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Dr. Thomas Dow, Ophthalmologist, retires after 40 years of dedicated service

After 40 years of dedicated service, Thomas Dow, M.D., ophthalmologist at Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic, retires.

A Badger through and through, Dr. Dow received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in microbiology, and attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

Board certified in ophthalmology, Dr. Dow founded Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic in 1978. After joining Dr. Frank Brown, who retired shortly after, he merged three clinics into one. Outgrowing 2 buildings, adding new doctors every few years and additional locations; Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic continues to grow and flourish.

Dr. Dow performing eye surgery in the Philippines during one of his many mission trips.

Dr. Dow operating at Oakleaf Surgical Hospital.

Throughout his career, Dr. Dow has performed just over 21 thousand surgeries, completed 16 mission trips to the Philippines, gave four talks at international meetings, wrote 19 peer-reviewed articles and conducted five extensive patient studies.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Dow explaining the anatomy of the eye.

Community focused, Dr. Dow served on the board of Charter Bank for 16 years, led the creation of the Eau Claire Soccer Park and was a faithful tenor in his church choir.

Some of Dr. Dow’s plans for retirement include racquetball, pickle ball and tennis. He is excited to practice his new cello in his spare time, but is most looking forward to, “driving the grandpa bus around town for the four grandkids.”

Although retiring, he will continue his career of research with his new treatment center, called Mindful Diagnostics & Therapeutics. Designed to mitigate Alzheimer’s disease, an individualized patient protocol is created for candidates with dementia risk. Mindful Diagnostics & Therapeutics is located in the Eau Claire Medical building. For more information, visit www.mindfuldt.com.

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