Thomas B. Connor, MD

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Needing to see an eye specialist can be associated with feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. My partners and I want to help. We offer compassion, information, cutting-edge treatment, and hope.

Needing to see an eye specialist can be associated with feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. My partners and I want to help. We offer compassion, information, cutting-edge treatment, and hope.


Dr. Thomas Connor earned his bachelor's degree from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing a medical internship at Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Dr. Connor returned to Baltimore to complete his ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He came to Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) for a fellowship in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. Following completion of his fellowship, he returned to the Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins Hospital to serve as assistant chief of service/director of ocular trauma service. He was pleased to return to the MCW Eye Institute and the department of ophthalmology in 1994 and has been here since, currently serving as professor of ophthalmology and director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program. He enjoys his role in academic ophthalmology with a busy clinical and surgical practice while also serving as an educator — teaching medical students, residents, fellows, other physicians and the community at large. He is most pleased with his active research collaborations with his fellow colleagues on the retina service and the MCW Advanced Ocular Imaging Program (AOIP).

Dr. Connor is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, but has transitioned well into a Packers, Brewers and Bucks fan. He and his wife, Sue, are community chorus singers, are active in scouting, have spent many seasons coaching youth sports, and they are the proud parents of triplets.


Treatment & Services

Advanced Retinal Imaging and Ultrasound
Clinical Trials in Retinal Disease
Pharmacologic Treatment of Retinal Disease
Photodynamic Therapy for AMD
Retinal Electrophysiology
Retinal Laser Therapy
Vitreoretinal Surgery of Common and Complex Retinal Disorders

Diseases & Conditions

Diabetic Retinopathy
Diseases of the Retina and Vitreous
Inherited Retinal Degenerations
Macular Degeneration
Macular Holes and Epiretinal Membranes
Ocular Injuries Involving the Retina and Vitreous
Posterior Uveitis
Retinal Tears and Detachments
Retinal Vascular Disease
Retinitis Pigmentosa
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Vitreoretinal Complications of Cataract Surgery

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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
2315 E. Moreland Blvd.
Waukesha, WI 53186
Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital Westbrook Health Center

Education & Training

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore - MD - Doctor of Medicine - (1988)

Beth Israel Hospital - Boston - MA - Internship - (1989)

Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore - MD - Residency - (1992)

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee - Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery - (1992-1993)

Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

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Terrific care team!
I am very happy with my new provider. Spends good time with patients.
Very pleased with the patience and time you took to do a very good observation.
Excellent care. Thank you.
I feel very confident in the Eye Institute staff for my eye care. I also truly appreciate having the Westbrook location a available for my appointments.
Dr Collins is thorough, explains things well and takes time to listen. Very positive feedback on progress.
Dr. Connor and his team are great! I was taken in right away, but the wait after all the prep testing was completed was a little long.
Dr. Connor is the Very Best
Dr Conner is very oatient and caring. I appreciate all he did for me
This appointment was a pleasant surprise with them running on time. ALL OTHER PREVIOUS VISITS WERE HOURS OF WAITING!!!
Dr Conner is the very best I'm so very grateful for his care
Dr. Connor and his staff are simply outstanding. Dr. Connor and the staff continue to give me exceptional care for my RP condition and always include my wife's input/questions in our care discussion. We are advised of any new research that I may qualify for and educated by Dr. Connor on the intricacies of the progression of my RP at ever session with him. He's the best!!
I have been a patient off Dr. Connor's for almost one year. He has always been respectful, has explained everything thoroughly and has always provided excellent care. I highly recommend him to anyone needing a retinal specialist.
Doctor was extremely caring, empathetic, and patient.
A pleasure meeting Dr. Connor and his staff. I look forward to working with them through my upcoming surgery and beyond.
Dr Connor and his staff was amazing!! They squeeze me in due to a personal emergency and they were so great. Dr Connor was very through on my eye condition and what to expect next with surgery. I would highly recommend Dr Connor!! Thank you, penny
Very personable and caring.
Dr. Connor and his staff are the best!
Very efficiently run practice.
Outstanding care. Took into consideration how far I had driven and did the extra laser procedure to accommodate - very much appreciated!!! Dr connnir is amazing and the entire staff!
Outstanding customer service always. I've highly recommend Tom and the Eye Institute to many friends and acquaintances.
Dr connor is very, very good doctor
Tom Conner is the most incredible clinician I've ever been to for my eyes. He is incredibly knowledgeable and kind AND willing to share his expertise.
Dr. Connor is great. I am thankful to have found him.
A lpmg wait time to see the doctor was the only issue. Staff was fine, the doctor very good and knowledgeable
Efficient moving through the tests and photos. Felt the wait time to actually talk to dr was a bit excessive. However Dr Connor was very good
Everyone was wonderful. Thank you.
The doctor is very personable.
Dr Connor is an excellent physician, and I am very fortunate to have him as my eye doctor. He is at his best.
Not really. Everything was exceptional
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