Dr. Stephen Hamilton, MD

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Dr. Stephen Hamilton, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male

Eye Consultants of Atlanta 3225 Cumberland Blvd SE Ste 900, Atlanta, GA 30339 Get Directions
(404) 351-2220

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I strongly believe in the "old fashioned" doctor-patient relationship, and strive to deliver superior medical and surgical eye care with the highest level of professionalism and compassion.Read more

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Dr. Hamilton's Reviews

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4.8
based on 25 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Dr. Hamilton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
Alpharetta, GA |
For anyone who has successfully worn glasses/contacts their entire life and has pondered but never decided to do LASIK, this review is for you. I highly recommend Dr. Hamilton as your doctor, and I will explain. I am a Ph.D. scientist so question just about everything, and certainly wanted to minimize any margin for error with respect to my eyes. Without contacts, I could not see well past a few feet, with ~ -7 diopter in both eyes. Glasses at 6 years old then contacts from high school until my
in Atlanta, GA |
Had new symphony lens put in with amazing results. I can see better than I ever have. Dr Hamilton and his staff are the best...
in Douglasville, Ga. |
Doctor Hamilton removed cataracts from my eyes 7/14/05 and inserted Restor lenses I have had 20/20 vision for 11 years. I do not require glasses and I am 73 years old.. After the surgery I was amazed that I could see so clearly. I had worn glasses from the age of 10 until age 20 when I switched to contact lenses. I am extremely pleased with my results. I have referred several friends to him. I travel a good distance to get to his office and my husband is not happy about that.
in Cartersville, GA |
Dr. Hamilton is very compassionate. He doesn't rush, answering any and all questions. He and his staff exhibit all you could hope for in a health care team.
in Marietta, GA |
I was one of his first surgery patients when he did a corneal transplant on my right eye in 1994. It is still perfect! Recently he did a cataract surgery on my left eye and now it sees 20/15, which is remarkable. He has been treating me for the past 22 years for various other conditions and I am very pleased with all aspects of his treatments and his obvious concern for my wellbeing. He is very friendly and answers questions thoroughly. I consider him a great friend and highly recommend him.
in Royston, GA |
Very skilled, friendly and thorough. I was anxious about my cataract surgery. He took time to answer all of my questions. He covered everything thoroughly.
in Canton, GA |
Dr. Hamilton has worked so hard with me over the last 5-6 years. My situation with Kereatoconus was a real challenge and Dr Hamilton resolved it with the correct surgery and lens implants for me. Wow what a difference in my life. I now have friends and family making appointments to receive the same care that I did. Congratulations Dr. Hamilton on a Job Well Done!
in Atlanta, GA |
Excessive wait times . . . unapologetic and rude nurse assistant . . . on two most recent visits my wait has been almost an hour . . . I left without seeing the doctor on the second visit. Staff offered no pre-emptive information, apology, or explanation . . . and Dr.'s nurse assistant was unapologetic and almost indignant when I questioned the long delay to see the doctor. She accused me of having an "attitude", without realizing it was her with the attitude. Projection, anyone?
There is nothing I can say to make this right, but I do want to apologize. I like to give my patients all the time that they need and unfortunately that can be unpredictable. I do respect your time. I am human and a patient as well. I do all that I can to stay on schedule but it's just not always possible as a doctor who does complex cases and accepts emergencies.This obviously was not handled respectfully by my staff and believe me we have talked about it! I am sorry. Regards, Steve Hamilton
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Dr. Hamilton's Care Philosophy

I strongly believe in the "old fashioned" doctor-patient relationship, and strive to deliver superior medical and surgical eye care with the highest level of professionalism and compassion.

Dr. Hamilton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Patients Choice Award, 2008-2010
    • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2010
    • Best Doctors In America-peer selected, 2001-2011
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cornea Guttata With Anterior Polar Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Dystrophy Crystalline of Schnyder
  • Corneal Dystrophy of Bowman Layer, Type 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy of Bowman Layer, Type 2
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Avellino Type
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Epithelial Basement Membrane
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 2
  • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, Type 1
  • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, Type 2
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Carraway Meth Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Eye Fdn Hospital University Ala School Med

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Eye Cons Atlanta Piedmont Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Auburn University

    Graduated in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping With Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy