Dr. Richard Tipperman, MD

Dr. Richard Tipperman, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Richard Tipperman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Bala Cynwyd, PA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

100 Presidential Blvd Ste 200

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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Senile Cataracts
more than 89% of peers
more than 83% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 79% of peers

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Dr. Tipperman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tipperman "Richard Tipperman, MD is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York. He completed a residency at Wills Eye Hospital and served as Chief Resident in 1991. Since completing his residency, he has maintained an active practice at Wills Eye Hospital as well as at multiple area hospitals. Dr. Tipperman was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1992. He is a member of several local and national professional societies. His practice specializes in refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and management of complications of cataract surgery. He has authored numerous publications and has been awarded the prestigious "Best Paper of Session" award twice at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting. The first was for the study of clear corneal wound healing and the second for the first paper presented on intravitreal kenalog injections at the time of cataract surgery. He has performed live surgery at the AICCER OSN Congress in Rome, Italy. Dr. Tipperman was one of only 14 ophthalmic surgeons selected to participate in and perform the surgery for the FDA core study of Alcon multifocal intraocular lens implant. This lens received FDA approval in the spring of 2005 and was released as the AcrySof® ReStor intraocular lens. Dr. Tipperman lectures frequently locally, nationally, and internationally on topics involving complex and advanced technology cataract surgery. He has been listed as one of the Top Doctors in both Philadelphia Magazine and Main Line Today, and also listed as one of the "34 Best Ophthalmologists in America" by Becker's ASC Review. He was also featured in the March/April 2011 Issue of Premier Surgeon."


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

5  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

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  • Hamilton College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Tipperman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tipperman to family and friends
39 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

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Dr. Tipperman's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

I had seen several eye doctors who could not help me or understand my problem. Dr. Tipperman reviewed all my old records and was able to identify the issue and created a stepwise plan that involved medical treatment and then surgery. I'm glad I found this office through friend's recommendations.
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I won’t go into details, but the bottom line based on at least three conversations and office visits, Dr. tipperman inserted the wrong lens for reading, as requested, and failed to use an astigmatic lens. Following surgery his technician gave me the wrong prescription for glasses, the scrip...more
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Was there for a very serious eye problem that before 3 other drs. Messed up my vision. He kept talking and did not give me the time of day for my concerns, just have to live with it was his answer. I said about another dr.s possible solution and he him awed that he could to then changed his mind....more
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Dr. Tipperman far exceeds the title of Dr. with phenomenal skill; he is also the most patient, kind and understanding person you could ever imagine possible. He corrected my very bad situation, which resulted from cataract surgery I'd had 9 months prior performed by my former doctor of 20+ years....more
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Had cataract surgery yesterday with Dr Tipperman. Piece of cake! The entire procedure took under 10 minutes, the doctor ran exactly on time, and my result was perfect! No pain, no complications, only vibrant colors and relief that it done. Dr Tipperman is the only doctor you should consider using...more
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