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

Dr. John Everett Sutphin Jr., MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
7400 State Line Road
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. John Sutphin is a Prairie Village, KS physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. His clinical interests include vision problems, uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sutphin attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Sutphin's 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)

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

Dr. Robert Thompson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Shawnee Mission, KS and Leavenworth, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thompson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Menorah Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Thompson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Aaron Florkowski is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Florkowski include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Florkowski accepts. Dr. Florkowski attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Miranda Bishara is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bishara's areas of expertise include the following: eye injuries, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Bishara speaks Arabic. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction 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.