Seema Capoor, MD, FRCOphth

4.66 out of 5

Conditions

  • Cornea and External Disease
  • Corneal diseases
  • Cataracts - routine and complicated
  • Complicated anterior segment reconstruction
  • Basic eye problems

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cataract surgeries - routine and complicated
  • Corneal transplants
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Anterior segment reconstructions

About

I arrived in the United States in 1994, having studied medicine and started training in ophthalmology in England. My University of Kentucky ophthalmic research years and residency training consolidated my ophthalmic knowledge. I was invited back to my alma mater after a year of fellowship training in Boston in cornea and external diseases.

My time at the University of Kentucky has been very rewarding in my role as a provider for the people of Kentucky and teacher for our residents. It was an honor to be Residency Program Director from 2006-2016 and chief of the VAMC Ophthalmology Service from 2002-2015.

I am now excited to have joined the University of Kentucky GO Program to extend my services internationally.

Personal Statment

I was drawn to medicine from a very young age for the impact a doctor can have on the life of their patient and so pursued that single mindedly. Being an eye surgeon came from watching the profound impact cataract surgery can have on the life of an individual.

I believe people should be well informed about their problems so they can be involved in their treatment. I go out of my way to explain patients' conditions and choices they have to them so they can make informed decisions about their management.

Outside of medicine I love learning about and from my residents, growing plants, experiencing different foods and cultures and, hence, travel.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Cornea and External Diseases Specialty

Training & Education

Degree

BSc(Hon) Anatomy, University College of London, London, England
MBBS, Charing Cross Westminster Medical School, London, England
MBBS, Imperial College, London, England
MD, Philadelphia, PA
FRCOphth, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, England

Residency

Senior House Officer in Ophthalmology, Sutton Eye Hospital, Sutton, Surrey, England
Senior House Officer in Ophthalmology, Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, England
Ophthalmology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

Fellowship

Cornea and External Diseases, TUFTS, Boston, Mass.

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Ophthalmology

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.66 out of 5
29 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr Capoor has always been great.

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    Excellent doctor, other clinicians, and overall practice

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    Dr Capoor is excellent! So knowledgeable. Cares about the patient's concerns. Answers all questions. Puts patient at ease concerning a future operation.

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    Dr Capoor was overbooked, but still took the necessary time to examine myself and my wife. She is a super ophthalmologist

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    I appreciate the care that I receive.
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      We love Dr. Capoor. She takes the time to engage with us both. She asks him about U of L and she makes him feel very comfortable. She complimented at length, as his eyes looked very healthy. This is the type of care that makes UKHC a star in the Commonwealth. .
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      Great experience
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      Dr Capoor has been a life saver. As a very independent person she gave me my sight back, which is truly amazing.
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      Staff and Physicians here are always very professional and compassionate. I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Capoor. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, listens and addresses all concerns, and is an artist in surgery.
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      I love Dr. Capoor and Dr. Fraser.
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      OVERALL, A VERY GOOD SESSION.
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      I felt well cared for. *Dr. Capoor is very patient - she includes me in decision making and helps me understand all recommendations. Not only would I recommend her - I have on several occasions.
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      Very responsive providers
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      Outstanding experience. Dr Capoor was very professional & informative
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      Dr Capoor is very professional and very knowledgeable.
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      My condition is stable for now. My treatment remains the same.
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      Dr Capoor found my problem and took care of it quickly. I did not have a bad experience at anytime during my visit to her office.
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      I have told several friends about *Dr. Capoor and how wonderful she is and I hope they are able to secure her for their eye problems.
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      *Dr. Capoor.
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      Dr Capoor is excellent!
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      Dr. Capoor ALWAYS the best!
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      All good.
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      Staff and clinicians are very knowledgeable, only concern I've had is the wait time to be seen - in past, has been 1+ hours beyond scheduled appointment time.
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      Seen by Dr. Capoor and Dr. Conklin, care was very good and Dr. Conklin made sure I understood surgery plan.
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      Dr. Capoor is wonderful
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      I feel that Dr. Capoor is thorough and takes very good care of my eyes. I will only switch providers when my insurance changes.
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      Dr. Capoor provided very good explanations of various choices I had to make, and was patient to answer all my questions.
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      As I said earlier, Dr. Capoor is excellent.
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      Dr Capoor is an outstanding physician