Ophthalmology/Eye Institute

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 Thomas B. Connor, Jr., MD
 Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
 Phone: (414) 955-2020
 FAX: (414)955-6300
 E-mail: tconnor@mcw.edu

Address:
The Eye Institute               The Eye Institute - West
925 N. 87th St.                  2315 E. Moreland Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI. 53226      Waukesha, WI 53186

Patient Care Emphasis

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy 
  • Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous
  • Diseases of the Macula, Retina and Uvea
  • Fluorescein and ICG Angiography
  • Laser Surgery
  • Macular Holes and Epiretinal Membranes
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity

 Current Clinical Research

  • Macular Disease

Honors and Society Memberships

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America: Midwest Region, 1996-1997
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 1998-present
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member, Milwaukee Ophthalmological Society
  • Member, Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology

Education

  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Post Graduate Training 

  • Internship, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin - Eye Institute, Milwaukee, WI
  • Assistant Chief of Service/Director, Ocular Trauma Service, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

 


Recent Publications

Carroll J, Dubra A, Gardner JC, Mizrahi-Meissonnier L, Cooper RF, Dubis AM, Nordgren R, Genead M, Connor TB Jr, Stepien KE, Sharon D, Hunt DM, Banin E, Hardcastle AJ, Moore AT, Williams DR, Fishman G, Neitz J, Neitz M, Michaelides M. The effect of cone opsin mutations on retinal structure and the integrity of the photoreceptor mosaic. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Dec 5;53(13):8006-15.

Godara P, Wagner-Schuman M, Rha J, Connor TB Jr, Stepien KE, Carroll J. Imaging the photoreceptor mosaic with adaptive optics: beyond counting cones. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2012;723:451-8.

Koozekanani Dara D, Connor Thomas B, Wirostko William J. RetCam II Fluorescein Angiography to Guide Treatment and Diagnosis of Coats Disease. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging. Pp1-4. 2010 February.

Covert DJ, Han DP, Kim JE, Connor TB Jr, Wirostko WJ, Moon SJ, Hamilton R. Physician assessment of changing lesion size of predominantly classic choroidal neovascular membranes in age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Nov-Dec;40(6):554-60.

Mancuso Katherine, Hauswirth William W, Li Qiuhong, Connor Thomas B, Kuchenbecker James A, Mauck Matthew C, Neitz Jay, Neitz Maureen. Gene therapy for red-green color blindness in adult primates. Nature. 461 (7265): 784-7, 2009 October 8.

Covert DJ, Han DP, Kim JE, Connor TB Jr, Wirostko WJ, Moon SJ, Hamilton R. Physician assessment of changing lesion size of predominantly classic choroidal neovascular membranes in age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Nov-Dec;40(6):554-60.

Kim JE, Shah SN, Choi DL, Han DP, Connor TB. Transconjunctival 20-gauge pars plana vitrectomy using a single entry cannulated sutureless system. Retina. 2009 Oct;29(9):1294-8.

George B, Wirostko WJ, Connor TB, Choong NW. Complete and durable response of choroid metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer with systemic bevacizumab and chemotherapy. J Thorac Oncol. 2009 May;4(5):661-2.

Wirostko WJ, Covert DJ, Han DP, Connor TB Jr, Kim JE, Hammersley J, Lindgren K. Microbiological spectrum of organisms isolated from explanted scleral buckles. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Mar-Apr;40(2):201-2.

Covert DJ, Wirostko WJ, Han DP, Lindgren KE, Hammersley JA, Connor TB, Kim JE. Risk factors for scleral buckle removal: a matched, case-control study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Sep;146(3):434-439. Epub 2008 Jul 9.

Mauck MC, Mancuso K, Kuchenbecker JA, Connor TB, Hauswirth WW, Neitz J, Neitz M. Longitudinal evaluation of expression of virally delivered transgenes in gerbil cone photoreceptors. Vis Neurosci. 2008 May-Jun;25(3):273-82.

Covert DJ, Wirostko WJ, Han DP, Lindgren KE, Hammersley JA, Connor TB, Kim JE. Risk factors for scleral buckle removal: a matched, case-control study. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2008;106:171-7; discussion 177-8.

Mancuso K, Hendrickson AE, Connor TB Jr, Mauck MC, Kinsella JJ, Hauswirth WW, Neitz J, Neitz M. Recombinant adeno-associated virus targets passenger gene expression to cones in primate retina. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2007 May;24(5):1411-6.

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