Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute in the News: Helping the World to See in HD
In the News:
Congrats to Dr. Maloney, who was selected to the 2018 Southern California Super Doctors List, his 11th year in a row.Read more
Renowned cornea, cataract and refractive laser surgeon, Dr. Neda Shamie, is joining the team.Read more
THANK YOU to the readers of The Daily Breeze for voting Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute South Bay’s FAVORITE LASIK CENTER!Read more
Tommy Milone, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, came to Dr. Robert Maloney of the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute for LASIK to give him excellent eye sight.Read more about Tommy's experience
The KAMRA Inlay can restore the natural range of vision for patients 45 and older who are seeking freedom from reading glasses. Dr. Maloney was principal investigator for the FDA trials.Learn more about the KAMRA Inlay
For the last four seasons, Dr. Robert Maloney and staff traveled to Glendale, AZ to perform Vision Screenings on over 100 players for the Los Angeles Dodgers.Behind the scenes in the clubhouse
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There's more than one reason to choose the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute:
The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute has had many years of clinical experience correcting the vision of thousands of patients using a variety of techniques, including LASIK, and have performed over 60,000 vision correction procedures. The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute also specializes in the management of complications, and consults with patients who are unhappy with their previous LASIK and Cataract procedures performed elsewhere.Learn More »
In a nationwide survey of eye surgeons, Dr. Maloney was voted one of America's Top Ten Vision Correction Specialists. He was the recipient of the 2001 Distinguished Lans Award, an honor bestowed upon one surgeon worldwide who has made innovative contributions to the field of vision correction surgery. He and The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute has been the eye surgeon of choice for more than 100 eye doctors and their families.Learn More »
Your eyes are just as unique as your fingerprints, and the right correction procedure for them will be just as unique. Because they are leading researchers in the field, The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute is able to offer you vision correction options other than LASIK in Los Angeles at his office. The Doctors at The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute will personalize your vision care with the technique that is best suited for your eyes. If you're not a good candidate for a given procedure, they will tell you.Learn More »
Are you ready to trade in your Glasses and Contact Lenses? LASIK could be your answer.
Searching for your glasses on your nightstand or fumbling with contact lenses and bottles of lens solution, does this sound familiar? For many Americans it does. LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) and other vision correction procedures have allowed millions of patients in the U.S. to have better vision while reducing their dependence on the need for glasses or contacts.
Meet Los Angeles LASIK Surgeons at The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute
Dr. Robert K. Maloney and the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute team have led the vision correction surgery revolution for more than two decades. As the first ophthalmic surgeon to perform LASIK in the western United States as part of the original FDA trial, Dr. Maloney brought LASIK to Los Angeles patients and is passionate about giving his patients great vision.
Dr. Maloney is a LASIK surgery specialist. He has trained more than 1,000 eye surgeons in the use of the excimer laser and has personally performed more than 60,000 vision-correction surgeries, including tens of thousands of LASIK procedures at his Los Angeles office.
Are you a candidate for LASIK?
If you are thinking about having LASIK surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Maloney and his team invite you to explore your vision correction options at Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute. During your evaluation, you will undergo several tests including measuring your degree of nearsightedness, (myopia) where objects up close are clear but objects further away are blurry, farsightedness (hyperopia) where objects at a distance are clear but your close vision is blurry, or astigmatism, where your overall vision is blurry.
Determining if you are a good candidate for LASIK depends on these several vision tests and a careful evaluation of the health of your eyes. Once the team knows if you are a good candidate for vision correction surgery, they can begin to educate you on the different LASIK procedures at the Los Angeles offices of Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute, from traditional LASIK to All-Laser LASIK. For patients that aren’t good candidates for LASIK, PRK or Implantable Contact Lenses may be excellent options.
Dr. Maloney and Dr. Shamie have dedicated their careers to giving patients their best possible vision. As leaders in vision correction research, the Doctors at The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute often participate in FDA clinical trials on the latest and most promising vision correction solutions. Schedule a consultation today to see if you are a candidate for Los Angeles LASIK.
Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute is now offering a revolutionary technology—Laser Cataract Surgery—the most advanced, precise and gentle method of lens surgery. Laser Cataract Surgery uses the femtosecond laser to do many of the steps currently performed by hand. It is bladeless, all computer controlled and programmed by expert Los Angeles Cataract Surgeons.
Cataracts, clouding of the natural lens of the eye, are the leading cause of vision loss in adults age 55 and older, and the leading cause of blindness worldwide, according to the National Institutes of Health. During non-laser cataract surgery, the patient’s natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens implant using traditional surgical implements and blades. Laser Cataract Surgery allows Dr. Maloney and Dr. Shamie to perform the cataract surgery without blades of any kind. The Doctors at The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute are pioneers in the field of eye surgery and are widely recognized as providing the best cataract surgery Los Angeles has to offer.Learn More About Laser Cataract Surgery »
The Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) is an excellent option for many patients with moderate to severe nearsightedness who are either seeking an alternative to LASIK or may not be an ideal candidates for laser vision correction. Dr. Maloney and Dr. Shamie, pioneers in the latest eye surgery techniques, are experts in ICL surgery, Dr. Maloney having performed the procedure since 1997, including the original FDA trials. It's a tiny, biocompatible contact lens permanently placed behind the iris that provides excellent quality of vision.
The surgery takes about 7 ½ minutes, and when it is done you will see clearly, without the need for glasses or contacts. You won't see or feel the ICL once it is placed—in fact, only an eye doctor will be able to find it, and then only if he knows where to look. The Doctors at The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute have years of expertise in performing this surgery and the procedure is particularly valuable to patients who have some astigmatism in addition to nearsightedness. For these patients, Dr. Maloney and Dr. Shamie can combine LASIK with an ICL to get the best results.Learn More About Implantable Contact Lenses »
LASIK (which stands for Laser-Assisted in SItu Keratomileusis) is micro-surgery, performed by a surgeon with a laser, which reshapes the cornea and thus changes the patient’s vision. Correctly performed, LASIK eye surgery can correct the most common forms of vision impairment—myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness) and astigmatism.
During LASIK surgery, a thin layer of tissue is folded back from the surface of the cornea. After the laser reshapes the cornea, the tissue is folded back into place, where it bonds quickly. At the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute, the entire LASIK procedure is performed using state-of-the-art surgical lasers, so there are no scalpels, stitches or needles. The time in surgery is 3 to 5 minutes per eye. Healing for most patients is so fast that vision improves within hours of the procedure, and many patients return to work the next day. If you are considering LASIK Eye Surgery, don't you owe it to yourself to receive the best LASIK Los Angeles has to offer?Learn More About LASIK »