Dr. Joseph Kappil, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Joseph Kappil, MD
Dr. Joseph Kappil, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in McHenry, IL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Kappil is affiliated with Centegra Hospital - McHenry.

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Dr. Kappil's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Harvard IL |
Dr. Kappil is a great doctor. Very professional and explains everything well.
Cary, IL |
Takes a bit to get in here to get things done but that is because he does such a good job and has a lot of patients coming. Does excellent work, VERY happy with the results.
in Wonder Lake, IL |
Very pleased with care provided by Dr. Kappil and his staff.
in Mchenry, IL |
Emergency care having a retinal tear was attended to after hours...being a Friday that could have saved my vision. Macula hole repaired by retinal specialist...also had excellent outcome. Experience is very important along with communication skills. He is very busy and knows when to refer patients to highly skilled specialists. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for all eye problems. We are very fortunate to have his skills in McHenry.
in Mchenry, IL |
Dr. Kappil recently performed cataract surgery on my right eye. He saw me prior to the surgery and discussed the entire procedure with me. He is very thorough, professional and kind. The day of the surgery went very smooth. Dr. Kappil is very attentive, and cheerful. I definitely will return to him, when I need to have my left eye treated.
in Huntley, ILL 60142 |
Excellent, I had Cataract surgery on 10-27-2016, the whole new patient on-boarding was fantastic and straight forward. The diagnostics, procedure recommendations, surgery and post operative appointments were splendid.
in Mchenry, IL |
I recently had caterack surgery and am completly satified with the way i was treated and with the results of this surgery. I would highly reconmend Dr. Kappel to any one.
in Harvard, Il. |
Dr. Kappil was highly recommended to me from a very trustworthy source. At 51 yrs old, this was my first surgery of any kind. Dr. Kappil made me feel at ease, explaining every step of the procedure, and following them with expertise. I have 100% confidence in him and will return if ever needed.
in Mchenry, IL |
Efficient, courteous; awareness of any additional conditions.
in Woodstock, Il |
I have been going there for about 6 years and have recommend him to a few people. Everyone is always nice and always so busy. First ophthalmologist I've been to and have no desire to change or try anyone else.
in McHenry, IL |
Dr. Kappil recently (4/14/16) performed my cataract surgery, and has been my ophthalmologist for several years. My Multiple Sclerosis does not phase this bright, knowledgeable, capable doctor. Neither do my complications. I trust this man with my eyes! The hospital nurses had respect for & liked Dr. Kappil. Me, too!
in Fox Lake, IL |
He is very professional, but comfortable to talk to. He explains everything clearly. He and the staff are all very efficient. There seems to be a lot going on in his office, but very well organized. Because everything was explained clearly and I knew exactly what I needed to do, both of my surgeries and the follow up went very smoothly. Dr. Kappil is an excellent physician, and all of the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
in Island Lake, IL |
Dr. Kappil just did my cataract eye surgery. Went very well as I a lot of confidence in Him. He did my first eye several years ago and he didn't disappoint me the second time for the other eye. See much better and very impressed with Dr. Kappil. My wife will seeing him in the future
in Wonder Lake,IL |
I have had two cataracts removed to date--my vision for distance has improved 100% -- I recommend Dr Kappil to anyone who is experiencing problems with seeing
in McHenry, IL |
Dr.Kappil just did my cataract surgery! Dr Kappil exhibited lots of patience in my treatment. When I had to cancel my procedure,because of blood pressure, it was taken in stride and Dr Kappil and Dr Richards were very understanding and worked with me to get the surgery rescheduled. On the day of the procedure Dr. Kappil was very confident and explained once again, what was going to happen in surgery. The whole experience was well laid out and planned around my schedule Now I can see MUCH better!
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School

    Graduated in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Loyola University Med Center
    Mac Neal Mem Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery