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Cataract Surgery

Dr. Robert Maloney believes that a well-informed patient is key to successful vision correction surgery. He wants to be sure that you fully understand what you can expect from your procedure you choose.

He wants to help you care for and preserve your eyesight in the best way possible. Here, you can find the information that you need to help you make informed choices about health care for your eyes.


Robert K. Maloney, MD, MA (Oxon), is an ophthalmologist and a cataract and LASIK specialist in Los Angeles, California, where he is one of the Directors of the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute. Dr. Maloney has personally performed more than 50,000 eye surgeries.

He specializes in providing optimum vision without glasses using laser and cataract surgery. He is a former Rhodes Scholar and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University; he completed his education at Oxford University and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Maloney is also Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at UCLA. He was voted by his peers as one of America's top ten vision-correction specialists in a nationwide survey conducted by Ophthalmology Times.

He is the recipient of the prestigious 2001 Distinguished Lans Award, given annually to one surgeon in the world for innovative contributions to the field of vision correction surgery. The American Academy of Ophthalmology awarded him the Senior Honor Award for contributions to the education of other eye surgeons and the Secretariat Award for contributions to the Academy. Dr. Maloney is also co-author of LASIK-A Guide to Laser Vision Correction, and he has published more than 100 articles, abstracts, and reports in professional journals and has delivered more than 200 invited lectures on five continents.

Dr. Maloney's research is focused on developing new surgical techniques, including the implantable contact lens and the light-adjustable lens implant for cataract surgery. He developed the "Maloney Method," a widely used way of calculating lens implant power for cataract surgery in patients with prior LASIK surgery. He has been a principal investigator for fifteen FDA clinical trials. Dr. Maloney has appeared frequently on television as the eye surgeon for the ABC hit series Extreme Makeover. He has been interviewed by the Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, NBC's Extra, ABC's 20/20 and Prime Time Live, PBS's Life and Times, and CNN's The World Today.

Dr. Maloney may be reached by calling the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute at 877.999.EYES; or he may be reached through his web site.

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