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Cataract, LASIK, and Corneal Expert

Dr. Neda Shamie is a renowned cataract, LASIK and corneal surgeon and partner of the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute in Los Angeles. 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, 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. 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.

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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.

Professional Achievements

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  • 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 9,500 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.

Focus on the Journey

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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


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 Visian ICL on CBS

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CNN & Good Morning America

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