and Laser Center, Des Peres, MO


6680 Chippewa
Suite 175 Suite 220
St. Louis, MO 631099
Phone: 314-351-0101

Opening hours:
Mon: 8:30am – 5pm
Tue: 8:30am – 6pm
Wed: 8:30am – 5pm
Thur: 8:30am – 5pm
Fri: 8:30am – 5pm
Closed weekends