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Dr. Steven Silverstein, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Silverstein

Summit Eye Center

4240 Blue Ridge Blvd Ste 1000 Kansas City, MO 64133

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Dr. Steven Silverstein, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center and specializes in ophthalmology, endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism, and more.

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(816) 358-3600

Dr. Silverstein accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
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Dr. Silverstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diabetes Type 2
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Dr. Silverstein treats Diabetes Type 2 more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Silverstein treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Dr. Silverstein treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Silverstein treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Silverstein treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Silverstein treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Silverstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Kidney Disease
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

About Me

Silverstein Eye Centers is dedicated to delivering the highest quality medical care and surgical outcomes. The practice is designed to ensure patient comfort, warmth and privacy. The philosophy of the practice is based on total patient care.


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications


University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
Medical School
Kellogg Eye Center University Of Michigan
Fellowship Hospital
Tufts University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
Tufts University St Elizabeth's Hospital
Internship Hospital
Emory University
Undergraduate School


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What People Say About Dr. Steven Silverstein, MD
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Dr Silverstein encouraged me to have cataract surgery with premium lenses at an out of pocket cost to me of $6400 -over and above what Medicare and United Health Care paid him - saying I would no longer need glasses - after surgery I am near sighted - he advised he could correct with lasik surgery. I no longer trust him to do anything to my eyes & ask for half of my money to be refunded to me and his exact words were, "That isn't going to happen"
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My experience with Dr. Silverstein was very poor. He pushed to have cataract surgery done in order to charge for premium lenses. After a "complicated" surgery I am left with a chronic eye condition requiring regular visits to a retina specialist, daily eye drops to keep infection down, and eye injections to control possible retina damage. He is too much in a hurry to do a good job. Appointments are rushed with Dr. Silverstein being present about 3 minutes of the hours you spend in his office.
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A very compassionate doctor who seems to care and sympathize with your condition, the nurses are very kind and helpful too.
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