We found 12 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). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass cataracts. Dr. Sabates takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sabates is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sabates 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: , 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Research Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poulose honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Poulose attended Emory University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Michael Cassell's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of clinical interest consist of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cassell accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency 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, vitreous problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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

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

Dr. Rohit Krishna's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Krishna's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Krishna is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cole Eye Institute. Dr. Krishna has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Desai's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye cancer. She 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. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Desai completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Cancer

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

Dr. Timothy Walline is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). 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). His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Walline is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

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

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

Dr. Doug Dehning specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Dehning's training includes a residency program at Truman Medical Centers. He is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4741 Cochise Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Stout works as a retina specialist. Dr. Stout takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
4741 S Cochise Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Ajay Singh is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Singh's areas of expertise include the following: uveitis, retinal detachment repair, and diabetic retinopathy. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at J.J.M. Medical College and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, vitreous problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Retinal Detachment Repair, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Retina Surgery, Vitreous ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Taylor's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Taylor performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Karmel Carothers specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Independence, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Carothers include ear pain, immunotherapy, and dizziness. Dr. Carothers is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Carothers is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carothers honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, eye infection

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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 specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include strains, shoulder injury, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Thompson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Men's Health Issues, Tendonitis, Musculoskeletal Pain, ... (Read more)

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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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