Stephen R. Klapper, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Trust your eyes to an oculofacial surgeon specializing in advanced surgery of the eyelids and upper face.

Stephen R. Klapper, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery in central Indiana.


  • Cosmetic eyelid and forehead surgery
  • Droopy eyelid surgery
  • Adult and pediatric reconstructive eyelid and facial plastic surgery 
  • Tear duct surgery
  • Orbital disease
  • Thyroid eye disease 
  • Eyelid and orbital trauma
  • Anophthalmic patient 
  • Facial Botox ® injections
  • Restylane ®, Refyne ® , and Defyne ® cosmetic facial fold injections 


Dr. Klapper completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University earning a Phi Beta Kappa while in Bloomington, Indiana. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine with Honors and as a member of the AOA Honor Society. Dr. Klapper completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Baylor of College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he was selected to be Chief Resident. Dr. Klapper then did specialized fellowship training in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute in Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Klapper has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of several book chapters in the field of ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Klapper is a scientific reviewer for the Journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (USA), Journal of Ophthalmology (USA), EYE (United Kingdom), Graefe's Archive of Clinical Experimental Ophthalmology (Germany), and Cosmetics (USA).

Dr. Klapper is a Past President of both the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology and the esteemed American Eye Study Club. He is a former Councilor with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Learn more about the surgeries & treatments provided by Dr. Klapper.

"I could tell you 'Thank you' a million times and it still would not be enough to repay you for what you did for us! We very much appreciate you for taking great care of our son."
— Beth —
"A quick note of thanks for all of your efforts on my behalf in regard to my eyebrow work. Your entire organization deserves an A+ from my experience."
— Walter —
"In a time of fear, chaos, and pain you have provided us with some much needed comfort and reassurance. We appreciate the opportunity to have become your patient."
— Kelly —
"I love the way I look after only 3 months and I have had amazed looks and interesting and positive comments from friends and family. Thank you so much for your wonderful care."
— Judy —
"Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all you've done for our family, especially our son. You are according to him, AWESOME!"
— Max's family —
"I've never had such a good time in surgery. I want to thank everyone who cared for me, but a very special thanks to Dr. Klapper."
— Linda —
"I just wanted to say thank you for my new eyes. I can't believe the difference that it has made. You were all so kind and I appreciate your patience. You are the best!"
— Vicki —
"You are so patient with all my many questions, and you deserve many plaudits for your warm and friendly 'bedside manner' and your ability to explain so well."
— Faye —

Dr. Klapper treats disorders, injuries, and other abnormalities of the eyelids, eyebrow, tear duct system, eye socket, and adjacent areas of the mid and upper face.

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