Summary: The cornea specialist addresses many issues that are vital to the focusing apparatus of the eye. There are many diseases that can reduce the clarity which may need treatment with drops or surgery to restore vision.
Care areas: Corneal scarring, herpetic eye disease, corneal transplantation, keratoconus, ectasia.
Key symptoms: Blurry vision not corrected by glasses, painful eye, foreign body sensation, discomfort.
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-- Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology --Director Cornea & External Disease --Assistant Program Director --
Extramural roles: -- Georgia Society of Ophthalmology-Board Member --
B.S. Biology --Davidson College --2003
M.D. --The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health --2007
Transitional Internship --University of Tennessee, Chattanooga --2008
Ophthalmology Residency --Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center --2011
Cornea & Refractive Surgery --Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center --2013
Board Certified --American Board of Ophthalmology --2013
Dr. Estes completed her undergraduate education at Davidson College in North Carolina. She then went on to receive her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. Following medical school, she completed her ophthalmology residency and a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Estes joined the faculty at GRU in 2013 and focuses upon medical treatment of diseases involving the cornea. She also performs a variety of surgical procedures including corneal transplantation (penetrating keratoplasty and Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty), cataract extraction, pterygium excision, removal of corneal tumors, and ocular surface reconstruction. She most recently presented research at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons involving outcomes related to the use of topical non-steroidal versus steroid anti-inflammatories following cataract surgery. She hopes to continue to pursue clinical research at Georgia Regents University.