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Robert Stamper, M.D.

Director of the Glaucoma Clinic

Dr. Robert Stamper, director of the Glaucoma Clinic, is an ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery. His research interests include early methods in diagnosing glaucoma to prevent vision loss. Stamper's research efforts have involved evaluating new surgical procedures for glaucoma.

Stamper earned his medical degree at State University of NY, Downstate Medical Center. He spent two years as a Peace Corps Physician. Later he completed his residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in glaucoma at Washington University in St. Louis.

Stamper belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He also is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society, the American Glaucoma Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Currently, he is the immediate past chairman of the Prevent Blindness Northern California.


Glaucoma Clinic
8 Koret Way, Suite U519
San Francisco, CA 94143-0644
Phone: (415) 514–6920
Fax: (415) 514–6925

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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State University of New York 1965


Washington University, St. Louis, Ophthalmology 1971


Washington University, St. Louis, Glaucoma 1972

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Koo EB, Hou J, Han Y, Keenan JD, Stamper RL, Jeng BH. Effect of glaucoma tube shunt parameters on cornea endothelial cells in patients with ahmed valve implants. Cornea. 2015 Jan; 34(1):37-41.
  2. Ianchulev T, Minckler DS, Hoskins HD, Packer M, Stamper R, Pamnani RD, Koo EY. Wearable technology with head-mounted displays and visual function. JAMA. 2014 Nov 5; 312(17):1799-801.
  3. Menda SA, Lowry EA, Porco TC, Stamper RL, Rubin MR, Han Y. Ex-PRESS outcomes using mitomycin-C, Ologen alone, Ologen with 5-fluorouracil. Int Ophthalmol. 2015 Jun; 35(3):357-63.
  4. Jampel HD, Chon BH, Stamper R, Packer M, Han Y, Nguyen QH, Ianchulev T. Effectiveness of intraocular pressure-lowering medication determined by washout. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr 1; 132(4):390-5.
  5. Greninger DA, Lowry EA, Porco TC, Naseri A, Stamper RL, Han Y. Resident-performed selective laser trabeculoplasty in patients with open-angle glaucoma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr 1; 132(4):403-8.
  6. Estermann S, Yuttitham K, Chen JA, Lee OT, Stamper RL. Comparative in vitro flow study of 3 different Ex-PRESS miniature glaucoma device models. J Glaucoma. 2013 Mar; 22(3):209-14.
  7. Seider MI, Rofagha S, Lin SC, Stamper RL. Resident-performed Ex-PRESS shunt implantation versus trabeculectomy. J Glaucoma. 2012 Sep; 21(7):469-74.
  8. Stamper RL. A history of intraocular pressure and its measurement. Optom Vis Sci. 2011 Jan; 88(1):E16-28.
  9. Ochoa BE, Sah D, Wang G, Stamper R, Price VH. Instilled bimatoprost ophthalmic solution in patients with eyelash alopecia areata. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Sep; 61(3):530-2.
  10. De Niro JE, de Alba Campomanes AG, Bloomer MM, London NM, Stamper RL. Congenital narrow-angle glaucoma and iris nevi in a neonate with epidermal nevus syndrome. J AAPOS. 2009 Jun; 13(3):292-5.
  11. Roseborough I, Lee H, Chwalek J, Stamper RL, Price VH. Lack of efficacy of topical latanoprost and bimatoprost ophthalmic solutions in promoting eyelash growth in patients with alopecia areata. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Apr; 60(4):705-6.
  12. Kniestedt C, Punjabi O, Lin S, Stamper RL. Tonometry through the ages. Surv Ophthalmol. 2008 Nov-Dec; 53(6):568-91.
  13. Punjabi OS, Stamper RL, Bostrom AG, Lin SC. Repeatability of the multifocal visual evoked potentials in a clinical glaucoma setting. Can J Ophthalmol. 2008 Aug; 43(4):435-40.
  14. Punjabi OS, Stamper RL, Bostrom AG, Han Y, Lin SC. Topographic comparison of the visual function on multifocal visual evoked potentials with optic nerve structure on heidelberg retinal tomography. Ophthalmology. 2008 Mar; 115(3):440-6.
  15. Rutar T, Hwang DG, Stamper RL. Acute angle-closure glaucoma due to iris transfixation of a subluxated posterior chamber intraocular lens-capsular bag complex. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 Sep; 33(9):1662-3.
  16. De Castro DK, Punjabi OS, Bostrom AG, Stamper RL, Lietman TM, Ray K, Lin SC. Effect of statin drugs and aspirin on progression in open-angle glaucoma suspects using confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug; 35(6):506-13.
  17. Shah H, Kniestedt C, Bostrom A, Stamper R, Lin S. Role of central corneal thickness on baseline parameters and progression of visual fields in open angle glaucoma. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jul-Aug; 17(4):545-9.
  18. Punjabi OS, Stamper RL, Bostrom AG, Lin SC. Does treated systemic hypertension affect progression of optic nerve damage in glaucoma suspects? Curr Eye Res. 2007 Feb; 32(2):153-60.
  19. Punjabi OS, Kniestedt C, Stamper RL, Lin SC. Dynamic contour tonometry: principle and use. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2006 Dec; 34(9):837-40.
  20. Punjabi OS, Ho HK, Kniestedt C, Bostrom AG, Stamper RL, Lin SC. Intraocular pressure and ocular pulse amplitude comparisons in different types of glaucoma using dynamic contour tonometry. Curr Eye Res. 2006 Oct; 31(10):851-62.

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