Dilip Abraham Thomas, MD

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Dilip Abraham Thomas, MD

Ophthalmology
Neuro-ophthalmology

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Dilip Abraham Thomas, MD

The oculoplastics specialist addresses disorders and aesthetic enhancements of the eyelid, face and orbits. 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. 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.

  • Clinical Interests

    Thyroid eye disease,
    surgical rehabilitation 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.

  • Research Interests

    Facial neuropathy/palsy

  • Other Info

    Dr. Thomas' practice focuses on diseases involving the eyelid, orbit and lacrimal system caused by tumors, trauma, neurologic or age-related changes.

  • Philosophy of Care

    Augusta University is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, our physicians partner with our patients, their families, and other specialty physicians to provide an unmatched level of care. As the only academic medical center in the area, our patients receive the compassionate care they deserve along with leading-edge research and technologies not found anywhere else in the region.

  • Specialties

    Ophthalmology

    Neuro-ophthalmology

  • Language(s)

    English

Positions

Director of Oculoplastics Service

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology - Certified, 1999

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania - 1992

Internship: Allegheny General Hospital - 1993

Residency: Brown University School of Medicine - 1997

Fellowship: Neuro-ophthalmology, University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center - 1999

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