We found 5 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum near Prairie Village, KS.

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Dr. John E Sutphin Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7400 State Line Road; Suite 100
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. John Sutphin sees patients in Prairie Village, KS. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sutphin include vision problems, uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Sutphin performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Sutphin has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Anterior Segment Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Miranda Nabil Bishara, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7400 State Line Road; Suite 100
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Miranda Bishara practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bishara include eye injuries, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Dr. Bishara is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Bishara attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Bishara's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Aaron R Florkowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
23351 Pr Star Parkway; Suite A275
Lenexa, KS
 

Dr. Aaron Florkowski is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Olathe Health. Dr. Florkowski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at Truman Medical Centers for residency.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
11005 W 60th Street; Suite 210
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Robert Thompson specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Shawnee Mission, KS and Leavenworth, KS. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Menorah Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Thompson attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Timothy Walline is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Walline focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Walline is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.
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