We found 9 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Silver near Independence, MO.

Dr. Nelson Raymond Sabates, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Nelson Sabates' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Sabates's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataracts. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sabates graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Laser Treatment, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Rohit Krishna, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4741 S. Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Rohit Krishna practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Krishna's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cole Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Krishna is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Komal B Desai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Komal Desai works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Desai's clinical interests encompass eye surgery and eye cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Desai attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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: Eye Surgery, Eye Cancer

Dr. Timothy Andrew Walline, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Walline specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Walline completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He 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 has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

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Dr. Michael A Cassell, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Michael Cassell's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, he is particularly interested in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Cassell performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4741 Cochise Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Stout's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Stout is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4741 S Cochise Drive; Discover Vision Centers
Independence, MO
 

Dr. John Taylor is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Independence, MO and Blue Springs, MO. Dr. Taylor attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Truman Medical Centers. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

Dr. Lucas D Thompson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex; One Arrowhead Drive
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lucas Thompson's area of specialization is family medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Thompson include strains, shoulder injury, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

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Dr. Karmel L Carothers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4721 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Karmel Carothers practices general internal medicine in Independence, MO. Patients gave Dr. Carothers an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: ear pain, immunotherapy, and dizziness. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carothers accepts. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Carothers trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, eye infection

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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.