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Dr. Neda Shamie

Cornea, Cataract & LASIK Expert, Neda Shamie, MD, Joins the Team

Dr. Neda Shamie
Dr. Neda Shamie

We are excited to announce that Neda Shamie, M.D., a superb cornea, cataract and laser refractive surgeon, has joined Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute. Dr. Shamie has operated a highly successful ophthalmic practice for the past 15 years. She joins us after having been the Medical Director of the Doheny Eye Institute in Beverly Hills and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Recognized as an expert in advanced corneal transplantation, Dr. Shamie performs the full spectrum of corneal transplants, including DSEK, DMEK, and DALK, utilizing femtosecond laser technology to optimize treatment. In approaching each patient’s corneal disease in a customized way, replacing only the diseased layer, she offers optimal results, and rapid visual recovery. Additionally, Dr. Shamie is expertly skilled in laser cataract and refractive surgery and takes time to guide her patients in choosing the approach best suited for them. She also emphasizes proper diagnosis and effective treatment of dry eyes, and other common eye conditions.


I chose ophthalmology because I was drawn to the elegance and precision of its surgical procedures. But the most compelling reason why I love my field and wake up every day passionate about what I do is the impact I have on my patients’ quality of life. Neda Shamie, MD
Dr. Neda Shamie


Dr. Shamie has made numerous appearances on television: From CNN & Good Moring America after performing the first artificial cornea transplant in Oregon, to making the rounds explaining Chronic Dry Eye on “The Doctors” TV show. She also teamed up with Oscar winner Marisa Tomei to help raise awareness for Dry Eye.

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My approach to patient care is to by my patient's champion. Neda Shamie, MD
Dr. Neda Shamie


Dr. Shamie is the best! Three weeks ago (1/24/18), she did both a cornea transplant and cataract repair on my left eye. This is my fourth cornea transplant, second on this eye. This is by far the best experience I've had. Vision is clearing very quickly. I've been to many ophthalmologists over the past 50 years with keratoconos, including very highly respected cornea specialists on both coasts. And my conclusion is that Dr. Shamie is in a league of her own with her knowledge, skills, and compassion. I thank the Divine Intelligence for bringing me to her!

William Eidelman, MD

Dr. Shamie is the best surgeon I have ever had. She has my utmost confidence and I give her my highest recommendation. I came to her after an unsuccessful cataract surgery that caused significant complications with my cornea. Subsequently she has performed a DMEK cornea transplant on each eye. Her approach was conservative-no rush to surgery. Her analysis of my condition was thorough based on state of the art equipment (wish my first cataract surgeon had taken similar care before surgery). She is very abreast of new developments in treatment; her experience and resume are amazing. Every interaction I had in office or in surgery was very patient friendly and focused. She consistently projects confidence in her ability (as she should); she has impacted my life in a very positive way.

Robert P.

I have researched top ophthalmologists specializing in corneal issues and discovered Dr. Shamie. She removed cataracts and implanted new lenses in both of my eyes, and they have both turned out perfectly. Plus, my astigmatism is gone. All while ensuring no damage to my corneas. (Like a couple of other reviewers, I, too, have I have Fuchs’ corneal disease. I’m hoping to never need corneal transplant surgery, and I chose Dr. Shamie because she is one of the top Fuchs’ doctors in the world. If not done with the utmost care, cataract surgery can accelerate the progression of this type of corneal disease and lead to the need for transplants. Corneal specialists make the best cataract surgeons for this very reason!)

My wife is also a patient, and we both drive all the way from San Diego to get the top level of expert care that we believe only she can provide. Dr. Shamie is exceptionally charming and personable, generous with her time, a patient and thoughtful listener, follows up to make sure all of my questions and concerns were addressed. Above all, consistently puts each patient’s vision first.

John Palan

Dr. Shamie did my cataract surgery two years ago and I was beyond surprised by the results. I'm a professional tennis player and my eye is now 20/20 perfect vision. I was so happy with the results I'm getting another cataract surgery done next week and I'm looking forward to Dr. Shamie doing it. She's not only one of the best eye doctors but she is also the nicest person you can be around. I highly recommend her expertise with any eye concerns you may have!

Stephen Bauer

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Dr. Neda Shamie

Dr. Shamie is an active member of numerous ophthalmic societies, has served on the Cornea Clinical Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and was the President of the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology. Dr. Shamie has been published in peer reviewed journals, written surgical textbook chapters, lectured internationally and has been voted by her peers to be among America’s Top Doctors.


University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Shamie graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from UCLA, with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics.

University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Shamie received her medical degree from University of California, San Francisco, which has consistently been ranked one of the nation’s top medical schools by U.S. News and World Report.

University of California, Irvine

Dr. Shamie did her residency in ophthalmology in one of the most prestigious programs in the United States. Dr. Shamie continued her surgical training at UC-Irvine with a Fellowship in Corneal, Anterior Segment & Refractive Surgery and upon completion stayed on faculty as director of the Corneal Service.

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Professional Achievements

Dr. Shamie was the first surgeon in Northwestern United States to perform artificial corneal transplantations and DMEK.

Dr. Shamie has trained more than 500 eye surgeons in advanced cornea techniques and has personally performed more than 6,000 ophthalmic surgeries.

She has co-authored over 50 publications on the topic of DSEK and DMEK, authored chapters for 8 surgical textbooks, and has led international lectures, courses, and seminars teaching colleagues about advanced techniques in corneal surgery.  

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