Thomas Mauger

Thomas Mauger, MD

  • Ophthalmology

Appointments: (614) 293-8116

About Me

I'm an ophthalmologist specializing in medical and surgical care for corneal disease, including keratoconus, Fuchs' corneal dystrophies, corneal transplants and cataract surgeries, as well as other eye conditions. I help restore people's sight, which is very meaningful. I have a great practice, and I also serve as a leader and educator together with Ohio State's tremendous faculty and staff.

Our experts work as a team to care for patients with some of the most challenging eye conditions. Many are referred by doctors throughout Ohio and surrounding states. We treat routine conditions, such as cataracts, as well as complex conditions like corneas that failed due to disease or injury.

We've treated people who had poor results elsewhere and were effectively blind, but we restored their sight. That's incredibly rewarding.

Ophthalmology is about personalizing care. Every patient's problem is unique. There's no cookie-cutter answer for every person. I'm dedicated to successful treatment and I'm available to answer questions. After surgery, I'm available 24/7. Patients will have my cell phone and emergency numbers.

Each year, I go on international outreach trips with Ohio State colleagues. We perform corneal transplants and cataract surgery for those in need. It's a fabulous experience for me and our Ohio State team.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Leader, international vision and eye care outreach
  • Author, numerous books, articles and scientific presentations
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Ophthalmology
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cataract
  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis
  • Aniridia
  • Anterior Capsular Rupture, Ocular
  • Aphakia
  • Aphakia, Postcataract
  • Artificial Lens Implant Migration
  • Capsule Opacification
  • Cogan Syndrome
  • Conjunctival Diseases
  • Conjunctival Cancers
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Conjunctivitis, Allergic
  • Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
  • Corneal Edema
  • Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary
  • Conjunctivitis, Viral
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Juvenile Epithelial of Meesmann
  • Corneal Endothelial Cell Loss
  • Corneal Neovascularization
  • Corneal Opacity
  • Corneal Perforation
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Ectopia Lentis
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial
  • Eye Infections, Fungal
  • Eye Infections, Parasitic
  • Eye Infections, Viral
  • Eye Injuries
  • Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy
  • Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
  • Keratitis
  • Keratitis, Dendritic
  • Keratitis, Herpetic
  • Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lens Diseases
  • Lens Subluxation
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pemphigoid, Benign Mucous Membrane
  • Pinguecula
  • Posterior Capsular Rupture, Ocular
  • Pterygium

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1985 - 6/1/1988


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1988 - 6/1/1989

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Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

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473 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.8
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 06, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Feb 04, 2018

good, understood my situation and provided solutions

Reviewed on Feb 02, 2018

Dr. Mauger was just awesome.

Reviewed on Feb 02, 2018

This was first time visit, care was at least good.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

Very efficient and intelligent.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

He greeted me pleasantly & looked @ me when talking w/me which helped me to lip read him. He is a very caring doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2018

Dr Mauger is a true professional. His genuine concern for me as a patient is applaudable.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2018

Dr. Mauger was EXCELLENT in his knowledge, explanations. A great caring professional who you felt so comfortable with. One of the best in my 68 yrs. Have highly recommended!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018

He checked the spots on my cornea and saw no change. Knows my family history of eye disease and talked about my risk. I feel like I am in the very best care possible with Dr. Mauger.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018

All good!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Mauger has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.