We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Independence, MO.

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Dr Nelson R Sabates MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO

Dr. Nelson Sabates' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sabates include cataracts. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sabates honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, 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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Relevant Interests: , Cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts

Dr Komal B Desai MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 2.87 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO

Dr. Komal Desai's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed 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's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Cancer

Michael A Cassell MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO

Dr. Michael Cassell is a retina specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Cassell's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. 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. Dr. Cassell honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Problems

All Interests: Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Vitreo ... (Read more)

Dr Timothy A Walline MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO

Dr. Timothy Walline's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Walline's hospital/clinic 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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). Dr. Walline has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Karmel Carothers MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (1379 ratings)
4721 S Cliff Avenue; Suite 200
Independence, MO

Dr. Karmel Carothers' areas of specialization are general practice, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Independence, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Carothers include ear pain, primary care, and immunotherapy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Carothers is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Carothers trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Eye Problems, Eye Infection

All Interests: Ear Pain, Primary Care, Immunotherapy, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, Women's Heart Disease, E ... (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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