More than 100 eye doctors or their families have chosen the doctors at The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute to perform their vision correction surgery.
Cataract Removal Surgery
Clear vision, restored.
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. Top Los Angeles Cataract Surgeon, Dr. Robert Maloney is a leader in researching and developing advanced treatment for cataracts at all stages and of every type.
If you are considering Cataract Removal Surgery to correct your vision, don’t you owe it to yourself to find the best cataract surgeon Los Angeles & Beverly Hills have to offer?
Top Cataract Surgeon, Dr. Robert Maloney, founder of Los Angeles’ Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute, has been performing cataract removal surgeries since he began his specialized surgery practice more than 25 years ago. As a leading researcher in the field, Dr. Maloney is able to offer you a wide range of state-of-the-art cataract surgery options, including solutions that are tomorrow’s standards rather than yesterday’s.
Because of his experience and expertise, you can be sure that your treatment plan from Dr. Maloney will be specifically designed for you, based on your unique eyes and needs.
Frequently Asked Cataract Surgery Questions
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- What is Cataract Surgery
- Cataract Surgery - What are the benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery
- What is the Standard Lens?
- What can I expect the day of my cataract surgery?
- Cataract Surgery - How soon can I get reading glasses after surgery
- Cataract Surgery - What if I don't want to wear glasses
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What are Cataracts?
The lens in your eye is normally crystal clear, but when it becomes opaque, we call it a 'cataract'. A cataract is NOT a film or growth that occurs in the eye, it is simply a cloudy lens.
In a normal eye, light passes through the clear lens and focuses on the retina.
A clouded lens or cataract causes the light to scatter across the retina.
As the opacity worsens, it prevents light from properly focusing on the retina, the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
Early lens changes or opacities may not disturb vision significantly. But as the lens continues to change, your vision becomes blurred and you may begin to notice glare, haziness, and difficulty seeing street signs or reading, for example.
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What are the symptoms of cataracts?
- Blurry or hazy vision, or dim vision that requires brighter lights in order to read small print
- Increased glare and sensitivity to light, especially in bright sunlight or while driving at night
- A yellowing of the vision
- Distortion, double images, or ghosting of the vision
- Increased nearsightedness, requiring frequent changes in your glasses prescription
How are cataracts diagnosed and treated?
You'll need to have a thorough examination of your eyes, including dilation and an attempt at a new glasses prescription.
At first, a change in your eyeglass prescription may be all that is needed to temporarily improve your vision. When you feel that your vision affects your daily activities or your lifestyle and you desire better vision, cataract surgery in Los Angeles should be considered.
Cataracts can only be removed with surgery.
When do you need cataract surgery? The decision is yours.
There is no single objective test to determine the need for cataract surgery. The final decision to have cataract surgery is always made by the patient, and it depends on how much the decreased vision from the cataract is bothersome.
Los Angeles Cataract Surgeon, Dr. Maloney will always explain your status and options to you clearly and let you make your own decision about when to have cataract surgery.
If you are considering cataract removal surgery, here are some factors that you should think about:
Doing cataract surgery at an earlier stage makes for a quicker recovery and a technically easier surgery. Waiting until the vision is very poor can often make the surgery and the recovery more involved.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles requires that drivers have 20/40 vision (with or without glasses) in their better eye to qualify for a license. Some patients choose to wait until their vision is approximately at this 20/40 level. However, many active patients who still work, drive, and use computers have higher demands for their vision. These patients tend to choose surgery at an earlier stage.
Some patients choose to have cataract surgery even before they develop vision-blocking cataracts. For these patients, who are typically in their 50s, refractive lens surgery is performed in order to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses and to regain their near vision. With their astigmatism managed and a multi-focal lens implanted, the vast majority (92% in the official FDA study) of these patients see well at distance, intermediate, and near, and they never or just occasionally use glasses. The remaining 8% also saw quite well, but they used glasses more than just occasionally.
The bottom line is: If you're happy with your vision and it doesn't cause difficulties with reading, computer use, driving, working, or your active lifestyle, then you should postpone the surgery. If you want and need better vision for your activities right now, and would like to see more clearly, then schedule your surgery with one of the best cataract surgeons in Los Angeles, Dr. Robert Maloney.
They are your eyes, and you decide what's best.
With your new implanted lens, you can now choose your vision correction.
There are many options for replacement lenses, and our Vision Correction Specialist will help you choose the one that best suits your needs, with the goal of providing you with the best cataract surgery Los Angeles has available.
Standard Lens Implants
These have a single focal point. They optimize vision for one distance, such as looking at distance objects. These implants offer excellent vision but usually require glasses for many daily activities, such as driving, computer work, reading and near vision tasks. The cost of these lenses is covered by most insurance and Medicare.
These are designed with multiple focal zones so patients can see well close up or at a distance. These lenses are especially popular with patients that are looking for great vision for both distance and reading without the need for glasses or contacts. Learn more about Multi-focal Lenses.
These use the eye’s natural focusing ability. The lens moves and flexes within the eye to allow the eye to focus as needed for clear vision at a distance or intermediately. However, with these types of lenses near vision may not be as clear, so reading glasses may be needed. Learn more about Accommodating lenses.
These are designed to correct larger amounts of astigmatism in order to provide sharper vision for patients with less reliance on glasses. These are the only type of lenses that provide correction for larger degrees of astigmatism. Learn more about Toric lenses.
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Cataracts are a normal part of aging, but they don’t have to impede your life style. With the innovations now available in cataract surgery, the Vision Correction Specialist can restore your ability to see clearly and enjoy your life.
With a comprehensive Cataract Consultation, you will be able to find out about all of your options and decide for yourself when, and if, laser cataract surgery is right for you.
We would love to have you be one of our thousands of happy, cataract-free patients.
"After having both eyes done, a whole new world appeared. I now have perfect distance vision without glasses and just use reading glasses.
"I had pretty much stopped reading for entertainment but it's a delight once again.
"As to the surgery and ‘recovery’ - it's as if it never happened. No pain of any kind. Awake from surgery and read the signs across the room. When I arrived at home I put on reading glasses and read the box scores in the paper!
"My daughter had laser surgery years ago with Dr. Maloney and when I told her of my impending need for cataract surgery she said, ‘Go to Dr. Maloney and make sure HE does the surgery.’ That was best advice ever. Dr. Maloney is the leader in the field and very comforting throughout the experience.
"An easier, more rewarding experience could not be imagined. Thanks Doc for giving me my eyes back!"Larry H.