Restore Clear Visionwith Cataract Surgery

One of the few guarantees in life is that, if we live long enough, we will get cataracts. Just like gray hair, cataracts are a natural part of aging, the bittersweet by-product of too many birthdays. But having cataracts does not mean resigning yourself to poor vision. Quite the contrary, cataract surgery can eliminate the annoyance of filmy, hazy vision and glare.

At Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute we go further. We see cataract surgery as an opportunity to give you great vision without glasses, safely, through the use of advanced lenses and precise laser technologies. We aim to turn back the clock to restore the clear vision of your youth.

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.

Cataracts diagram

In A Normal Eye, Light Passes Through The Clear Lens And Focuses On The Retina.

Cataracts diagram

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.

Why Choose Us?

Cataract Surgery at Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute

Schedule a Consultation

Meet Your Doctors

Meet Your Doctor Dr. Neda Shamie

Recognized as an expert in complex vision correction surgery, Dr. Neda Shamie has earned a reputation for excellence and innovation in cataract, refractive and corneal surgery over her 20+ year career. But her true passion is and remains her patients and being their advocate in finding the solution that can most positively impact their quality of life.

Dr. Neda Shamie

Title Two media

Meet Your Doctor Dr. Arjan Hura

A fellowship-trained and award-winning surgeon, Dr. Arjan Hura, performs the full spectrum of vision correction procedures at MSVI. Committed to patient advocacy and safety, mentoring students, and innovative clinical research, Dr. Hura is passionate about providing the highest possible medical and surgical vision care to his patients.

Dr. Arjan Hura

Title Three media

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 distant 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. Standard lenses do not correct astigmatism.

Advanced Lens Implants

Advanced lens implants provide a wider range of clear vision without glasses than standard lenses. They significantly reduce your dependency on glasses for most activities, such as computer work, watching TV, and driving. There are four types of advanced lens implants: the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL), the multifocal lens, the extended range lens and the toric lens. Clear vision for many activities, both up close and far away, can be achieved with these lenses.

Banner media

Types of Advanced Lenses

Light Adjustable Lens

The Light Adjustable Lens is the only lens implant whose power can be adjusted after surgery by shining a precise pattern of ultraviolet light on the lens. There is no need to undergo an additional surgical procedure like LASIK for perfect vision. 

Advanced Multifocal Lens

The multifocal lens is similar to bifocal or trifocal glasses, and can provide a very wide range of vision. You will generally have the ability to see far away and read without glasses. More than 90% of patients with these lens implants use glasses never or only occasionally. 

Advanced Extended Range Lens

The extended range lens falls in between the single focus lens and the multifocal lens.  The extended range lens offers crisp distance vision day or night without the halos around lights one may have with the multifocal lens.

Small Aperture Lens

The Small Aperture Lens is designed to give you the advantage of clear, focused vision from near to far, and everything in between. 

Advanced Toric Lens

The toric lens implant is designed to correct larger amounts of astigmatism. The other lenses do not provide good vision in patients with high astigmatism. The toric lens offers excellent distance or close vision (but not both) in patients with high astigmatism.

Schedule A Consultation

Contact Us
Contact us media

Dr. Shamie Explains Cataracts

Cataracts are caused by the natural aging of the lens of the eye. As explained by Dr. Neda Shamie, it happens to be a quick, routine and painless procedure with a multitude of benefits. Watch to learn more.

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.

Background media

I am constantly amazed at the clarity and vividness of colors now.

Jane L., Advanced Lens & Laser Cataract Surgery Patient

Doctor with a patient

Schedule Your Cataract Consultation & Comprehensive Exam

Find out if you are a candidate by calling or emailing today. Cataracts are a normal part of aging, but they don’t have to impede your lifestyle. With the innovations now available in cataract surgery, Dr. Shamie and Dr. Hura 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 in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles is right for you. We would love to have you be one of our thousands of happy, cataract-free patients.

Accessibility: If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact our Accessibility Manager at (310) 882-6365.
Contact Us