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Dr. Richard Ahuja, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Ahuja

Lakeview

840 W Irving Park Rd # 401 Chicago, IL 60613

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Dr. Richard Ahuja, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1994 and specializes in ophthalmology, ophthalmic surgery, and more.


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(773) 975-6868

Dr. Ahuja accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Medicare Advantage PPO
Traditional PPO
Ambetter
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Preferred PPO
Blue Traditional
Blue Traditional PPO
Federal Employee Program
Medicare Blue PPO
Medicare Plus Blue PPO
Preferred Plan PPO
State Employees Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cigna-HealthSpring
Cigna-HealthSpring HMO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Choice Plus PPO
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
Platinum PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare Supplement - Plan B
Medicaid of Illinois
Meridian Health Plan
Medicaid HMO
Meridian Advantage Plan HMO-SNP
Meridian Advantage Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
Basic PPO
CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Medicare Advantage
UHC Illinois
UHC Illinois PPO
United Healthcare
United Healthcare PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Ahuja's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eye Infections
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Dr. Ahuja treats Eye Infections more than 55% of his peers

Dr. Ahuja treats this condition more than 55% of his peers

Retina Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahuja treats Retina Diseases more than 42% of his peers

Dr. Ahuja treats this condition more than 42% of his peers

Eye Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahuja treats Eye Cancer more than 32% of his peers

Dr. Ahuja treats this condition more than 32% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer

Dr. Ahuja's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Headache
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pterygium
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

About Me

Dr. 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, ma...

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
University Of Maryland, Baltimore MD For Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Moorfields Eye Hospital In London For Medical Retina
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Kresge Eye Institute Of Wayne State University
Residency Hospital
1995
Illinois Masonic Med Center
Internship Hospital
1994
Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School
1990
Northwestern University In Philosophy and Neurobiology
Undergraduate School
2001
1999
1998
1995
1994
1990

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • English

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Excellent doctor. Very caring and professional.
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The BEST Ophthalmologist bar NONE. Pleasant demeanor, very patient, a great listener, he puts YOU FIRST. A very thorough physician. My first visit was for a “second opinion”; after this encounter I will come to him as my first choice with any concerns regarding my vision. This was a VERY pleasant learning experience, which I have not received from other Ophthalmologist. I will be referring family members to THIS excellent physician! He is also in my insurance network, & I’m from out of state.
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I had an great visit with Dr. Ahuja. I trust his level of competence. He explained things so I could understand. It was clear to me that he cares a lot for his patients. The office was very nice. I will continue to get my care with him.
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If it wasn't for Dr. Ahuja I wouldn't be able to see my family, friends and puppies. Dr Ahuja is a great doctor a great person. He is so patient with people and goes out of his way to help you, I would recommend Dr. Ahuja to all my family and friends and anyone that needs a eye doctor.
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I have a lot of confidence In Dr. Ahuja. He has been taking care of my eye condition for the past 4 years. In one word, he is great. On my first visit, he examined my eyes very thoroughly and explained everything to our satisfaction. He has a wonderful bedside manner. His staff is also very polite and scheduling was straightforward. The office is very clean and modern, and I rarely wait more than 15 minutes to be seen.
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: 8:30am - 2:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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