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Karen Nipper, M.D.

karen nipper md

Dr. Nipper is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship-trained in oculoplastic surgery. In addition to providing general ophthalmology services, including comprehensive ophthalmology exams, Dr. Nipper specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and the surrounding tissues.

In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Nipper is a published author in various journals, including Archives of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. Dr. Nipper also donates her time to international medical missions. Her first mission was in Pangasinan in the Philippines, and her last mission was in Arequipa, Peru.



  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Dry Eye Disease
  • Eyelid Drooping
  • Lower Eyelid Malposition: Ectropion, Entropion
  • Reconstruction Post-Periocular Skin Cancer
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Tearing Disorders
  • Blepharospasm
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Botox
  • Chemical Peels


Bachelor of Arts (Phi Beta Kappa)
Vassar College – Poughkeepsie, NY

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine – Philadelphia, PA


Albert Einstein Medical Center – Philadelphia, PA


Ophthalmology – Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery – Marc S. Cohen, M.D., Philadelphia, PA


  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology