Rashmi Kapur MD

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 has various scientific publications to her credit. 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.

Dr.Kapur has been practicing as a full-time Retina Specialist in the Elgin area for over 6 years and has tremendous experience with treating a variety of retinal pathologies.

  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Foundation Fellow Award (2009)

  • Illinois Society for Prevention of Blindness Scientific Research Award (2009)

  • Heed Foundation Residents Retreat (2007)

  • Midwest Eye-Banks Scientific Research Award (2004)

  • National Eye Institute/ ARVO Travel Award (2004)

  • Gold Medal Award/Valedictorian Meerut University (2003)

  • Award for Academic Excellence by STARS Program at Loyola University (1996)
Academic/Professional Societies
  1. Hartsell WF, Kapur R, Hartsell SO, Sweeney P, Lopes C, Duggal A, Cohen J, Chang J, Polasani RS, Dunn M, Pankuch M.Feasibility of Proton Beam Therapy for Ocular Melanoma Using a Novel 3D Treatment Planning Technique. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 May 1;95(1):353-9.

  2. Flatter JA, Cooper RF, Dubow MJ, Pinhas A, Singh RS, Kapur R, Shah N, Walsh RD, Hong SH, Weinberg DV, Stepien KE, Wirostko WJ, Robison S, Dubra A, Rosen RB, Connor TB Jr, Carroll J. Outer retinal structure after closed-globe blunt ocular trauma. Retina. 2014 Oct;34(10):2133-46

  3. Hu J, Blair MP, Shapiro MJ, Lichtenstein SJ, Galasso JM, Kapur R. Reactivation of retinopathy of prematurity after bevacizumab injection. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Apr 9. 2012 Aug;130(8):1000-6. Erratum in: Arch Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb;131(2):212.

  4. Passman RS, Bennett CL, Purpura JM, Kapur R, et al. Amiodarone-associated optic neuropathy: a critical review. Am J Med. 2012 May;125(5):447-53.

  5. Sepahdari AR, Kapur R, Aakalu VK, Villablanca JP, Mafee MF. Diffusion-weighted imaging of malignant ocular masses: initial results and directions for further study. AJNR. 2012 Feb;33(2):314-9.

  6. Shah M, Kapur R, Raja S, Blair MP. Transconjunctival 20-gauge vitrectomy outcomes. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Jul-Aug;42(4):278-83.

  7. Kapur R, Birnbaum AD, Goldstein DA, et al. Silicone oil injection for hypotony associated with uveitis. Retina. 2010 Jan;30(1):140-5.

  8. Kapur R, Aakalu VK, August CZ, Weiss RA. Mucormycosis Infection of the Lacrimal Sac. OPRS. 2009:25(6):494-6.

  9. Vasudev D, Blair MP, Galasso J, Kapur R, Vajaranant T. Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Neovascular Glaucoma. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2009:25(5):453-458.

  10. Walia S, Fishman GA, Kapur R. Flecked-retina syndromes. Ophthalmic Genet. 2009;30(2):69-75.

  11. Aakalu VK, Sepahdari AR, Kapur R, Setabutr P, Putterman AM, Mafee MF. Allergic Fungal Sinusitis Induced Visual Loss and Optic Neuropathy. Neuro-Ophthalmology. 33(6), 327–332, 2009.

  12. Chow CC, Kapur R, Wood M, Setabutr P, Tu EY. Septo-Optic Dysplasia with Bilateral Congenital Corneal Anesthesia. J AAPOS. 2009 Oct;13(5):494-5.

  13. Sepahdari AR, Aakalu VK, Kapur R, Michals E, et al. MRI of orbital cellulitis and orbital abscess: the role of DWI. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2009 Sep;193(3):W244-50.

  14. Kapur R, Pulido JS, Abraham JL, Sharma M, Buerk B, Edward DP. Histologic findings following surgical excision of optic nerve head drusen. Retina. 2008;28(1):143-6.

  15. Kapur R, Sepahdari AR, Mafee MF, Putterman AM, et al. MRI of orbital inflammatory syndrome, orbital cellulitis, and orbital lymphoid lesions: the role of DWI. AJNR. 2008;30:64-70.

  16. Kapur R, Tu EY, Toyran S, Shah P, Vangveeravong S, Lloyd WC 3rd, Edward DP. Corneal pathology in microphthalmia with linear skin defects syndrome. Cornea. 2008;27:734-8.

  17. Kapur R, Putterman AM, Setabutr P, Roberson D. An alternative approach to managing electrocautery smoke particles during oculofacial plastic procedures. OPRS. 2008;24:248-9.

  18. Lee JA, Osmanovic S, Viana MA, Kapur R, Meghpara B, Edward DP. Objective Measurement of Periocular Pigmentation. Photodermatol, Photoimmunol & Photomed. 2008;24(6):285-90.

  19. Kapur R, Sugar J, Edward DP. Deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty: histopathology of complications in initial cases. Cornea. 2006;25(7):851-854.

  20. Kapur R, Tu EY, Pendland SL, Fiscella RG, Sugar J. The effect of temperature on the antimicrobial activity in Optisol-GS. Cornea. 2006; 25(3):319-324.

  21. Kapur R, Osmanovic S, Toyran S, Edward DP. Bimatoprost-induced periocular skin hyperpigmentation: histopathological study. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2005;123(11):1541-6.

  22. Kapur R, Sugar J, Edward DP. Conjunctival mucoepidermoid carcinoma: clear cell variant. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Sep;123(9):1265-8.

  23. Kapur R, Mafee MF, Lamba R, Edward DP. Orbital Schwannoma and Neurofibroma: role of imaging. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2005 Feb;15(1):159-74. 

  24. Vajaranant T, Mafee MF, Kapur R, et al. Medulloepithelioma of the ciliary body and optic nerve: clinicopathologic, CT, and MRI features. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2005 Feb;15(1):69-83.  

  25. Kapur R, Sugar J. Descemet’s membrane detachment following cataract surgery. Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update. 2004;5(5):223-9.

  1. Sugar J, Kapur R. Corneal Edema (Bullous Keratopathy, Epithelial Edema, Stromal Edema). In: Fraunfelder T, Roy FH, editors. Current Ocular Therapy. 6th Edition. Philadelphia, PA. WB Saunders; 2007.

  2. Chhabra MS, Kapur R, Kirk K. Ophthalmological issues. In: McFee R, Leikin J, editors. Toxico-terrorism: Emergency Response and Clinical Approach to Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Agents 1st Ed New York, McGraw-Hill; 2007. p.79-82.

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