The ophthalmology clinic at Fillmore County Hospital is here to help you achieve the vision you deserve. They offer an immense amount of experience to their patients, offering a high level of assurance that their patient’s vision is in great hands. Our doctors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our patients, ensuring that each and every visitor receives the most personalized care possible.

In addition to offering cataract treatment, you can explore our many treatments below:

  • Corneal Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Floaters & Flashers
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Pediatrics
  • Retina & Vitreous

Samuel L. Thomsen, M.D.


Samuel L. Thomsen, M.D. is a board eligible ophthalmologist who specializes in Glaucoma, Cataracts and Laser Vision Correction.  In addition, he will be joining Sutton Linder & Sutton and will soon be performing LASIK and other refractive vision surgeries.  Dr. Thomsen is a native of the Beatrice area and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University.  He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society.  Dr. Thomsen completed his ophthalmology residency at the Mason Eye Institute at the University of Missouri.  He went on to specialize in glaucoma by completing a fellowship at the Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Sam Thomsen joined Eye Surgical Associates in August of 2020.  He is a member of the America Glaucoma Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Lancaster County Medical Society. He has professional appointments at Lincoln Surgical Hospital, BryanHealth, CHI Health St. Elizabeth, Nebraska Surgery Center and Fillmore County Hospital. 

Dr. Thomsen and his wife, Gaby, have recently welcomed their new son Ezra and are excited to introduce him to their love of Husker sports.  They enjoy spending time outside, gardening, traveling to state and national parks, camping, hiking, skiing and other sporting activities.  Through their strong faith and involvement in their church, they have enjoyed medical missionary work to Nepal and Haiti.  Dr. Thomsen is more than an avid sports fan, he has completed 7 full marathons, 4 half marathons and successfully climbed and summited Mt. Rainier.  One of his dreams is to climb the ‘Seven Summits’.

Contact: (402) 759-3129