We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Prairie Village, KS.

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Dr. Billi S Wallace, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4321 Washington; Suite 2100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Billi Wallace is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Wallace has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO).

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus

All Interests: Strabismus

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

Dr. Komal Desai works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Desai attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. Her areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , eye cancer

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Cancer

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

Dr. Timothy Walline practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Walline is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Walline has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Matthew Conrad Sniegowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
11261 Nall Avenue
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Matthew Sniegowski works as an oculoplastic surgeon in Leawood, KS. Dr. Sniegowski's areas of expertise include the following: dysport injection, TCA peel, and eyelid retraction repair. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Mercy Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Sniegowski attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
11261 Nall Avenue
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Ryan Vincent is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Leawood, KS. His clinical interests include glaucoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vincent is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is professionally affiliated with Research Medical Center (Kansas City, MO).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Matthew Twardowski's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Twardowski's areas of expertise include the following: glasses, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is 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.
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