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Dr. Steven Siepser, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Plymouth Meeting, PA. He has been practicing for 44 years. Read his story
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This content was provided by Dr. Siepser "Steven B. Siepser, M.D., F.A.C.S 54ResponsesShare your experienceIntroduction Dr. Steven Siepser 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 the American 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. It has always been an important component of Dr. Siepser’s life to serve humanitarian causes. He donates his professional expertise often and encourages his family to join him in those efforts. In 1981, Dr. Siepser and his wife travelled to the South Pacific for 3 months to volunteer in Pago Pago, America Samoa. He performed some of the most sophisticated eye operations in the history of the Territory, including 2 corneal transplants and an intraocular lens implant. These operations may have been the first of their kind performed on the small island. He lectured to local doctors and public health nurses on various eye medications and operative techniques and saw an average of 25 to 30 patients daily. Dr. Siepser also supervised updating the medical center’s operating room which needed equipment and support staff to perform complicated operations on a regular basis.In 1983, Dr. Siepser and his wife spent a month in Haiti. As a volunteer surgeon with the American based Eye Care Haiti, he operated on serious cases of cataracts and glaucoma and did intraocular lens implantations. Conditions were primitive at Jacmel’s hospital but the need for eye care was great. In 1998, Dr. Siepser brought his family to the Turks and Caicos Islands where everyone participated in running an eye clinic. During the 4 week stay, family members conducted screenings and refractions and Dr. Siepser did roughly 200 cataract surgeries. When Dr. Siepser is not performing surgery or seeing patients in his office, he may be found donating his time in the community, horseback riding at his farm or participating in various educational and sporting events with his wife and children. An experienced airplane and helicopter pilot, Dr. Siepser can be found flying his Bonanza plane to attend speaking engagements, medical conventions or, when time permits, simply a nice vacation. Just as pilots must execute a series of pre-flight checklists and safety measures every time they fly, Dr. Siepser performs his own ‘pre-flight’ surgical checklist in the operating room for each and every procedure. It is one more reason to feel confident that you are in the skilled hands of an expert and caring surgeon. 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". "
This content was provided by Dr. Siepser "Acknowledged regionally as "The Doctor's Doctor," Dr. Steven Siepser is the first FDA approved VISX Laser Eye Surgeon in the Delaware Valley. With over 30 years experience, he is recognized internationally as an innovator and leader in advanced eyecare.
It has always been the objective of Siepser Laser Eyecare to provide patients with a caring, informative experience. For Dr. Siepser, the thrill of restoring vision is exciting as well as rewarding and why he loves his work.
Dr. Siepser began his studies as a highly specialized electron microscopy technician and researcher. Countless hours were spent in microsurgery delicately preparing work for the electron microscope. He continued on to medical school. After rotating through the clinical departments, Dr. Siepser decided to enter ophthalmology. He felt this specialty effectively utilized his research, clinical and surgical skills. Dr. Siepser went on to develop a highly successful practice specializing in vision correction surgery. He works closely with his optometric physicians and entire team to provide a full complement of ophthalmic services. Patients at Siepser Laser Eyecare are not patients for a day; they are part of a team helping to provide the highest level of care. Their input is critical toward maintaining our successful practice."
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Cataract Removal Surgery
Dilation of Outflow Canal
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
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SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1974
University Of Leuven
Medical School | Graduated
Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
Cooper Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Memberships & Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Member
American College of Eye Surgeons, Member
American College of Surgeons, Member
American Medical Association, Member
Chester County Medical Society, Member
Inter-County Ophthalmology Society, Member
International College of Surgeons, Member
International Society of Ophthalmic Endoscopy Inc, Member