Dr. Karen Nipper, MD

Ophthalmology •  Female • Age 46
  
Dr. Nipper
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Stamford Eye Associates

999 Summer St Stamford, CT 06905

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Dr. Karen Nipper, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Stamford, CT. She is affiliated with Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nipper to book an appointment.


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Dr. Nipper recently performed my cataract surgeries. Throughout all of the pre-op, surgery, and post-op visits, she has been wonderful. She explains everything, answers all questions in an understandable way, and in general made a very scary process quite bearable - a major feat with a patient who flinches for mere eye drops!
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Mar 30, 2019
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I first saw doctor Nipper at her upper east side office in Manhattan. She is absolutely incredible, the best B*t*x I have ever had. I have to admit I have a lot of experience. Her cosmetic skills and eye for symmetry are very scepial. Now I travel to Stamford to see the good doctor and we are booking new cosmetic adventures. Looking forward to that. Stephanie
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Stephanie in New york, NY – Feb 22, 2019
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Dr. Nipper is very professional and informative. The entire staff at Stamford Eye Associates are great. Highly recommend to everyone.
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Michelle G. in Stamford, CT – Feb 19, 2019
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Danbury, CT – Feb 07, 2019
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Doctor Nipper found out I had brain cancer on a routine eye check up and thanks to her I no longer am in trouble. My family and I owe her everything. She it’s a easing star! I can’t wait to see what she does next .
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 20, 2018
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I have so much. Respect for this fine Surgeon.. She is brilliant, takes time t o explain. Cataract. Surgery. and above. All she's given me back my. Eyesight in my left eye. My vision was. Blurred to the point. It was difficult to drive... This lady works hard. ,she above all I s a Genious. I consider her t o be th e next top Surgeon in her field. Thank you. Dr. Nipper
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Niantic, CT – Aug 31, 2017
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I had a cyst on my eyelid. Dr. Nipper cut it off with ease, and it basically healed up with no scarring. She is very nice. A true professional!
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Waterford CT – Jun 22, 2017
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I had a squamous cell cancer on my upper eyelid, close to the lashes, & was sent to Dr Nipper by my dermatologist, since Dr Nipper is an eye plastic surgeon. To minimize the scarring on my eyelid, Dr Nipper sent me to a MOHS surgeon to have the skin cancer removed, then to her on the same day to have it stitched up. She did an excellent job, & you can't even tell now that there was ever anything there. She is quiet, but very kind & caring, even giving me her cell # in case of emergency.
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Plainville, CT – Feb 19, 2017
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Dr. Karen Nipper is a professional. My surgery and follow up with her is successful, timely and I am very pleased. She made herself available at anytime with her immediate contact number if I had questions or concerns. I highly recommend her and I will go back for the cataract surgery in my other eye, with no hesitating..
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Marjarie in Waterford, CT – May 12, 2016
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Dr. Nipper's an amazing oculoplastics specialist. She knows what she's doing and is very thorough. She performed surgery on me and both pre & post-op care were great - I always felt secure in her capabilities and the information she relayed to me. She's a quiet person and can seem aloof, but I think it comes from shyness; once you get to know her, you definitely feel her compassion. She's gone from the NYC office, so I am upset about that, but if she ever moves back to NY, I'll be 1st in line!
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Brooklyn, NY – Mar 30, 2016
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About Me

Dr. Nipper is both a comprehensive ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained Eye Plastic Surgeon. She believes that the doctor-patient relationship is essential. Dr. Nipper enjoys participating in medical missions. Her first three missions were in the province of Pangasinan in the Philippines. Her last mission was in Arequipa, Peru. 

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Fellowship In Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
2004
Wills Eye
Residency Hospital
2001
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1996
Vassar College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Nipper accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
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BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nipper's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nipper treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Nipper treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nipper treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Nipper treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nipper treats Eyelid Disorders more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Nipper treats this condition more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Nipper's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diplopia
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wound Repair

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Practice

Stamford Eye Associates999 Summer St Stamford, CT 06905
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Lawrence and Memorial Hospital

New London, CT

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)