Did you know?
A macular hole develops from the gradual shrinkage of the vitreous, which pulls on the surface of the retina surrounding the macula - the special part of the retina that gives us our clearest and sharpest central vision.
Dr. Hamilton graduated from Harvard Medical School and served a vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has conducted over 100 teaching and speaking engagements and served as a sub-investigator in dozens of clinical trials.
An Outstanding Educational Background
Undergraduate: Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Magna Cum Laude – Chemistry
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Post-Sophomore Fellowship: Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
M.D. Internship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
Ophthalmology Residency: Doheny Eye Institute/USC, Los Angeles, California
Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Honored by His Colleagues
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2006
AMA Physicians Recognition Award with Commendation, 2008-2009, 2010-2011
National Research Service Award, Harvard Medical School, 1993
Kirkland House Master’s Award, Harvard College, 1992
John Harvard Scholarship, 1990-1991
Charter Member, International Masters of Retina (IMOR)
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Florida Society of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retinal Specialists
American Medical Association
Florida Medical Association
Polk County Medical Association
Recognized Expert in New Therapies for Retinal and Macular Diseases
Dr. Hamilton has conducted over 100 teaching and speaking engagements to local, regional, national, and international groups. He has also published five abstracts with Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), two book chapters, and served as a sub-investigator in dozens of clinical trials.
Active Member in the Community
Dr. Hamilton resides in Lakeland, Florida. He supports local high school athletics, the Polk Museum of Art, and VISTE and WeCare charitable organizations. In his spare time, he enjoys spectator sports, movies, book collecting, traveling and dining out.