W. Scott Thompson, M.D.
Dr. Scott Thompson joined Retina Group of Florida after serving as Chief of the Resident Service and Instructor in Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. During that time, he supervised ophthalmologists-in-training and maintained an extremely active retinal practice.
Dr. Thompson graduated with honors from Dartmouth College, where he majored in Molecular Genetics. While at Dartmouth, he was honored with the Xerox Young Researcher Award. He earned his Medical Degree with high honors from The Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and earned the Award of Excellence in Clinical Neurology. He completed his internship at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Thompson came to Miami for his residency training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, where he also completed his Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medical Retina (with Dr. Don Gass). He served on the Bascom Palmer Faculty, prior to joining Retina Group of Florida. Dr. Thompson is Board-Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
“Every day, our practice provides me with the opportunity to offer cutting-edge treatments to my patients, and each visit allows us to further preserve the precious gift of sight”— Dr. Scott Thompson
Dr. Thompson has performed research on the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease, which has been presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Uveitis Society, and American Society of Retinal Specialists. His research is published in numerous medical journals.
Dr. Thompson is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, Miami Ophthalmological Society, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and American Society of Retina Specialists. He has served as President of the Broward County Ophthalmology Society, where he remains a member.
Dateline Health Show 454: Eye Care and Retina Issues
Dr. W. Scott Thompson, M.D. from Retina Group of Florida discusses Retina Detachment
Presentations & Publications
- Thompson WS, Rubsamen PE, Flynn HW Jr, Shiffman J, and Cousins SW: Endophthalmitis following penetrating ocular trauma. Ophthalmology 1995; 102(11) 1696-701
- Thompson WS, Smiddy WE, Flynn HW Jr, and Rubsamen PE: Outcome of functioning filtering blebs after pars plana vitrectomy. Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers 1996; 25(5) 367-73.
- Thompson WS, Culbertson WW, Smiddy WE, Robertson JE, and Rosenbaum JT: Acute retinal necrosis caused by reactivation of Herpes simplex virus type II. Am J Ophthalmol 1994; 188(2):205-211.
- Thompson WS and Curtin VT: Congenital bilateral pigmentary derangement of the choroid and iris. Arch Ophthalmol 1994; 112:1247-8.
- Hamill BM and Thompson WS: Evaluation and management of corneal lacerations. Retina 1990; 10:S1-7.
- Thompson WS and Gross RH: Antibodies introduced into living cells with liposomes localize specifically and inhibit intracellular processes. Gene Analysis Techniques 1988; m5:73-39.