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Thomas Samuelson, MD

Thomas W. Samuelson, a founding partner and attending surgeon of Minnesota Eye Consultants, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of glaucoma, cataract, and refractive surgery. Dr. Samuelson completed his medical degree at the University of Minnesota and his residency training at the University of South Florida where he served as chief resident. He received his sub-specialty training at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

An adjunct professor of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota and past chairman of the medical staff at the Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis, Dr. Samuelson has an active role in the education of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians. He is a faculty member at Hennepin County Medical Center, a major teaching hospital for the University of Minnesota residency program.

On a national level, Dr. Samuelson is the current president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is the recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Junior and Senior Achievement Awards honoring contributions made to the Academy’s educational programs. In 2018, Dr. Samuelson was awarded the AAO Lifetime Achievement Award.

On a personal note, Dr. Samuelson enjoys music, theater, golf, ice hockey, and running.


Decision Making Glaucoma Management: New Options for Old Problems
Eyecare August 3rd, 2022
Decision Making Glaucoma Management: New Options for Old Problems

Along with several recent advancements, even more glaucoma treatments may soon be available, including DSLT and ViaLase. Dr. Thomas Samuelson, a glaucoma specialist and University of Minnesota professor, reviews some of the more promising innovations to IOP-lowering therapies.