Richard Tipperman, M.D.

Advanced Technology Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Complication Management

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.

Richard Tipperman, M.D.

His practice specializes in refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and the 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 was for the first paper presented on intravitreal kenalog injections at the time of cataract surgery. He has performed live surgery at six separate international meetings including 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 is consistently 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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Hamilton College
Clinton, New York
B.A., Magna Cum Laude

Medical Degree

University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, New York

Transitional Internship Program

University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Residency Program

Strong Memorial Hospital Surgery
Rochester, New York

Fellowship Program

Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resident in Ophthalmology
Chief Resident, 1990-1991


“I would like to thank you in writing for the gift of sight you gave me via the successful cataract surgeries and the implanting of the Alcon Vivity lens in both of my eyes. I am extremely happy with the results – distant, intermediate and near vision, as well as minimal negative visual side effects. As you well know, I had specific objectives going into this, and they have been met. You gave me life back in terms of both the activities I need to do, and those that I enjoy going.”

Joe Cirucci
(regarding Richard Tipperman, MD)


“Dr. Tipperman, we both greatly appreciated your soothing and reassuring mannerisms, which led to tremendous confidence in you performing our cataract surgery. Your surgical skills are second to none. We both found it more than worthwhile to make the 1 ½ hour trip to your facilities.”

Robert T. Curley
(regarding Richard Tipperman, MD)


“I am so glad I selected Dr. Tipperman as I could not believe everything I could see and how clear – his response was “walking in to a patient and seeing their smile is the only gratification I need!”

Debra Schaffer
(regarding Richard Tipperman, MD)

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