Dr. Richard Ahuja, MD

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Age 47
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Dr. Richard Ahuja, MD
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.

840 W Irving Park Rd # 401

Chicago, IL 60613

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Dr. Richard Ahuja, MD

Dr. Richard Ahuja, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of Illinois
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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Ahuja's Experience

Dr. Ahuja's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Blepharitis
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • 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


  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • 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
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)
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.

Dr. Ahuja's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Chicago, IL |
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.
in Chicago, IL |
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.
in Chicago, IL |
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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Hospitals where Dr. Ahuja has admitting privileges

Norwegian - American Hospital
1044 N Francisco Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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Saint Anthony Hospital
2875 W 19th St
Chicago, IL 60623
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Thorek Memorial Hospital
850 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613
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