Thomas W. Harper, M.D.

Vitreo-retinal Diseases and Surgery

Areas of Interest:

Diabetic Retinopathy
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Retinal Detachment
Ocular Trauma


B.S. in Chemical Engineering – University of Kentucky 1995
MD – University of Louisville School of Medicine 2003

Residency and Chief Residency:

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship:

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Board Certified

The American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Greater Louisville Medical Society, American Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association

About Dr. Harper

Dr Harper is a native Kentuckian. He practiced as a chemical engineer in the nuclear power industry prior to medical school. After his medical education in Louisville, Kentucky, he finished his ophthalmology residency and retina fellowship at the world-famous Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. He was selected by the faculty for a one-year appointment as Chief Resident following fellowship. In July 2009, he joined the staff of Ophthalmology Associates, P.S.C. and is now accepting new patients with medical and surgical retinal disease. His hobbies include film, theater, martial arts, and spending time with his family.