Dr. Neda Shamie is a cataract, LASIK and corneal surgeon and partner of the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute in Los Angeles. She previously was the Medical Director of the Doheny Eye Institute in Beverly Hills and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

Cataract, LASIK, and Corneal Expert

Prior to joining Dr. Maloney, Dr. Shamie operated a highly successful ophthalmic practice for 15 years. She was the Medical Director of the Doheny Eye Institute in Beverly Hills and is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Recognized as an expert in complex vision correction surgery, Dr. Shamie performs the full spectrum of procedures including advanced lens laser cataract surgery, iDesign LASIK & PRK, EVO Visian ICL, RLE, DSEK & DMEK, and Collagen Cross-Linking. Dr. Shamie has co-authored over 50 publications on the topics of cataract surgery and corneal transplantation, written 8 chapters for surgical textbooks and has led international lectures, courses, and seminars teaching colleagues about the advances in vision correction surgery.

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She was the first surgeon in the Northwest to offer artificial corneal transplantation to patients as well as DMEK surgery. She is an active member of numerous ophthalmic societies, has served on the Cornea Clinical Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, was the President of the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology and has been voted by 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 10,000 vision correction 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.
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology awarded her the Senior Achievement Award for contributions to the education of other eye surgeons.
  • Voted by peers annually for inclusion on Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors”, Los Angeles Magazine’s “Top Doctors”, and Southern California’s “SuperDoctors”.
  • Editor in Chief of Ophthalmology Times

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“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

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Dr. Shamie has made numerous appearances online and on television: From CNN & Good Morning 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 and was recently featured on Refinery29 performing LASIK.

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Dr. Shamie On Katie Couric Media

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Dr. Shamie & Evo ICL On CBS

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Dr. Neda Shamie Discusses Revolutionary Way to Correct our Vision on KTLA5

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SoCal Persian American Medical Association

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The Doctors

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CNN & Good Morning America

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Cataract Surgeon & Mom | Dr. Neda Shamie | DailyFlash

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How to Know If You Have Cataracts With Dr Neda Shamie KTLA5

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KTLA5 – Cataract Awareness Month

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Patient Reviews

"As a photographer I was very sensitive to having any type of surgery on my eyes. Dr. Shamie took extended time with we to explain every step and answer every question I had. The surgery went extremely smoothly, and Dr. Shamie's bedside manner is very reassuring and comforting. Her team is top notch, also. Dr. Shamie is truly an artist, so much so during the ‘day after surgery follow up' my optometrist could barely tell I had the surgery. My vision is 100% improved and I am seeing the world in the true colors of my youth. One shock was the next day I was seeing so clearly, I didn't realize I had so many wrinkles in my face. It is impossible to thank Dr. Shamie and her team enough. They have changed my life.


I love the results from my refractive lens exchange. During my initial consultations, Dr. Shamie listened to my concerns carefully and was thoughtful and specific in her recommendations. After a thorough review of my situation, she was confident I would be able to get rid of my glasses, and she was correct! The facilities and entire staff are first-class, and the out-patient procedures were professional and pain-free. With my new multifocus lenses, I haven't worn glasses since the surgery. My only regret is not having done this years ago. Thank you, Dr. Shamie!


I can’t thank Dr. Shamie and her team enough for the best LASIK experience ever!! From the consult down to the procedure and the after care, the process was the smoothest I’ve ever had at a medical facility. Even though I was initially nervous for the procedure, Dr. Shamie talked me through it the whole way, and even sent me a follow up text after the initial four hour recovery period, to see how I was doing. I would honestly recommend her and her team to anyone looking to get LASIK for themselves. You won’t regret it at all! THANK YOU SO MUCH DR. SHAMIE!!! :)


Very happy with my experience here. The support staff was very knowledgeable, professional, and helpful in preparing me for the surgery. Dr Shamie was actively engaged in determining which of the procedures was best for my needs, and took great care the day of the surgery. I highly recommend her and this institute to anyone who is considering cataract surgery.


I was nervous about undergoing the EVO-ICL surgery however I felt I was in the most capable hands when deciding on Dr. Shamie as my surgeon, and I am so grateful that I did. Dr. Shamie is a remarkable provider. I was blown away by her warmth throughout the consultation, surgery and post op. She was clear in her explanation of the surgery and answered my many questions about it. From my first interaction with Dr. Shamie I felt that she deeply and genuinely cared about me as a patient. I appreciated that her team was in touch with me both before and after my surgery. The surgery itself went seamlessly and painlessly. I am so happy that I moved forward with the EVO-ICL, it has been life changing, especially given my extremely high prescription.


Professional and efficient and very attentive to my specific eyes’ needs! Thank you, Dr. Shamie!


Dr. Shamie has been the most caring and detail-oriented physician I have ever encountered. I cannot thank her enough for restoring my vision .


Dr. Shamie performed the cataract surgery on my left eye a little over two weeks ago. The experience was relaxed and extremely efficient. And the results are wonderful. No pain, no discomfort, no post-operative issues. Optimal clarity of vision was achieved very shortly after the procedure. I am totally satisfied.


Totally impressed by Dr. Shamie and the entire practice. After a bad experience with another surgeon elsewhere on my first eye, I went to see Dr Shamie, and so thankful I found her! She suggested we use a new, light adjustable lens for my cataract surgery. If you have had lasix in the past this is definitely an option you should consider. The flares around lights is now almost totally gone and my vision is perfect. Get a few opinions but get your surgery at Maloney Shamie, don’t compromise with your eyes - get the best! Grateful for the entire staff and the wonderful experience, they saved my vision!


Maloney-Shamie are so awesome. Dr. Shamie did my light adjustable lens implants and the whole process was effortless. The following appointments for adjustments was equally as fantastic!


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