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Dr. Karen Nipper, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Female · Age 45

Dr. Nipper

Stamford Eye Associates

999 Summer St Stamford, CT 06905

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Dr. Karen Nipper, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Stamford, CT and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.


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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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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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Dr. Nipper is very professional and informative. The entire staff at Stamford Eye Associates are great. Highly recommend to everyone.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
2000
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
Vassar College
Undergraduate School
2005
2004
2001
2000
1996

Awards

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Dr. Nipper accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
HealthFirst
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Navigate HMO

Background Check

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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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
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cancer
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dermal Filler
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Keratitis
  • Lesion Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wound Repair
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery

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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average