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Thomas B. Connor, MD

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Eye Institute 414-955-2020
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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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4.8 out of 5. 219 ratings, 33 reviews
May 28, 2022
First class operation from top to bottom
May 21, 2022
Dr Connor is a wonderful caring great physician & his support staff are very good as well. Never ever a complaint or concern
May 21, 2022
Dr Connor is an exceptional provider .. Kind caring, patient and a good listener. Takes time to answer any questions.
May 3, 2022
Don't ever loose this Doctor !
April 29, 2022
Dr. Connor is very thorough and caring.
April 28, 2022
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.
April 19, 2022
Excellent service
April 14, 2022
Dr Connor was pleasant. We discussed some baseball, too
April 3, 2022
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!
March 19, 2022
Keep up the good work
Feb. 22, 2022
Dr Connor is a compassionate knowledgeable physician . Explained my issues and recovery and reason to come back in great lay person terms .
Feb. 15, 2022
From reception to surgeon we were treated with care and compassion. Very professional and kind.
Feb. 12, 2022
Dr. Connor is extremely easy to talk to.
Feb. 12, 2022
I feel totally cared for by Dr. Connor. He always takes time to listen and answer my questions!
Feb. 1, 2022
Dr. Connor is the best doctor one could hope for, a model for your entire staff.
Jan. 28, 2022
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)!!
Jan. 27, 2022
Dr. Connor was extremely personable. He explained everything very well. I felt I was in very capable hands.
Jan. 25, 2022
Very efficient and informative
Jan. 20, 2022
I can't think of anything more Dr Connor and staff could do to make my experience better. Everything excellent !!
Jan. 18, 2022
My wife and I absolutely love Dr. Connor and your staff. Keep up the good work , we appreciate you very much.
Dec. 14, 2021
Dr. Connor was very professional yet still easy to talk with and understand.
Dec. 1, 2021
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.
Nov. 21, 2021
Dr Conor is always great
Nov. 17, 2021
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.
Nov. 17, 2021
Have always been given the utmost care
Oct. 30, 2021
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
Sept. 21, 2021
A truly great doctor. I'm blessed that he is willing to see me.
Sept. 16, 2021
Wait time was long and unpleasant in exam room.
Sept. 15, 2021
Thank you for caring.
Sept. 3, 2021
My first time there. I feel very lucky to have Dr Conners. He put me at ease by answered all my questions and concerns
Sept. 2, 2021
Dr. Is very caring, compassionate kind and thoughtful about his patients.The front desk was a little rude in her treatment towards me.
July 21, 2021
They were the best.
July 20, 2021
I have always felt well cared for and listened to at appointments with Dr. Connor and staff.
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