We found 9 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
4741 S Arrowhead Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Nelson Sabates' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sabates's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sabates include cataracts. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sabates's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Research Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is affiliated with Children's Mercy Hospital, Research Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Poulose graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He 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: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Michael Cassell is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Cassell attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

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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). Her areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and eye cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Desai graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Walline include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Walline completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Walline is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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. Douglas Dehning specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Independence, MO and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Dehning accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Dehning is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4741 Cochise Drive
Independence, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Stout is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Stout attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Taylor studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at Truman Medical Centers for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. Dr. Carothers graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Her areas of expertise include the following: ear pain, primary care, and immunotherapy. Patients rated Dr. Carothers highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her professional affiliations include Menorah Medical Center and Centerpoint Medical Center.

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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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