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Robert L. Stamper


Ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist
Patient care and teaching devotee, opera and skiing fan

Dr. Robert Stamper is an ophthalmologist who specializes in diagnosing, monitoring and treating patients with glaucoma. He is the former director of the UCSF Glaucoma Clinic. His research interests include methods of diagnosing and treating glaucoma early to prevent vision loss.

Stamper earned his medical degree at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He then served as a physician in the Peace Corps for two years. He completed his residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in glaucoma at Washington University in St. Louis.

Stamper belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received its Life Achievement Honor Award in 2008. He also is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society, American Glaucoma Society and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He has served as chair of Prevent Blindness Northern California.

  • Education

    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 1965

  • Residencies

    Washington University in St. Louis, Ophthalmology, 1971

  • Fellowships

    Washington University in St. Louis, Glaucoma, 1972

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Academic Title


Glaucoma is a potentially blinding disease. I try to prevent vision loss through individualized medical and surgical treatment.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    198 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dr Stamper is an outstanding physician
    Nov 03, 2022
    Dr Stamper is brilliant and outstanding in every way. He is the gold standard. So sorry for me that he wi;l retire ney year but pleased for him.
    Oct 25, 2022
    My caregiver is a real " pro" knows his business!! Best in the west
    Oct 16, 2022
    The doctor is both sensitive to a client's needs and is very proactive
    Oct 14, 2022
    Retiring in 2023
    Oct 13, 2022
    I think Dr. Stamper is a class act.
    Aug 11, 2022
    Dr. Stamper is a wonderful doctor. He is a master at communicating effectively with the patient.
    Aug 04, 2022
    Care of Docs and asst are always Excellent not just very good !!!
    Jul 23, 2022
    Dr. Robert Stamper is an excellent physician.
    Jul 21, 2022
    His expertise is unparalleled. I respect his option above others. His bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired. He is dismissive .
    May 26, 2022
    Dr. Stamper is always excellent.
    Apr 09, 2022
    Mild difficulty to get follow up glaucoma appointment I understand that this will be corrected shortly
    Apr 07, 2022
    Good experience/ I'm an old timer and would tell you what's on my mind/ all good
    Mar 12, 2022
    I never met with Dr. Stamper. Once the nurse actually read my scheduling notes where I had specified my need for an eye exam she pointed out that the doctor does not do those and she told me I would need to reschedule. She did try to find another doctor who might be available to see me immediately but there was no one.
    Feb 10, 2022
    Dr. Stamper was outstanding in every way.
    Oct 22, 2021
    I am a child neurologist and have had much experience with different ophthalmologists as well as other specialists. Dr Robert Stamper is a real gem. Smart compassionate intellectually curious spent lots of time with me and still managed to teach his 3rd year resident. Even though my diagnosis is rather grim I feel like I won the jackpot with Dr Stamper.
    Oct 21, 2021
    Professor Stamper is the best of the best! He's most caring and thorough a teacher who enjoys his profession doing lifelong good work.
    Oct 10, 2021
    Excellent!! We like Dr. Stamper
    Aug 24, 2021
    I usually have a future glaucoma visit scheduled at the end of the current one. This time no future appointment was scheduled or reason for not doing so.
    Aug 20, 2021
    Dr. Stamper is the best - I hope he never retires!!
    Jun 01, 2021
    health care provider very knowledgeable
    May 29, 2021
    I have been well treated by this provider for years.
    May 25, 2021
    efficient but thorough
    Apr 15, 2021
    I got the impression the provider's focus was so narrow on his specialty that he was not overly concerned about the ramifications for my quality of life.
    Apr 13, 2021
    best doctor in the house
    Mar 31, 2021
    Dr. Stamper is always very patient caring knowledgeable and articulate in discussing allmatte And he has a great sense of humor.