Dr. Hamilton is a fellowship trained corneal specialist at Eye Consultants of Atlanta, the largest, private, multi-specialty ophthalmology practice in Atlanta, GA. He specializes in refractive surgery as well as cataract surgery with multifocal IOL technology, LASIK, corneal transplantation, and anterior segment reconstructive procedures.
Considered one of the top eye surgeons in Atlanta, Dr. Hamilton has been selected by his peers to be included in "Best Doctors in America" for each of the last 13 years, an honor which includes only 5% of all doctors in the United States. He has seen patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Athens, Carrollton, Rome, and Macon as a consulting corneal specialist with other ophthalmology practices throughout the state. Distinguished by his personable manner, Dr. Hamilton has a dedicated patient following throughout Georgia and in surrounding states.
Dr. Hamilton has been practicing ophthalmology since 1990. He was one of Emory Vision's attending surgeons for more than six years, until the opening of Piedmont Better Vision in 2003. He has performed thousands of LASIK and refractive procedures, and many local and national figures, fellow physicians and eye doctors have chosen Dr. Hamilton as their surgeon. In 2004 he was awarded the Centurion Surgeon and Quality of Vision award by Alcon, the Ladar Vision Corporation, for his superior refractive surgical results. He has extensive experience in modern cataract surgical techniques including implantation of the premium multifocal implants ReSTOR, ReZoom, and Crystalens, and is one of the few surgeons in Atlanta to be fully credentialed by Eyeonics to implant the Crystalens. He received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University, and his M.D. degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB). Postgraduate training included a medical-surgical internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, and an ophthalmology residency at the Eye Foundation Hospital (UAB), where he served as chief resident. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Hamilton pursued additional training through a fellowship in cornea and external disease at Eye Consultants of Atlanta. This year of advanced training included extensive experience in corneal transplant and anterior segment and refractive surgery. Dr. Hamilton is affiliated with Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA and has surgical privileges at various hospitals throughout Georgia, where he works as a consultant.
Dr. Hamilton has served as a clinical instructor of ophthalmology at Emory University where he was involved in the teaching of advanced techniques in corneal and cataract surgery. He has been on the medical advisory committee of the Georgia Eye Bank since 1999. Dr. Hamilton was an investigator in the national HEDS group (Herpetic Eye Disease Study) at Emory University, and is a local investigator in the national Corneal Donor Study and Fuchs Dystrophy Genetic Study. Keeping abreast of new advances in the field of ophthalmology, he is the chief investigator in a study of special intraocular lenses in patients following severe ocular trauma. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications and presentations on various topics in ophthalmology including corneal disease, ocular trauma, LASIK, and surgical techniques, and was one of the first surgeons in the United States to implant the AlphaCor artificial cornea.
Dr. Hamilton has donated his gifts and services both locally and in less developed countries, including Honduras and Kenya, providing surgery for the blind and the poor. He is Medical Director for Eye Consultants of Atlanta's Operation Saving Sight program, which provides eye surgeries at no cost for Georgians in need. Dr. Hamilton also has an ongoing relationship with the Lost Boys of Sudan and Childspring International. His generous spirit is also represented by giving to the Atlanta community, including raising funds for local charities and organizations, and playing the drums weekly for the Life Teen Mass at Christ the King.