Dr. David Lyon, MD

Dr. David Lyon, MD


Ophthalmology | Male | 59 years old

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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...Read more

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Patient Reviews (4)
Independence, MO |
This man is Wonderful. His Staff at the Independence Office location is the best there is. From his Front Desk Staff to the Optical department. This Group is top notch.
in Lee's Summit |
Dr Lyon is absolutely wonderful! He has been treating my daughter since kindergarten. He is incredibly calm, patient and thorough! I would highly recommend him to anyone needing sound ophthalmic advice!
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.
in Kansas City, MO |
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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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.

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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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Kansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Hypertropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis


  • 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

  • Undergraduate School
    Union College, Schenectady, NY

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics