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Amy K. Hutchinson, MD

Interim Director
Professor of Ophthalmology
Section of Pediatric Ophthalmology


Amy Hutchinson, MD, joined the Emory Eye Center in 2002. Dr. Hutchinson’s clinical practice includes general pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. Her special interests are in retinopathy of prematurity screening and treatment, pediatric vision screening, electronic health records and cerebral visual impairment.

Dr. Hutchinson co-developed and validated a novel eye chart for children, the Handy Eye ChartTM for use in non-verbal or non-English speaking individuals. She recently introduced a specialty clinic for children with cerebral visual impairment. Dr. Hutchinson participates in a number of NEI-funded pediatric ophthalmology studies that apply evidence-based medicine to the treatment of amblyopia and other pediatric eye diseases.

National Recognition

Dr. Hutchinson is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment Society and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.

She received the honor award and the senior honor award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and from the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She currently serves as vice-chair of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus’s vision screening committee and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Dr. Hutchinson recently served on the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee where she was first author on two policy statements and co-author on five additional policy statements.

Areas of Clinical Interest

• Retinopathy of prematurity

• Pediatric vision screening

• Cerebral visual impairment

• Pediatric strabismus

• Electronic health records and telemedicine

 

Amy K. Hutchinson, MD

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA: 1987-1991

Internship
Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta GA: 1991-1992

Residency
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA: 1993-1996

Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA: 1992-1993

Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC: 1996-1997

Board certified in Ophthalmology

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