Steven Hamilton
Steven R. Hamilton, M.D.

Steven R. Hamilton, M.D.

Steven R. Hamilton, M.D.


Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Botox Treatment, Double Vision, Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis Clinics at SNI, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Optic Nerve Disorders

  • Accepting Children: Yes
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

Medicare, Medicaid/DSHS, Bill Insurance, VISA, Cash, Check, Payment Plan, Money Order

Insurance Accepted:

DSHS/Medicaid, First Health, Great West Life (One Health Plan of WA), Labor & Industries, Medicare, Pacificare of Washington, Secure Horizons, Uniform Medical Plan (WA St Health), United HealthCare, Champus/Tricare (Health Net Federal Services), Premera Blue Cross (All Product Lines), Regence Blue Shield (All Product Lines), Cigna (First Choice), First Choice Health Network, Pacific Medical Centers, Aetna/US Healthcare Standard

Philosophy of Care

My practice integrates old-fashioned comprehensive history-taking and a hands-on detailed examination, with state-of-the-art diagnostic testing customized to each individual patient's main concern.

Personal Interests

I enjoy road cycling, traveling overseas, reading, gardening, attending arts events including the symphony, opera, and dance and have two adult daughters.

Medical School

University of California, Irvine, CA


University of Washington, WA


Harvard Medical School, MA

Board Certifications


Professional Associations:

North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society, AAN

Drug treatment and weight loss restores vision in a blinding disorder linked to obesity

As many as 100,000 Americans suffer from a disorder called pseudotumor cerebri or idiopathic intracranial hypertension that can cause permanent blindness and chronic headaches. The disease primarily strikes obese women of reproductive age with symptoms of daily headaches, visual symptoms including transient blurring or blindness, double vision, and pulsating noises in one’s head. Up to 5-10% of these patients may have permanent visual loss due to optic nerve damage.
A recent national trial funded by the National Institute of Health’s National Eye Institute has shown that a common water pill, acetazolamide, combined with a moderate but comprehensive dietary and lifestyle modification plan can restore and preserve vision in women with this disease. I was one of the local investigators for this trial along with Dr. Eugene May.
The symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri are thought to be due to high spinal fluid pressure around the optic nerves and brain due to impaired reabsorption of spinal fluid that is continuously being produced within the brain. This results in chronic headaches and swelling of the optic nerves that can lead to permanent blindness if left untreated. Patients typically are ...

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