Dr. Steven Siepser, MD

Dr. Steven Siepser, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
51 reviews

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Dr. Steven Siepser, a certified VisionLock surgeon, is known in the local community as a superior surgeon with extensive experience...Read more

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Patient Reviews (16)
Collegeville, PA |
I just had the LASIK vision correction procedure on Thursday, March 23rd. When the procedure was complete, I sat up and could see the clock without glasses for the 1st time ever. I was ecstatic. I could see the smile spread across Dr. Siepser's face as I said loudly "I can see the clock". It was obvious that he gets enjoyment out of helping others. He is an expert and seeks perfection in what he does. After all, he is working with people's eyes. His staff is wonderful & professional as well
in Berwyn,Pa |
Dr. Siepser performed delicate lens replacement surgery and solved a problem that had me uncomfortable and frustrated for almost 2 years. The results were exactly as he predicted and exceeded my expectations. I consider him the consummate professional, a top notch surgeon and a good guy!
in Philadelphia, PA |
I had Lasik surgery with Dr. Siepser. I really like him. He has a very kind demeanor and he is very comforting and knowledgeable. I completely trusted him to perform my surgery as he is one of the most renowned surgeons in his field. I have had no complications with my surgery. I did not find the office staff or nurse technicians to be particularly warm or friendly. For some appointments I've waited an hour, for others I've waited 10 mins. It is very unpredictable.
in Malvern, PA |
excellent, both Dr Siepser , his docs and the staff! Extra kudos to Karen Moffitt for holding my hand and helping me with my anxiety--she was wonderful.
in Huntersville, NC |
I was a patient of his from 1988 to 1998 (then I moved)... he was a great doctor and dealt with several issues of mine- lens implants- cataracts removed as an infant > many years with aphakia and glaucoma. Another poster stated he is arrogant- he can be but he does grow on you; he knows his stuff and worried about me. He was genuinely sad I was moving out of PA. If I could I would go back to see him in a heartbeat. My lens implants after 20-25 years- still going strong tho still have glasses.
Norristown, PA |
Very arrogant!! Thinks he is the best but I went in for a simple procedure for cataracts and now have very limited vision. Should try caring more about his patients than his image
in Coatesville, PA |
They were very good at explaining the options for vision correction which lead to my ICL surgery. Dr. did a good job of explaining the process and addressing my concerns. He also made himself available all weekend by phone and email to address my concerns directly after the surgery. I would highly recommend them for your vision correction needs.
in Coatesville, PA |
I've been with Dr Siepser since 2002 and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my eyes. I'm a pilot and as such am very dependent on my eyes. Dr. Siepser is also a pilot and understands my needs completely. He's a master.
in Wayne, PA |
Dr. Siepser and his entire staff are courteous, professional, and highly proficient. He is very well respected by his peers, current and former patients. I always recommend Dr Siepser to anyone needing eye care.
in Wayne, PA |
I went from being the girl who couldn't drive I at night to the girl who goes everywhere.
in Gilbertsville, PA |
Dr. Siepser was incredibly accessible throughout the process, beginning with the meet-and-greet event he hosted for potential new clients!
in Philadelphia, PA |
Dr. Siepser was excellent. He talked me through every step of the surgery and I couldn't be happier with the results.
in Plymouth Meeting, PA |
This excellant surgeon is very professional and calming at an otherwise anxiety-producing time! The outcome of my cataract removal surgery was unexpectedly AMAZING!!
in Wrightstown, PA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Siepser since 1997 and the care and service he and his team have provided has been EXCELLENT.
in Coatesville, PA |
He is a very good physician. However he is not very good at explaining your situation with you, nor does he spend any time in explaining alternatives, and chances of surgeries. He is very advanced in his medical practice and him and his staff are likely to offer procedures which may not be covered by insurance. He is advocating using an expansive lens for a cataract surgery which did not offer good results for me.
in Media, PA |
A true and talented professional! Dr. Siepser was patient and thorough. I recommend him to everyone.
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Dr. Siepser says...

