Serving patients seeking cataract surgery in Kansas City and the surrounding area
The Discover Vision Centers team has nearly 45 years of experience helping patients in the greater Kansas City area restore crisp, clear vision after cataracts. The board-certified and fellowship-trained cataract surgeons at Discover Vision Centers have performed thousands of cataract surgeries. They continuously stay at the forefront of advances in technology in order to provide personalized care and deliver excellent visual outcomes.
Discover Vision Centers offers both standard cataract surgery and advanced options, all of which involve removing the cataract-diseased lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. The vision practice offers the latest advanced intraocular lenses to satisfy a variety of visual needs. These include Toric lenses to treat astigmatism and multifocal lenses to restore vision at distances near, far and in between.
Discover Vision Centers is a leader in Full Focus® Vision Correction, which involves the placement of an auto-focusing, intraocular lens to restore clear vision at multiple distances. Full Focus® Vision Correction is especially helpful for cataract patients who struggle to see up close due to the effects of presbyopia, which causes the eye’s natural lens to lose its flexibility and ability to automatically change focus between different ranges of vision. The replacement lens allows the eye to automatically focus again, restoring clear vision at all distances and possibly eliminating the need for reading glasses.
In addition to cataract surgery, the eye surgeons at Discover Vision Centers have performed thousands of LASIK procedures and are at the forefront of advances in laser vision correction, including SMILE. They also provide diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration, retina and other eye diseases.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of Discover Vision Centers’ experienced cataract surgeons, contact Discover Vision Centers at (816) 478-1230.
More about Cataract Surgery with Discover Vision Centers
Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery today and one of the most successful. Prior to surgery, the eyes are numbed with eye drops to enhance patient comfort. Next, a tiny incision in the eye is made to allow access to the eye’s natural lens. Using ultrasonic energy, the lens is fragmented into pieces and removed using gentle suction. An artificial lens is inserted through the incision and properly positioned. Patients will work closely with the team at Discover Vision Centers to choose an artificial lens that matches their lifestyle and specific visual needs. Depending on the specific technique, the surgeon may close the incision with a small stitch or the incision may heal on its own. Recovery is minimal and most patients see visual improvement the day after surgery.
More about the Cataract Surgeons at Discover Vision Centers
John Doane, MD, FACS, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in ophthalmology. He is fellowship-trained in cornea, refractive and anterior segment surgery. An internationally renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Doane has participated in numerous FDA and other clinical studies involving the latest advancements for laser vision correction and presbyopia-correcting IOLs. He has been voted among the top 1% of refractive surgeons and is a multi-year Castle Connolly award recipient. In 2012, Dr. Doane was honored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology with the Senior Achievement Award, which recognizes career contributions made to the Academy, its scientific and educational programs, and to the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Doane is a former President of The American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery.
David M Amsterdam, MD, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and completed his ophthalmology residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to cataract surgery, Dr. Amsterdam specializes in oculoplastic surgery and glaucoma. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an active member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.
Tyler F. Brundige, MD, received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Missouri and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri’s Mason Eye Institute. Dr. Brundige specializes in no-stitch cataract surgery, the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, and the management of diabetic and other systemic eye diseases. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the Missouri State Medical Association.
Doug O. Dehning, MD, earned his Doctor of Medicine from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. Dr. Dehning also completed a retinal fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Center. He specializes in no-stitch cataract surgery and the treatment and management of retina/vitreous diseases, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Dr. Dehning has been with Discover Vision Centers for over 20 years. Throughout his career he has participated in numerous mission trips to the Domincan Republic, Belize, Nigeria and other countries. In 2008, Dr. Dehning was a nominee for the Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In 1996 he was a recipient of the Outstanding Physician Award from the Philippine Medical Society of Greater Kansas City.
Nathan C. Hamaker, MD, received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Missouri. Dr. Hamaker’s specialties include no-stitch cataract surgery, LASIK / PRK, glaucoma treatment, management of diabetic eye disease, and pediatric eye care. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Surgery and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Hamaker has presented research papers at international eye care meetings and is an active volunteer in community organizations.
Randy Jackson, MD, FACS, received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia and competed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed a one-year LASIK and anterior segment fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. John Doane. Dr. Jackson is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has co-authored several book chapters in refractive surgery and presented his research at national ophthalmology meetings.
Andrew Jefferson, MD, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nebraska. He completed an internship in internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital and a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Kansas’ Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Jefferson also holds a Master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Kansas, where he is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and currently serves as the Director of Cataract and Implant Surgery at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.
John McCann, MD, PhD, received his medical degree and doctorate degree from the University of Iowa. Dr. McCann is a renowned ophthalmic and cosmetic surgeon, having performed more than 25,000 procedures over the course of his 20-year-plus career. He has the distinction of being one of the few doctors in the country certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery to train other doctors. Today, Dr. McCann is the Medical Director of Discover Facial Appearances, a new division of Discover Vision Centers at the Leawood facility.
Ajay Singh, MD, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Jagadgura Jaideva Murgrajendra (JJM) Medical College in Kamataka, India. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, CT and ophthalmology residency at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. A triple-fellowship trained surgeon, Dr. Singh specializes in cataract surgery, retina surgery, vitreoretinal diseases, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and uveitis. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists and the Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.
Stephen Stechschulte, MD, FACS, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed a three-year ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed a two-year fellowship in cornea, external diseases and refractive surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stechschulte specializes in corneal, cataract and refractive surgeries.
Jonathan Tovey, MD, received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine. He was then awarded a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship in corneal gene therapy research at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Here, he also completed an internship in internal medicine and an ophthalmology residency. Dr. Tovey is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He specializes in cataract surgery, diabetic eye care, and treatment of glaucoma and macular degeneration.