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D. Rex Hamilton, MD, is Director of the UCLA Laser Refractive Center and Health Science Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology in the Cornea–External Ocular Disease and Cataract and Refractive Surgery Divisions of the Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. He is highly trained in laser vision correction as well as advanced cataract surgery. In 2010, Dr. Hamilton was the first surgeon at the Stein Eye Institute to perform laser-assisted cataract surgery. A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Hamilton received his doctor of medicine degree at the University of California, Irvine, where he graduated at the top of his class. He began performing refractive surgery during residency training at the Stein Eye Institute. He then completed a one-year fellowship in refractive, cornea, anterior segment, cataract and glaucoma surgery at Minnesota Eye Consultants under the directorship of Dr. Richard Lindstrom.
He is actively involved in clinical research, particularly in the area of premium (multifocal and toric) intraocular lenses for cataract surgery, corneal biomechanics and imaging. He has authored 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, more than 50 scientific presentations at national meetings and has delivered more than 150 invited lectures across the country and internationally. He has served on the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Preferred Practice Pattern Committee for Refractive Surgery. He currently serves on the Refractive Surgery Clinical Committee and Refractive/Cataract Clinical Subcommittee for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Recognized for his contributions to the field, he was elected to Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 4th Edition and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 7th Edition. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.