We found 11 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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Sabates speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sabates include cataracts. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Sabates studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sabates has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Laser Treatment, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Abraham K Poulose, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Abraham Poulose is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. Dr. Poulose is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Poulose's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Rohit Krishna's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Cole Eye Institute's residency program. In his practice, Dr. Krishna focuses on glaucoma and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for 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. Dr. Krishna's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Komal Desai specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai takes. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Desai's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Cancer

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

Dr. Timothy Walline is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walline takes. Dr. Walline studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Walline trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

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

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

Dr. Michael Cassell is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Cassell has a special interest in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

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Dr. Douglas O Dehning, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4741 Cochise Drive; Discover Vision Centers
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Doug Dehning's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dehning is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at Truman Medical Centers for his residency. He is affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4741 Cochise Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Stout's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Stout obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. John Taylor is an ophthalmologist. Before completing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Taylor attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 works as a family medicine physician. His clinical interests include strains, shoulder injury, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Thompson is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program.

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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' medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Carothers is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include ear pain, immunotherapy, and dizziness. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Carothers 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.
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