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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 practices corneal and external diseases in Prairie Village, KS. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutphin include vision problems, uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sutphin has received the following distinction: 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)

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

Dr. Robert Thompson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Thompson's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Thompson attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Thompson speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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 works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Walline include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Walline attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Walline's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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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 physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. Dr. Florkowski is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Florkowski attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Miranda Bishara's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include eye injuries, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Dr. Bishara is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Bishara speaks Arabic. Her 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)

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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.