Clinical InterestsEye Exams & Routine Eye CareRefractive Eye SurgeryCataracts and Cataract SurgeryDiabetic Eye CareUveitisDry EyeCommon Eye ProblemsFemto Laser Assisted Cataract SurgeryAstigmatism, Myopia and PresbyopiaRefractive Lens Exchange
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Dr. Kashyap Kansupada is an Ophthalmologist specializing in Refractive Lens Implant Surgeries to correct cataracts, presbyopia, and astigmatism using the Femto-laser when appropriate. Dr. Kansupada is fellowship trained in the management of complex, sight-threatening eye inflammations and infections, called uveitis. Dr. Kansupada also provides comprehensive adult eye care in Belmont, NC and Huntersville, NC, and surgical services conveniently at Southpark, Huntersville, and Kings Mountain. In his spare time, Dr. Kansupada enjoys playing tennis, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.
Dr. Kansupada practices in the following offices:
Belmont (400 Park Street, Belmont, NC)
Huntersville (10305 Hamptons Park Drive, Suite 201, Huntersville, NC)
Education & Fellowship
University of Akron, Summa Cum Laude
Akron General Hospital
Ophthalmology, Penn State University Medical Center
Ocular inflammation and infections, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Associations & Memberships
Board Certified by:
- American Board of Ophthalmology
- American College of Surgeons, Fellow
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Uveitis Society
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Symfony and Symfony Toric Intraocular Lenses: new lenses for cataract surgery that take advantage of a new design using different curvatures of the implant to provide seamless distance-to-intermediate vision, called Extended Depth of Focus. They have been documented to have significantly fewer halos, rings and glare than other extended-range-of-vision implants.
iStent Inject: A new implant for cataract patients with mild to moderate glaucoma.
Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery: Femto Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery, or FLACS, replaces many of the steps during cataract surgery that require a blade and softens the cataract, allowing for an easier and smoother removal. In addition, the laser corrects mild astigmatism by relaxing the cornea at a precise depth, length, and orientation in a more precise and effective manner compared to manual, hand-made incisions. It can also improve the quality of vision by reducing some visual aberrations, it expands the visual range of astigmatism-correcting lens implants, and it may enhance the quality and range of near vision in extended range lens implants.
BlephEx is an in-office procedure for removing excess bacteria and cleaning eyelid margins. The treatment takes only a few minutes to perform and can eliminate chronic and irritating symptoms associated with dry eye and blepharitis.
Best Doctors, 2011-2014
Dr. Kansupada has given continuing education talks including:
"Dysphotopsias Post Lens Implant Surgery"
"Surgical Solutions for Presbyopia"
"String of Pearls: Managing Cataract PO Complications"
"Surgically Dialing in Astigmatism"
"FLACS Comes of Age"
- William W.
Park DW, Folk JC, Whitcup SM, Polk TD, Kansupada K, Fountain C, Brown J, Nussenblatt RB. Phakic Patients with Cystoid Macular Edema, Retinal Periphlebitis, and Vitreous Inflammation. Arch Ophthalmol. 1998 Aug;116(8):1025-9.
Kansupada KB, Sassani JW. Sushruta: The Father of Indian Surgery and Ophthalmology. Doc Ophthalmol. 1997;93(1-2):159-67.
Kashyap B. Kansupada & Scott M. Whitcup Intermediate Uveitis Seminars in Ophthalmology. Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 25-37. 1996
Kansupada KB, Whitcup SM. Intermediate Uveitis. In press, Seminars in Ophthalmology. 1995
Kansupada KB, Sassani JW, Gardner TW, Green WR, Blankenship GW. Histopathology of Silicone Oil Treated CMV-related Retinal Detachments. Invest Ophthal Vis Sci Vol. 34(4): p. 1108; In preparation, Retina 1995.
Schwam B, Kalenak J, Kansupada K. Association Between Skin Color and Intraocular Pressure in African Americans. Invest Ophthal Vis Sci Vol. 34(4): p. 898; J Clin Epidemiol 48(4): 491-6. 1994
Plotnik J, Kansupada K, Kalenak J. Use of MRA and Clinical Testing to Evaluate Diseases that Mimic Normal Tension Glaucoma. Invest Ophthal Vis Sci. Vol. 34(4): p. 1286. 1993
Chylack LT, Kansupada KB, Jakubicz G, et al. Objective Documentation of Nuclear Color with Fast Spectral Scanning Colorimeter. Invest Ophthal Vis Sci. Vol. 31(4): p. 352. 1990
Kansupada K, Beyer T. Combined Dermis-fat Grafting and Secondary Orbital Implantation in the Management of Anophthalmic Sockets. Presented at the Ohio Ophthalmological Society (1990), the Alpha Omega Alpha Symposium (1989), and the Annual Poster Day at NEOUCOM (1988). 1990
Beyer T, Kansupada K. Electrical Pacing of the Paralyzed Lid. Presented at the Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Conference in Utah. 1989