Professor of Ophthalmology
Director Oculoplastic & Orbital Surgery
Dr. Thomas completed a combined 6-year BA/MD medical program at Lehigh University
and the Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP). He remained at Allegheny General Hospital/MCP
for his internship year and then completed his ophthalmology residency at Brown University
School of Medicine / Rhode Island Hospital.
He went on to complete 2 fellowship-level training programs in both oculoplastic/orbital surgery and neuro-ophthalmology at the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan. Next, pursued additional exposure to cosmetic facial plastic surgery with Dr. Robert Flowers at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dr. Thomas is the ONLY subspecialty trained oculoplastics/orbital surgery and neuro-ophthalmology specialist in the CSRA, and 1 of 2 practitioners within 100+ miles of Augusta. Dr. Thomas' subspecialty practice focuses on diseases involving the eyelid, orbit and lacrimal system caused by tumors, trauma, neurologic or age-related changes. He also provides skilled management and treatment of patients with thyroid eye disease, lacrimal system disease, orbital fractures or prosthetic eyes. He also has an interest and experience in aesthetic eyelid and facial surgery, including botulinum toxin, facial fillers, endoscopic brow and mid-facial surgery, and laser skin resurfacing. He has been named one of "America's Top Ophthalmologists" and to the "Best Doctor's" list multiple times.
Dr. Thomas sees both oculoplastics and neuro-ophthalmology patients at the Augusta University/MCG Medical Center-Downtown location (1120 15th Street Augusta,GA). Oculoplastics and cosmetic surgery patients may also be seen at his community office location, West Wheeler Practice site (1220 West Wheeler Pkwy Augusta, GA).
Summary: The oculoplastics specialist addresses disorders and aesthetic enhancements of the eyelid, face and orbits.
Care areas: Thyroid eye disease, surgical rehabilition of prosthetic eyes, surgical correction of age related/traumatic/cancerous lesion of the eyelids, orbit and tear drainage system; aesthetic facial surgery (browlift/blepharoplasty/cheek lift/skin resurfacing), Botox injections and facial fillers; eyelid and facial paralysis/spasms.
Key symptoms: Eyelid and facial aging; heaviness or eyelid droop; excessive tearing; eyelid growths, double vision, eyelid and facial paralysis/spasms.
BA Pre-Medical Science Lehigh University (1990)
MD Medical College of Pennsylvania (1992)
Internal Medicine Internship Allegheny General Hospital, Medical College of Pennsylvania (1993)
Ophthalmology Residency Brown Alpert Medical School, Brown University (1997)
Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center (1998)
Oculoplastics / Orbital Surgery University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center (1999)
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology (1999 )