Mr. Klopper is an Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in laser eye surgery and has performed more than 22,000 procedures including LASIK, PRK, LASEK and CustomVue Wavefront techniques. He is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Ireland Medical Council (IMC), and is a fully trained Ophthalmologist who has undergone additional specialist training in refractive surgery.
He is a full time Ophthalmic Surgeon with Optical Express performing laser eye surgery and is an active member of various academic and professional bodies, such as the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Twice every year, Mr. Klopper attends International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB) Conferences and is annually assessed by this board. The panel consists of several of the world’s most eminent Refractive Surgeons including Mr. Steven Schallhorn, former Head of Ophthalmology for the US Navy, Dr. Jan Venter, a world leading Ophthalmic Surgeon, and Mr. Jeffery Machat, co-founder of TLC Vision, one of the largest laser vision correction providers in the world.
Originally from South Africa, he received his primary medical training at Grootte Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, and spent the following six months serving in an African mission hospital. Mr. Klopper was drafted into the South African Defense Force where he completed two years compulsory military service as Medical Officer in a Special Services Reconnaissance Unit. His next post was as a Medical Registrar doing cardio-thoracic surgery for twelve months, followed by three months in a renal transplant unit before progressing to the post of General Practitioner after which he decided to specialise in ophthalmic surgery. He graduated as an Eye Surgeon in 1990, and went into private practice. Mr. Klopper has worked abroad and has made presentations in many different countries about laser surgery.
He regularly attends conferences about both laser vision correction and cataract surgery, allowing him to stay abreast of all developments in the advancing field of ophthalmology.
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This was so heplufl and easy! Do you have any articles on rehab?
Mr Stefan Klopper was brilliant. In the check up I had with him before the surgery he was very professional and answered all my last minute questions honestly and with a friendly smile.During the surgery he talked me through every step and told me exactly what he was going to do just before he did it. He, and his team, made me feel as though I was in very safe hands. Because of this I was able to be completely as ease during the procedure.I would highly recommened Mr Klopper.If by any chance Mr Klopper reads this review:Thank you, so much, for changing my life!
I had my treatment at the Optical Express store in Milton Keynes on Tuesday 6th December 2011. The reason I had to have LASEK rather than LASIK is because I have had 2 ulcers on my right eye and 1 on my left and they have left scarring. My vision before the op was -2.25 and -2.5 and it is now 20/20Everyone was really friendly and kind, they didn't put any pressure on me to have the surgery and answered all of my questions. No question was too silly and I felt like I was the only person they had to see that day. The surgey itself lasted roughly 3 minutes per eye. I had a quick check over by the surgeon to make sure nothing had changed with my eyes since my consultation, when he agreed I was good to go I sat in the waiting room for about 5-10 mintues and was called through.The nurse took my glasses for me and told me to lie down, she made sure I was comfortable before anything else.The surgeon talked me through everything he was doing so I wasn't startled in anyway. First of all he out some drops in my eyes to numb them and then used a clamp to hold my eye open, I didn't feel the clamp at all but I could see it just out the corner of my eye. He then placed some more drops in my eyes and rubbed a swab over them (again I did not feel anything but I could see the swab)I was then asked to focus on the red dot and heard a clicking noise whichwas the machine doing its stuff. My vision went blurry for about a minute and then the surgeon put cold water in my eye and some more drops and moved onto the next eye. I really didn't feel anything other than the excess from the cold water and the drops as they ran down the side of my face.I saw a difference straight away as the nurse explained to me how the different drops worked and when to use them, I was also given a pair of goggles to wear to bed for the 1st week to stop me rubbing my eyes in my sleep.About 15-20 minutes later the drops started to wear off and my eyes started to water (as I was told they would) When I got home I went to bed for the rest of the evening/night. I then returned to the clinic the following morning for my first check up and they said everything looked good.I had booked the rest of the week off work so was at home for the recovery. I would highly recommend not going to work for a few days.Now I will be honest, the 3 days that followed were rather unpleasent. My eyes felt like I had shampoo in them and stung constantly. I was very, very sensitive to light, I couldn't even look at my mobile as it was so bright. I spent those 3 days in bed and in the dark. On the Thursday night I was in so much pain that I had to use the drops that are kept in the fridge. (It is recommended that you only use these as a last resort as they slow down the healing but they do numb your eyes almost instantly, so use them if you are in pain, thats what they are for)I remember one evening that my husband and I had to eat dinner in the dark with only the TV for light and I even had to have my back to the TV with my sunglasses on.Please don't let what you've just read put you off because I woke up Saturday and all the pain/stinging sensations were completely gone. I was still sensitive to the light but no where near as much as before. I had my four day check up on the Sunday and had my protective contact lenses removed. After this I was able to drive and my eyes were feeling much better.I had another check up the following Sunday and they were very pleased with my vision.I've just had my month check up and I could read every line they asked me to. I've got another appointment booked for my 3 month check.I cannot believe how amazing it is! I only wish I had it done sooner (and I'm only 26). I know it seems like alot of money but personally I think its worth every penny! All of the staff were so friendly and helpful, they treated me like a complete individual and I felt as though I was the only person that mattered.Watch out for the 'phantom glasses' I keep trying to push mine up but then remember they aren't there lolI still used the moisterising drops occassionally, but I work at a computer all day and many of the other people in the office who have never worn glasses before use drops too so its nothing unusal.I would recommend laser eye surgery to anyone! Plus shopping for sunglasses was great! (The women in 'The Sunglasses Hut' in Milton Keynes were wonderfully helpful!)
My eyes were done by Mr Klopper in Norwich 2 weeks ago and I have got better than 20/20 vision, its amazing. My eyes were streaming for a couple of hrs after the surgery but by mid afternoon everything was great, no pain, no iritation, just great eye sight. I didn't see Mr Klopper for very long as it is all done soooo quickly, but when I did see him he was very pleasant.
Great result, v quick treatment and very pleasant and friendly manner.
An excellent surgeon - his explanation of risk and re treatment rates was very reassuring prior to surgery. I'm in my 3rd week now and am very pleased with my vision (which has continued to improve following surgery).