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 (Restylane, Radiesse); eyelid and facial spasms.
Key symptoms: Eyelid and facial aging; heaviness or eyelid droop; excessive tearing; orbital/eyelid injuries or cancer.
Dr. Thomas completed fellowship level training in oculoplastic & orbital surgery, as well as neuro-ophthalmology at the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan. He gained additional exposure to cosmetic facial plastic surgery with Dr. Robert Flowers at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the only subspecialty trained oculoplastic surgeon in the surrounding region.
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 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 oculoplastics patients both at the MCG Department of Ophthalmology main campus, as well as a community office at Wilkes Eye Center in Washington, Georgia (23 East Square, Washington, Georgia). He also offers eye and facial cosmetic services and consultations at Eye Care One located at 3152 Washington Road in Augusta.