A retina specialist is a medical doctor trained as an ophthalmologist, who has then completed fellowship training in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina.

Many eye diseases that cause vision loss involve the retina. Localized eye disorders, and systemic diseases like diabetes and hypertension can affect the retina. A retina specialist discovers where and how the retina is being affected (diagnosis), and creates an effective treatment plan (management).

About Your Retina Specialist

Dr.Kapur has been practicing as a full-time Retina Specialist in the Elgin area since 2011 and has tremendous experience with treating a variety of retinal pathologies.

Dr.Kapur received her medical degree from Santosh Medical College (Meerut University), completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois - Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary in Chicago, IL, and her fellowship in vitreo-retinal medicine & surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology,  and a member of several academic and professional societies.


Dr. Kapur's work and research can be found published in her credit in various works. Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular disease, uveitis, ocular oncology, etc. Dr.Kapur is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Rashmi Kapur

What Your Retina Specialist Looks At: 

The Retina 

The retina is the delicate innermost layer of the eyeball which is sensitive to light. Structurally, the retina is a complex tissue consisting of several microscopic cell layers. It converts visual inputs into nerve signals and transmits them to the brain via the optic nerve. The retina is therefore vital to image perception.

The Macula

The macula is important for sharpness perception. We need our macula to read fine print and thread a needle. The leading cause of blindness in the U.S., age-related macular degeneration, causes damage to the macula. The peripheral retina is used for peripheral vision which is critical for many activities such as driving and playing sports.