Stephen M. Hamilton, M.D.

Stephen M Hamilton MD's mission is to provide the most advanced ophthalmologic care in a compassionate and highly skilled manner. He takes a personal interest in the well-being of each of his patients. He has completed thousands of LASIK, cataract, and refractive procedures. Many local and national figures, fellow physicians and eye doctors have chosen Dr. Hamilton as their surgeon. He works as a consulting corneal specialist with other ophthalmology practices throughout the state of Georgia. Distinguished by his personable manner, Dr. Hamilton has a dedicated patient following throughout Georgia and in surrounding states.


  • Corneal External Diseases and Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certified:

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, 1995
  • Re-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2005

Eye Consultants Offices Served:

Hospital Staff Privileges:

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite
    (courtesy staff)
  • Coliseum Hospital, Macon, GA
    (visiting staff)
  • Grady Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Piedmont Eye Ambulatory Surgery Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Surgery Center of Rome, Rome, GA (visiting staff)


  • Best Doctors in America, 2002-2013
  • National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomate, 1990
  • Vitals: Georgia's Favorite Physicians, 2008-2012
  • Vitals: Most Compassionate Doctor, 2012

Medical Memberships & Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Christian Ophthalmology Society
  • Eye Bank Association of America, Paton Society
  • Herpetic Eye Disease Study, Investigator
  • National Institutes of Health Corneal Donor Study, Investigator
  • FECD Fuchs Genetics Study, Investigator
  • Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group

Community Service:

  • Georgia Eye Bank, Medical Advisory Committee, 1995-present
  • Emory University Department of Ophthalmology, Assistant Instructor, 1994-2006

Honduras Outreach:

  • Medical missions



  • Cornea and External Disease, Alan M. Kozarsky, M.D., Eye Consultants of Atlanta, P.C. / Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA, 1993-1994


  • Eye Foundation Hospital / University of Alabama Combined Program in Ophthalmology, Birmingham, AL,1990-1993
  • Honors: Chief Resident, 1992-1993


  • Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL,1990

Medical School:

  • University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, M.D., 1989

Undergraduate Degree:

  • Auburn University, B.S., chemical engineering, 1984, Auburn, AL
  • Honors: Alpha Epsilon Delta national pre-medical honor society; Omega Chi Epsilon national Chemical Engineering honorary; Phi Lambda Upsilon chemistry honorary; Dean’s Honor Roll for Engineering; Alabama scholar, 1980