Dr. David B. Lyon, MD

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Dr. David B. Lyon, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Sabates Eye Centers 4741 S Arrowhead Dr, Independence, MO 64055 Get Directions
(913) 261-2020

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Dr. David B. Lyon is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery and strabismus (eye...
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30 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HealthChoice
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • National Provider Network
  • Planvista
  • Preferred Health Professionals
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Pyramid Life
  • Sterling Life Insurance Company
  • The Great-West Life Assurance Company
  • Tricare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Dr. Lyon was very good with my young daughter that has a vision impairment. He took the time to insure she had a thorough eye exam and patiently explained more about her eye condition to me. All the while, he was warm, calm and reassuring.
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On September 24, 2015 - Dr. David Lyon was scheduled to do a ptosis surgery on my right eye. Had me wait 2 years to justify the surgery- finally agreeing to do it when I had a truck accident on the right (bad eye) side. I insisted I WANTED HIM - NOT ANY RESIDENT to do ANY part of my surgery having been am optician 30 years and needing excellent vision. Ptosis surgery was done to my LEFT eye per 2 other surgeons by Dr Sarah Dehabi and Dr Lyon who tried claim dictate error - Not responsibility
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

Dr. Lyon says..

Dr. Lyon's area of ophthalmology deals with diseases and abnormalities of the eyelids and face, the lacrimal (tear) system and the orbit (bony cavity surrounding the eye). He performs aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery as it relates to the eyes and surrounding facial structures on patients of all ages.

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  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics

Background Check

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    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    St Josephs Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Virginia

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Wisconsin Madison

    Completed in 1989

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Lyon says...

Dr. David B. Lyon is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery and strabismus (eye muscle disorders). He received his medical training at the SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, N.Y. After an internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, he completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. He received his fellowship training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.

In addition to his private practice with Sabates Eye Centers, Dr. Lyon serves as a professor of ophthalmology at UMKC School of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology. His faculty responsibilities include teaching ophthalmology residents in ophthalmic plastic surgery and conducting clinical research. He has authored numerous scientific papers, journal articles and textbook chapters on many aspects of his subspecialty.

Dr. Lyon is a scientific reviewer for several national publications. He has held numerous leadership positions within the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and serves on the board of directors for the Vision Research Center.

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Dr. Lyon says...

Dr. Lyon's area of ophthalmology deals with diseases and abnormalities of the eyelids and face, the lacrimal (tear) system and the orbit (bony cavity surrounding the eye). He performs aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery as it relates to the eyes and surrounding facial structures on patients of all ages.