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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Leawood, KS.

Dr. Billi Sue Wallace, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11261 Nall Avenue
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Billi Wallace is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wallace takes. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wallace trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Wallace's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Komal B Desai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3800 W 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Komal Desai's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of eye surgery and eye cancer. Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Desai completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , eye cancer

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Eye Cancer

Dr. Timothy Andrew Walline, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3800 W 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Walline works as an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Walline's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Walline attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Matthew J Twardowski
Specializes in Optometry
7400 State Line Road; Suite 100
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Matthew Twardowski's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Twardowski include glasses, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic retinopathy, dry eye syndrome

All Interests: Glasses, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Contact Lenses

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.