Frederick Kapetansky

Frederick Kapetansky, MD

  • Ophthalmology

Appointments: (614) 293-8116

About Me

My ophthalmology practice includes expertise in all types of glaucoma and ocular (eye) hypertension. Increased eye pressure is a risk factor for developing glaucoma, which is a potentially blinding condition.

I work closely with patients to prevent vision loss from this or other eye diseases. Current advances include many non-invasive procedures that can help.

As a young physician, I completed my ophthalmology residency under the direction of the distinguished Dr. William Havener. He was the first full-time ophthalmologist at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. He was chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the young age of 35.

The late Dr. Havener's high standards still influence me and prevail here at his namesake, the Havener Eye Institute. His legacy as a compassionate physician, a skilled surgeon, an internationally known author and innovative leader are all part of our institute's great history.

It's a privilege to carry on those standards, alongside my expert colleagues at Ohio State. We are dedicated to providing outstanding care and service. From personalized office visits to skilled surgical procedures, our patients are in good hands.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Presenter, Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Coordinator, Grand Rounds for physicians, students and faculty

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Michigan Medical School


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
1/1/1958 - 1/1/1961


American Academy of Ophthalmology
1/1/1964 - 1/1/0001

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

My Department



157 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.9
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

Dr. Kapetansky has been my ophthalmologist for over 20 years! I have been driving from Cincinnati to Columbus 4x a year on average to receive his exceptional care for my glaucoma problem. I simply think that he is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

Everyone knows Dr. Kapetansky is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 06, 2018

Dr. Kapetansky is very caring & explains everything very well.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

Dr Kapy is an amazing doctor, he is kind-caring-highly intelligent and overall a wonderful human being!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017


Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017


Reviewed on Nov 13, 2017

Excellent, caring doctor who truly studies my medical file and gives examination his undivided attention.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2017

Dr. Kapetansky is kind, caring & thinks outside the box - He is a true treasure.

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2017

Very satisfied.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017

Excellent care for many years.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Kapetansky has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.