We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Silver near Independence, MO.

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Dr. Nelson R. Sabates M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.5 stars (4 ratings)
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Nelson Sabates' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataracts. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sabates takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Sabates has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sabates's hospital/clinic affiliations include Research Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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All Interests: Cataracts

Dr. Komal B. Desai M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 2.87 stars (2 ratings)
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Komal Desai's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Desai's areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and eye cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Desai's medical residency was performed 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 the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , eye cancer

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Cancer

Michael A. Cassell M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Michael Cassell works as a retina specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Cassell attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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Dr. Timothy A. Walline M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Walline works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Walline obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of 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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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Karmel Carothers, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.69 stars (1379 ratings)
4721 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 200
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Karmel Carothers is a physician who specializes in general practice and general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: ear pain, primary care, and immunotherapy. Dr. Carothers's hospital/clinic affiliations include Menorah Medical Center and Centerpoint Medical Center. 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. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and 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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