Thomas B. Connor, MD

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Westbrook Health Center 262-532-5700
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Eye Institute 414-955-2020
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Westbrook Health Center 262-532-5700

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 active in scouting and coaching youth sports, and they are the proud parents of triplets.


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

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
Tear Duct Surgery
Vitreoretinal Surgery of Common and Complex Retinal Disorders

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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


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

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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Dr. Connor is excellent.
I trust Dr. Connor and his staff. They are wonderful.
First class operation from top to bottom
Dr Connor is a wonderful caring great physician & his support staff are very good as well. Never ever a complaint or concern
Dr Connor is an exceptional provider .. Kind caring, patient and a good listener. Takes time to answer any questions.
Don't ever loose this Doctor !
Dr. Connor is very thorough and caring.
Dr. Conner, explained everything in detail. The risks involved, the perspective of how personally the surgery could be to a patient. He is a very kind and detailed physician.
Excellent service
Dr Connor was pleasant. We discussed some baseball, too
Impressed with new ongoing studies looking at my vision problem. Doctor did a thorough evaluation, using imaging devices that I haven't seen before. The result indicated that my vision problem is probably not progressive!
Keep up the good work
Dr Connor is a compassionate knowledgeable physician . Explained my issues and recovery and reason to come back in great lay person terms .
From reception to surgeon we were treated with care and compassion. Very professional and kind.
Dr. Connor is extremely easy to talk to.
I feel totally cared for by Dr. Connor. He always takes time to listen and answer my questions!
Dr. Connor is the best doctor one could hope for, a model for your entire staff.
My only complaint was time from check-in to check-out (2 hours!). My wife and I have seen Dr. Connor for many years and really, really like him (and have even referred others to him)!!
Dr. Connor was extremely personable. He explained everything very well. I felt I was in very capable hands.
Very efficient and informative
I can't think of anything more Dr Connor and staff could do to make my experience better. Everything excellent !!
My wife and I absolutely love Dr. Connor and your staff. Keep up the good work , we appreciate you very much.
Dr. Connor was very professional yet still easy to talk with and understand.
Dr. Connor was out sick that day. I saw his Fellow, who was good and pleasant. He did say that the scheduling staff tried to reach me to tell me about Dr. Connor's absence, but I received no such communication. Nevertheless, I had a good experience.
Dr Conor is always great
It is almost impossible to see a doctor at the eye institute in an emergency. I finally saw Dr Connor. I waited a long time in the facility. Dr Connor is kind, gentle and explains things well.
Have always been given the utmost care
I am a regular patient going every 6-8 weeks and it is always an extremely pleasant appointment from start to finish all because of Doctor Conner(the greatest) and his entire support staff
A truly great doctor. I'm blessed that he is willing to see me.
Wait time was long and unpleasant in exam room.
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