Amy Johnston Estes, MD


Amy Johnston Estes, MD


Amy Johnston Estes, MD

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.

  • Clinical Interests

    Corneal scarring
    Herpetic eye disease
    Corneal transplantation

  • Other Info

    Cornea and External Disease Dr. Estes specializes in the corneal transplantation, dry eye syndrome, corneal dystrophies and much more.

  • Philosophy of Care

    Augusta University is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, our physicians partner with our patients, their families, and other specialty physicians to provide an unmatched level of care. As the only academic medical center in the area, our patients receive the compassionate care they deserve along with leading-edge research and technologies not found anywhere else in the region.

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Director Cornea & External Disease Service

Education and Training

Internship: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN - 2003

Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center - 2013

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Dr. Estes’s Reviews

March 29, 2024

Very professional and very caring

March 3, 2024

Very good

March 1, 2024

Doctor Estes is the best ever.

February 3, 2024

She explained our next step. We had no additional questions.

February 3, 2024

Dr. Estes was very easy to talk with. She listened, and then spoke addressing my concerns.

January 31, 2024

Very good experience. I always feel listened to, and Dr. Estes does a great job of answering every question, even though her clinic is clearly over-booked. 10/10

December 17, 2023

All good

December 13, 2023

She is an excellent and caring physician

November 11, 2023

Great Doctor

November 8, 2023

I have already recommended Dr Estes to several friends . Two indicated they were going to make an appt.

November 1, 2023

I would give an unqualified recommendation of Dr Estes but warn about the scheduling or billing people.

October 27, 2023


October 27, 2023

This place I love to come to.

October 23, 2023

Provided a positive path forward as to the next step in my treatment of my condition.

October 19, 2023

Dr Estes is excellent. I often recommend her to friends. I trust her.

October 17, 2023

You can't not love someone who saves your left eye.

October 6, 2023

All health care givers are literally busy and not enough time for dialogue with concerns. I understand that .

October 4, 2023

Routine post xxx exam was not as thorough as Dr. xxx.

September 8, 2023

Dr, Estes is great, She is not responsible for parking or her co- workers.

August 23, 2023

I will recommend family and friends

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