Dr. David Lyon, MD

Dr. David Lyon, MD

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Age 60
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Dr. David Lyon, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Independence, MO and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

4741 S Arrowhead Dr

Independence, MO 64055

Contact Information

Insurance 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
  • 21 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lyon performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Blind Hypotensive Eye
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chalazion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Lyon's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Lyon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lyon "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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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
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2  Procedures

  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Union College, Schenectady, NY
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • St Josephs Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of Wisconsin Madison
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lyon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lyon's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lyon to family and friends
17 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Lyon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Dr. Lyon is the consummate professional who is respected by his peers and loved by his patients. He did a revision procedure for me and his work is perfection. He is truly an artist. So glad I found him.
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Outstanding ophthalmologist, takes time to examine the eyes thoroughly, asks questions about eyes, provide answers to the questions, caring professional. Des Goyal
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Look no further. Dr. Lyon is the best.
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Dr. Lyon eased my concerns by answering all questions I had and carefully explaining the procedure to correct my vision.
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I have been seeing Dr. Lyon since 2014 when cancer caused me to develop Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. He is exceptional! He has excellent medical skills, is compassionate, caring and always follows through on what he says he will do. I have been in the medical field and I highly recommend him to anyone in...more
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