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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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. Sabates speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Research Medical Center. He 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Sabates is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sabates accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Krishna's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Cole Eye Institute. Dr. Krishna has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Desai has a special interest in eye surgery and eye cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Walline performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Cassell's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Stout takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stout 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 ophthalmologist. Dr. Taylor graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at Truman Medical Centers for residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner. His clinical interests include strains, shoulder injury, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson's residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 A
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Karmel Carothers specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Independence, MO. Dr. Carothers is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include ear pain, immunotherapy, and dizziness. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carothers attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is professionally 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.