Catherine T. Thuruthumaly, MD

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Eye Institute 414-955-2020
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My goal is to provide excellent clinical and surgical care for uveitis and glaucoma patients. Both of these conditions are chronic and I value the relationship that I am fortunate to build with my patients. I believe that open communication is at the core of good medical care. I want my patients to fully understand their condition as well as all the treatment options available, so that they may make the best decisions for their care.

My goal is to provide excellent clinical and surgical care for uveitis and glaucoma patients. Both of these conditions are chronic and I value the relationship that I am fortunate to build with my…
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Dr. Catherine Thuruthumaly received her BA in Philosophy from Saint Louis University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She received her MD from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and was elected to be a junior member of Alpha Omega Alpha. She then completed her internship at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saint Louis and an ophthalmology residency at Washington University in Saint Louis. Following this, she completed a glaucoma fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL and went on to complete a uveitis fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.


Treatment & Services

Combined Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery
Complex Cataract Surgery
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Glaucoma Drainage Implants
Glaucoma Laser Surgery
Glaucoma Surgery
Management of Glaucoma and Related Eye Diseases
Uveitis Therapies

Diseases & Conditions

Adolescent Glaucoma
Adult Glaucoma
Angle-Closure Glaucomas
Complex Glaucoma
Glaucoma Surgical Complications
Glaucoma Suspect
Inflammatory Eye Disease
Ocular Hypertension
Pediatric Glaucoma

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital

Education & Training

St. Louis University School of Medicine - MO - Doctor of Medicine - (2012)

Northwestern University - Chicago - IL - Fellowship in Uveitis - (2017-2018)

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Miami - FL - Fellowship in Glaucoma - (2016-2017)

Washington University - St. Louis - MO - Residency in Ophthalmology - (2013-2016)

Patient Reviews

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I really love the knowledge, perfectionism and dedication provided by Dr. Catherine T.. Because cornea in my r-eye had tissue loss that could cause blindness she suggested eye drops or a laser procedure and gave me a choice. I asked her opinion and she suggested laser procedure which was done and was very successful. I only hate that because of staffing I'll have to see another specialist but will alternate with Dr. T.. I prefer to see Dr.T. At all times but do understand why I have to make this transition. Thanks Dr.T for all my successful eye treatment.
I always feel cared for and as a priority when I am there. I never feel rushed. Everything is always explained to me. Wonderful doctor and staff.
I am impressed with the professionalism I have received from Froedert eye center
Just very happy with everything
Dr. T and everyone on her staff treats me with great care and respect. Dr.T cares about my overall health, not just my eyes! She is honest with me and keeps me informed about my condition and the treatment options. I trust her completely!
Very good Doctor, an team workers.
Dr. T and her staff are always friendly, informative and wonderful to work with.
Excellent visit! Everyone I had contact with was friendly, helpful, and courteous.
Dr Thuruthumaly is very good doctor and very caring person. The staff at the clinic is very efficient and kind
Keep up the good work
Dr Thuruthamaly and staff are top notch professionals.
Great care and concern for my condition.Wait time is worth it!
Dr. T Is a very good doctor.
Dr. T is excellent. I feel like she cares for me the same as if I were her mother or grandmother. I am 71 and she has monitored my eye condition for several years.
Best doctor treats me like I am there only patient
It's a good team
Very efficient
Dr. T is the best!!!
Dr T and the support staff are always through and caring. I always leave with confidence and knowing what the plan is for my care.
Dr. T is outstanding! She is kind and confident and knows her field, explains things very clearly, thinks positively, and makes me feel as though she cares and that any developments will be handled well!
I am extremely happy with Dr.T and her staff. They all treat you great. Very quick in returning your message answering any concerns and refilling your medicine. I highly recommend Dr.T !!
Dr T is the best. She cares, listens and is very approachable. I just love her manner.of care and concern for her patient's best outcome. .
Dr. T and her staff are wonderful!!!
Dr. Thuruthamoly is awesome. She's very attentive. Explains tests results,provides the necessary info if you need more visits or procedures etc. I really like her calmness and personality. She always takes time to listen to your concerns as well. She is the best.
Dr T. Always explains test results clearly and plainly. She always asks what questions I have. It is easy to understand her explanations. When I ask questions, she keeps asking what other questions I have until I have no more questions. She never rushes me.
Great experience
Dr. T explains everything. She is professional, smart, and thorough. I would recommend her to anyone on earth.
Dr. T and her staff are always kind, caring, and knowledgeable. I have been seeing Dr. T for over 2 years and I have been impressed with everyone at every visit. I am so thankful for Dr. T and the wonderful staff!!
Dr. T is very compassionate and shows concern. She is just great and I appreciate her honesty and her thoroughness. She is a wonderful doctor.
Dr T and her staff/eye institute staff are simply the best! Dr T is one of best if not the best Dr I have had in my lifetime. Caring patient detailed and thorough. Intelligent and knowledgeable. Absolutely awesome!
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