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Dr. Richard Ahuja, MD

Retina & Vitreous Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Retina Specialist (Medical)

Professional statement

***** PLEASE NOTE THAT DR. AHUJA DOES NOT PROVIDE GLASSES OR CONTACT LENS EXAMS.***** Richard Ahuja is a thorough, caring and attentive ophthalmologist, who treats his patients with compassion, placing their health and comfort as his highest priority. Dr. Ahuja currently provides care for diabetic eye disease, hypertensive eye disease, macular degeneration, retinal disorders, macular puckers, macular holes, torn retinas, flashes and floaters, and uveitis at his office in Chicago. Dr. Ahuja received his medical degree at Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois. He certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is affiliated with the Thorek Memorial Hospital. He is multilingual in English, Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ahuja aims to treat his patients with the quality of care he himself expects.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • AIG
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Retina Specialist (Medical)
  • Retina & Vitreous Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Thorek Memorial Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rush University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital, Fellowship in Medical Retina
  • University of Maryland, Fellowship in Surgical Retina
  • Wayne State University, Kresge Eye Institute, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Illinois Association of Ophthalmology

Awards and publications

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Chicago Medical School

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1346293438

Office locations

Lake Shore Retina, S.C.

840 W. Irving Park Rd., Suite 401

Chicago, IL 60613

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He was very informative and making sure I understood what was the cause of my problem, I like the fact that he had a model of an eye and explained in detail the cause of my issue and what’s happening in there!
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He was great! Made a zoc doc appointment last minute for a painful infection and swollen eyelids and he got me set up with the antibiotics and ointment I needed to start feeling (and looking) human again.
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Dr. Ahuja and his staff were great! I was nervous and they made sure I was at ease the entire time. They explained what they were doing and he was very thorough about the treatment plan. Awesome visit, he was very professional.
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Doctor was very informational and answered all my concerns. Wait time was very prompt
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Dr. Ahuja and staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. I'd happily recommend to family and friends.
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Doctor Richard Ahuja was exceptional. He was extremely kind and considerate and actually cared for my well-being. My treatment required very expensive eye drops but he was able to give me 2 samples bottles and a valuable coupon to help withthe cost. Overall, I couldn't recommend Dr Ahuja and his practice enough.
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I have written reviews for Dr. Ahuja before but every time I see him I just want to rave some more. He is one of my favorite doctors in general and certainly my favorite specialist of all time for retinal concerns.He has excellent bedside manners, is very patient and clear with his explanations and in answering your questions, and he makes you feel like a real patient, not just a number. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Great Doctor.
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The True Excellent Doctor
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Dr. Ahuja is caring, thorough, professional, and very knowledgeable. He took his time to hear me out to give the proper diagnosis. He valued me as a patient. I highly recommend him!
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Dr. Ahuja was the most pleasant Ophthalmologist I've seen so far. He was incredibly nice and caring and really listened to all my concerns. He really took time with me to explain how the eye works and what specifically was happeningin my eye that was causing my symptoms. Would highly recommend.
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Doc is great, kind , informative, takes his time with the patient. No complaints, def would come back again!
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a gentleman and a scholar
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He was excellent
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Dr. Ahuja and his team were great. I felt like he really listened to me and my concerns. Would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Ahuja is extremely professional and knowledgeable. He thoroughly explains the eye and how it functions, treatment options are discussed in relation to your visit, and he answers all questions promptly. This allows you to make an informeddecision under his guidance on how you would like to proceed with your care and treatment which is a huge plus for myself. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Ahuja was extremely open and communicative
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Dr Richard was awesome! He was patient and listened to all of my questions at the beginnings, took notes and then answered them all at the end of the session! He also noted that one of my questions was out ofhis medical field and recommended another specialist to look after it. In general, I highly recommend Dr Richard for any issues related to your retina, and I plan to keep checking mine routinely at his office.
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Excellent doctor, very knowledgeable, patient and kind.
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I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Ahuja and his staff. Both he and the nurse exhibited excellent bedside manner. They were patient and answered any questions I had. Dr. Ahuja took time to explain how the eye works andwhat exactly he was looking for during my visit. I'm glad I found an eye doctor I can trust and will be going back whenever I need to. Super clean, modern office and equipment, and convenient that they are open on Saturdays and easy to get to using public transportation.
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Very kind, very thorough, informative and up to date.
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Dr. Ahuja was very professional. He had great bedside manner and listened to everything I had to say intently and without rushing me. The eye exam itself was quick and painless.
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I went in for a broken blood vessel. He did a very comprehensive exam and did far more than I expected. I was very pleased.
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fue mi primera cita y estoy muy satisfecho con el trato y la explicacion que dio el Doctor
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Excellent physician and very professional and friendly staff
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Easy and convenient for me. Was well serviced and had an exceptional experience.
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Very good he was very professional and I felt very good about the treatment
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great doctor! Polite, nice, patient and very professional.
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Excellent doctor. Competent. Professional. Polite. Takes the time to talk to you and explain things thoroughly. I appreciate the little things in life. Thank you!
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He treated me like a client and that's way nicer than just being a patient! Super knowledgeable avid thorough.
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