Dr. Thomas Gillette, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Thomas Gillette, MD
Dr. Thomas Gillette, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Seattle, WA. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Gillette is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus.

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      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (5)
    in Lake Stevens, WA |
    My friend went to Dr. Gillette because of a small tear on his left eye and still had 20/20 vision due to his Dr's mistake right from the beginning... which he admitted to...my friends eye was inflamed but Dr Gillette did the surgery anyway... my friend loss his eye sight and now my friend has to have his left eye removed... due to his mistakes... I would never recommend this Dr to anyone ever...
    Seattle, WA |
    Dr Gillette gave my mother her eyesight back. She had seen 3 other corneal specialist and only dr. Gillette suggested an artificial cornea for her very complicated situation. She went from seeing shapes to 20/30! I cannot thank him enough!
    in Seattle, WA |
    I just had eye surgery and could not be more pleased with care and ease of whole treatment. I had the same surgery for left eye at another clinic and it made me put off this second surgery for 3 years due to the discomfort and problems. Thank you
    in Stanwood, WA |
    Dr. Gillette is the finest in his field and we are grateful to have him oversee our eyesight difficulties. Staff is always courteous and professional.
    in Spokane, WA |
    I have great respect and admiration for Dr. Gillette and for Cathy King. They are true professionals. They are caring and listen to your concerns and provide the care and diagnosis specific for my needs. I am very grateful to them.
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    Dr. Gillette's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
    •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Acute Endophthalmitis
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Benign Tumor
    • Blindness
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cataract
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Erosion
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drusen
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Dry Eyes
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Exotropia
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Glaucoma
    • Graves' Disease
    • Headache
    • Herpetic Keratitis
    • Hypopyon
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Macular Hole
    • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
    • Migraine
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Pterygium
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Trichiasis
    • Ulcer
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vascular Disease


    • Medical School
      U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci

      Graduated in 1973

    • Internship Hospital
      Washington Hospital Center

      Completed in 1974

    • Residency Hospital
      New York University

      Completed in 1980

      Wash Eye Ctr-Doctors Hosp

      Completed in 1979

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Harvard-Eye Rsch Inst

      Completed in 1979

    • Undergraduate School
      Weill Cornell Medical College

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Conjunctivoplasty
    • Contact Lens Fitting Services
    • Cornea Surgery
    • Cornea Transplant
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
    • Keratoprosthesis (KPro)
    • Ocular Prosthetics
    • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
    • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
    • Pterygium Surgery
    • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • Repair of Eye Laceration
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery