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, cataract consultations only in Pineville, 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.

Education & Fellowship

University of Akron, Summa Cum Laude

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

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

Member of:
- American College of Surgeons, Fellow
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Uveitis Society
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Featured Procedures

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.

The LenSx Laser System


Best Doctors, 2011-2014

Community Involvement

Dr. Kansupada discusses the Symfony Intraocular Lens, a new lens for treating cataracts, on Charlotte Today.

Additionally, he said. "The Symfony takes advantage of novel extended-depth-of-focus technology to provide an extended range of clear vision and achromatic technology to provide true colors and improved night vision. Multifocal lens implants are clear near and far but not so clear in between. Symfony has a seamless range of clear vision from near to far so that everything is clear at almost any distance. The way Symfony manages color is also unique. Everyone is familiar with how a prism can break light into its component colors. The natural lens and all other lens implants do the same to some degree, which limits the quality of vision. Symfony essentially bends all these colors back together to bring more light into sharp focus. But Symfony may not be ideal for everyone. So, it’s important for patients to visit with their eye care professional and surgeon to customize implant choice based on their individual needs and lifestyle."


I got the femto-laser cataract surgery in June and August, in both eyes... I was extremely pleased with the outcome, and so was Dr. Kansupada.
    - William W.
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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

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