Thomas J. Roussel, M.D.

Thomas Roussel, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery, cornea, glaucoma, external eye diseases and comprehensive eye care. 

After obtaining his medical degree from University of Iowa, Dr. Roussel interned at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego, CA.  From there, he moved to Houston TX, where he completed a three year residency in Ophthalmology at the Baylor College of Medicine.  Next came a year of fellowship in ocular microbiology and immunology, also at Baylor University.  A further two year fellowship in corneal research and surgery took place at Flinders Medical Centre in Australia.  He then moved back to the United States to join the faculty of the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for five years.  He has been with Oregon Trail Eye Center since 1990. 

Currently, Dr. Roussel sees patients and performs surgery at the home clinic and surgery center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.  He also travels to see patients and perform surgeries at our Ogallala & Grant, Nebraska, and Douglas, Wyoming satellite locations. 

If you need to reschedule an appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance, so we can offer that time to another patient. If you have an immediate problem or an emergency, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.  If the problem is not an emergency and you do not require immediate attention, please call to make an appointment to see one of our doctors.

Do you have an eye emergency?

One of our physicians is always on call after office hours and on weekends to respond to an eye problem that requires urgent attention. Our regular office phones are answered 24 hours a day.  After office hours, our answering service will forward your message to the physician on call.


Monday            7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday           7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday      7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday          7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday               7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday           Closed

Sunday             Closed

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