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Dr. Richard Alan Watson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5202 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. R. Watson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Saint Joseph, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watson include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Watson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Nelson R Sabates, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Nelson Sabates' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sabates include cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Research Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Sabates's training includes a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Sabates average 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sabates takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Abraham Poulose's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Poulose accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Mercy Hospital, Research Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Michael A Cassell, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Michael Cassell is a retina specialist. Dr. Cassell has a special interest in 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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency.

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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
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Komal Desai is an ophthalmologist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and eye cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Desai's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency 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. Dr. Desai's 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

Dr. Timothy Andrew Walline, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Walline's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. 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). Dr. Walline takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. James A Murphy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5202 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. James Murphy's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Murphy attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Murphy is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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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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