Thomas W Samuelson MD

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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 associate 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 recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Senior Achievement Award honoring contributions made to the Academy's educational programs. Dr. Samuelson is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been named to America's Top Doctors each year since 2002. He is past-president of the International Society of Spaeth Fellows - Wills Eye Hospital's Glaucoma Fellows Society.

Dr. Samuelson is the current Treasurer for the American Glaucoma Society and serves on its Executive Committee. He also oversees the glaucoma skills transfer courses for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He serves on the Basic Clinical Science Course Committee for the AAO. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Eye Study Club and the International Intraocular Lens Implant Club. Dr. Samuelson is the glaucoma section editor for Ocular Surgery News, the most widely circulated ophthalmology news publication worldwide. Dr. Samuelson also serves as editorial board member and scientific reviewer for several ophthalmology journals.

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Rod Axtell
92 out of 211 people found this review helpful
Summary: Managing Partner
January 24th, 2018
Dr. Samuelson did my cataract surgery on December 21, 2017 (left eye) and on January 9, 2018 (right eye). He used multi-focal implants and the results were incredible. I just completed my last follow-up with Dr. Barth on January 24th and now have 20/20 vision in both eyes.

I am a CPA and obviously the ability to read and work with the computer is important to me as a professional. The results far exceed my expectations and I now have vision comparable to when I was a teenager back in the late 60's.

The experience I had at Minnesota Eye was a 10 out of 10 and I can't thank Dr. Samuelson and the professionals at Minnesota Eye enough.
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