Robert L. Stamper


Director of the Glaucoma Clinic
Ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist
Patient care and teaching devotee, opera and skiing fan

Dr. Robert Stamper is an ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery. He serves as director of the UCSF Glaucoma Clinic.

Stamper's research interests include methods of diagnosing glaucoma early to prevent vision loss. He has also been involved in research efforts to evaluate new surgical procedures for glaucoma.

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.

Clinics I work with

Glaucoma Clinic

Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision

490 Illinois St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
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Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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