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We found 9 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Independence, MO.

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

Dr. Nelson Sabates is a retina specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Sabates is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sabates's clinical interests include cataracts. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Research Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Sabates has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Sabates speaks Spanish.

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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Krishna's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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

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 medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of eye surgery and eye cancer. Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending 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) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Walline's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Walline attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. 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 physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Cassell 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). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Stout accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Stout attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Stout is 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Taylor honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a family practitioner. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: strains, shoulder injury, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson honors. 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, Geriatrics
4721 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Karmel Carothers' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carothers's clinical interests include ear pain, immunotherapy, and dizziness. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and 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.