Dr. Richard Ahuja, MD

Dr. Richard Ahuja, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Richard Ahuja, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1994 and specializes in ophthalmology, ophthalmic surgery, and more.Read his story

840 W Irving Park Rd # 401

Chicago, IL 60613

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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more than 72% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
more than 67% of peers
Dry Eyes
more than 58% of peers

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Dr. Ahuja's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ahuja "Dr. Ahuja is a Chicago native. He received his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, his medical degree (M.D.) at Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois. He completed an Internal Medicine internship at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago and his residency in ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He then went on to complete two retinal disease fellowships, one in medical/ inherited/ and inflammatory diseases of the retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England and a surgical vitreo-retinal disease fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, MD. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is multilingual in English, Spanish and Hindi."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ahuja "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, macular degeneration, retinal disorders, macular puckers, macular holes, torn retinas, flashes and floaters, and uveitis at his offices in Chicago. Dr. Ahuja received his medical degree (M.D.)at Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois. He certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is multilingual in English, Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ahuja aims to treat his patients with the quality of care he himself expects."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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17  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ahuja has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ahuja's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ahuja to family and friends
7 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Ahuja's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent

Dr. Ahuja Says:

Thank you for your honest and open feedback. I always strive to provide the best care that I can and that I myself expect. Please feel free to contact me at my office with any concerns.


Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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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...more
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