Dr. Steven Siepser, a certified VisionLock surgeon, is known in the local community as a superior surgeon with extensive experience in premium patient care. But what you might not know is that Dr. Siepser is a nationally and internationally recognized opinion leader in the medical community. A pioneer on a number of fronts, Dr. Siepser has served as a prime investigator for many lasers, diagnostic devices and lenses now used for vision correction and various eye surgeries. Dr. Siepser is certified by theAmerican Board of Ophthalmology, American Board of Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgery (FACS).During the initial introduction of LASIK to the United States, many physicians used mobile lasers. They were not committed to owning one. Dr. Siepser, however, saw the clinical value of purchasing a laser to far outweigh financial concerns. He became the first ophthalmologist in the Delaware Valley to own a VISX excimer laser. He is now also the first and only surgeon in the region to own the Ziemer Femtosecond laser. This unique combination of lasers allows patients to have a custom wavefront guided "blade free" LASIK procedure.  For Dr. Siepser and his trained refractive team, being able to maintain quality controls by owning and operating these lasers gave them the confidence to assure patients they are in the best of hands. Both lasers remain stationary in a temperature and humidity controlled surgical suite in Siepser Laser Eyecare’s Wayne office.   For patients seeking LASIK vision correction, they have the convenience of getting their complete diagnostic work up and LASIK surgery in the same location. They can even watch a live procedure through glass windows which sometimes serves to allay any apprehensions. Owning a laser is an important component to insure superior LASIK vision outcomes.

Educational Background

Medical School: State University of New York - M.D.Medical School: University of Louvain, Belgium - M.D.Fellowship: Intraocular Lens Fellowship: Preceptor - Oram R. Kline, Jr., M.D. Cooper Medical Center, Camden, NJResidency: Temple University, Philadelphia, PAResidency: Union University, Albany, NYFellowship: Cooper Medical Center, Camden, NJPost Doctoral: Fellow of the American College of SurgeonsPost Doctoral: Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Wills Eye Surgical Center, Conshohocken, PA
  • Vision One Surgical Center, Exton, PA
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital Surgical Center, Bryn Mawr PA

Medical Licenses

Pennsylvania State License

Professional Memberships

  • International College of Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • Inter-County Ophthalmology Society
  • Chester County Medical Society
  • Philadelphia County Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania State Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Ophthalmic Club of Philadelphia
  • International Society of Ophthalmic Endoscopy, Inc.
  • Temple Ophthalmology Alumni Association
  • American College of Eye Surgeons

Honors and Awards

  • American Society of Cataract Refractive Surgeons, San Diego, CA "New Soft Implant Splitter" Presented during the Intraocular Surgery Phaco Technique and Technology Session and won Best Paper of Session Award
  • Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, San Francisco, California Best Paper of Session (BPOS) Winner, Session 2H - REFRACTIVE - LASIKGlare Assessment Before and After Vision Correction
  • VISX Star Surgeon Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Laser Vision Correction
  • Philadelphia Magazine, recognition as one of Philadelphia's"Top Doctors"
  • VISX Star Surgeon Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Laser Vision Correction
  • Philadelphia Magazine, recognition as one of Philadelphia's"Top Doctors"
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 1994 Film Festival Runner-Up in Instruments/Devices Category -"New Technology for Transclerally Fixated Posterior Chamber Lenses and Reconstructive Surgery".
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 1993 Film Festival Runner-Up for"Iris Protector Ring".
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Alcon Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA, First Place Winner in New Technique Category -"Radial Transverse Incision for Small Incision Surgery".

Dr. Siepser says...


Refractive and interventional vision correction, astigmatism correction, cataract and intraocular lens surgery, glaucoma treatments, secondary intraocular lens implants, corneal transplantation, reconstructive eye surgery and complications from trauma or prior eye surgery. He also has extensive experience in the management of dry eye in the surgical patient.

Dr. Siepser says...


It's easy to say you are an innovator, but Dr. Siepser can actually back this up. The Siepser sliding Knot, a unique procedure created by Dr. Siepser, is used worldwide by ophthalmic surgeons in iris reconstruction. An inventor of six patented technologies, Dr. Siepser is sought after by many medical device companies to help design and develop their products. He continues to lecture and teach internationally and is often called to be an expert witness in court. 

Dr. Siepser's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Albany Med College

    Completed in 1976

    Temple University

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cooper Med Center

    Completed in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery