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DAVID J. WESTRICH, MD, FACS

Dr. David Westrich, the founder of our practice, was the first full-time retinal surgeon in this area. In 1991 he founded Cape Retinal Surgery Center which solely treated conditions of the retina, vitreous, and macula (the back part of the eye). After expanding the practice to include the multi-specialty services offered today, the name was changed to Eye Care Specialists…read more

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D. SHAWN PARKER, MD, FACS

Dr. Shawn Parker was the first ophthalmologist to perform LASIK surgery in this area. He is a corneal and refractive specialist and treats conditions affecting the cornea (the front part of the eye) such as keratoconus, Fuchs’ disease, and glaucoma. He performs surgical procedures for corneal repairs and transplants, glaucoma, cataracts, and LASIK laser vision correction…read more

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BRAD STUCKENSCHNEIDER, MD, FACS

Dr. Brad Stuckenschneider, the director of our Poplar Bluff facility, joined Eye Care Specialists in May of 2003 to help expand the multiple services offered by our practice to the Poplar Bluff area. As a general ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon he provides surgical and non-surgical treatment of a wide range of eye diseases and conditions with a special interest in cataract surgery…read more

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TODD J. LUMSDEN, DO, FAOCO

Dr. Todd Lumsden moved to the Cape Girardeau area after completing a second residency at Metro Health Center in Erie, Penn. As a general ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, Dr. Lumsden provides evaluation and treatment for glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, retinal conditions, and medical treatment of other eye diseases and injuries. In addition, as a premiere cataract surgeon in the area, Dr. Lumsden offers state of the art surgical techniques for cataract surgery with premium lens implants for presbyopia…read more

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JOHN R. KINDER, MD, FACS

Dr. John Kinder, a Cape Girardeau native, returned to this area after completing his internship at Methodist Hospitals of Memphis and residency at the University of Iowa. As a general ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, Dr. Kinder has been performing surgery and treating eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and retinal conditions for over 18 years. He is one of the leading cataract surgeons in this area and implants the advanced lifestyle cataract lenses for correction of presbyopia and astigmatism…read more

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RICHARD L. KIES, MD, FACS

Dr. Richard Kies was the first ophthalmologist in this area to offer the PRK refractive procedure. He joined Eye Consultants, Inc. in 2008 after managing his own practice for 26 years, and subsequently joined Eye Care Specialists in 2018. Dr. Kies has extensive experience with cataract surgery and offers premium lens implants…read more

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TATYANA I. METELITSINA, MD

Dr. Tatyana Metelitsina is a vitreo-retinal specialist performing surgical and non-surgical treatment of retinal conditions such as AMD, diabetic eye disease, and retinal tears or detachment. Dr. Metelitsina developed a special interest in Ocular Choroidal Blood Flow in AMD through her research as a postdoctoral fellow at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania…read more

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T. KIM KRUMMENACHER, MD

Dr. Kim Krummenacher travels from St. Louis to our Cape Girardeau Doctors’ Park office to help fulfill the extensive need for vitreo-retinal services in this area. Dr. Krummenacher treats conditions affecting the retina, vitreous, and macula (the back of the eye) such as diabetic eye disease, retinal vein occlusion, and age-related macular degeneration…read more

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BYRON A. SANTOS, MD

Dr. Byron Santos specializes in ocular plastics. He travels to our Cape Girardeau Doctors’ Park location from St. Louis to help satisfy the need for ocular plastics in this area. Dr. Santos performs eyelid surgery such as functional and cosmetic blepharoplasty, ptosis, and blocked tear ducts. He also offers laser resurfacing, and functional and cosmetic Botox injections…read more

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MICHAEL J. KATICH, OD

Dr. Michael Katich has been offering low vision enhancement, rehabilitation services, and low vision devices for our patients since 1992. Dr. Katich assists patients with vision loss due to conditions such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic eye disease helping them maximize their remaining vision…read more

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KNOW YOUR EYE CARE PROFESSIONAL

Ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians each play an important role in providing eye care. However, the levels of training and expertise are quite different for each type of provider. Which eye care professional should you see?…read more

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MICHAEL J. KATICH, OD

Dr. Michael Katich has been offering low vision enhancement, rehabilitation services, and low vision devices for our patients since 1992. Dr. Katich assists patients with vision loss due to conditions such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic eye disease helping them maximize their remaining vision…read more

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KNOW YOUR EYE CARE PROFESSIONAL

Ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians each play an important role in providing eye care. However, the levels of training and expertise are quite different for each type of provider. Which eye care professional should you see?…read more

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