Dr. Robert Ruper, MD

Dr. Robert Ruper, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Dr. Robert Ruper, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from University Of Minnesota Medical School in 1965 and specializes in ophthalmology, endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism, and more.Read his story

436 S Glassell St

Orange, CA 92866

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Optima Health
  • Superior Vision
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Retina Diseases
very high
more than 88% of peers
Dry Eyes
more than 77% of peers
Excision of Chalazion
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Ruper's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ruper "A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Robert Ruper is a skilled surgeon and retina specialist with more than 40 years of experience. A former United States Air Force Captain and General Medical Officer, Dr. Ruper was awarded the prestigious Retina Fellowship from St. Louis University before establishing his own practice in Orange County in 1974. In 1993, Dr. Ruper established an outpatient surgical center at his medical office complex where he performed various complex surgical procedures on an outpatient basis. He was voted America's Top Ophthalmologist in 2013 by Consumer's Research Council of America, and was an honored member of Who's Who Top Doctors Honors Edition in 2014."

5  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Other
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

16  Conditions Treated

  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Farsightedness
  • Flashes
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Retina Diseases
  • Thyroiditis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

5  Procedures

  • Botox® Injection
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Wet Macular Degeneration Injections

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • St John's University Collegeville Minnesota
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1959
  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1965
  • University Calif Irvine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1966
  • University Calif Irvine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruper's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruper to family and friends
26 total reviews (6 have comments)

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Patient Comments (6)

This doctor did a procedure to stop the bleeding in my friends eye from macular degeneration. Beautiful work! He saved her from going blind. Also, saved her money as his special way of doing the injections my friend only has to get them a few times a year whereas other hospitals give them to you...more
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Dr Ruper is outstanding in all analysis of cataracts macular degeneration glaucoma etc He has patients traveling from all over the country to see him. After he removed Staff from his past his office is run at a superior professional level with nurses, technicians, and other professionals he didn’t...more
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My husband went in for what was described as routine cataract surgery. It didn't turn out well and we ended up at Stein Institute for additional surgery to save the retina in his right eye. Not only that, Ruper was not forthright about his screw-up. We had to learn from one of his technicians the...more
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Great office staff. Nice change this fall for the better! The professional people are now in place for the continued success of this practice. I will only see you Doc and refer to you. Good procedure on my friends pterygium. Thank you for all
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Very informative. Nice office very professional.
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