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Great vision without glasses, in just minutes.

World-renowned LASIK Surgeon Dr. Robert Maloney, founder of Los Angeles’ Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute, has been performing LASIK surgery in Los Angeles since it was introduced as an FDA clinical trial more than 25 years ago. His partner, Dr. Neda Shamie, has been performing LASIK for over 15 years. Before joining MSVI, Dr. Hura completed his fellowship at the Cleveland Eye Clinic, where he performed the full spectrum of vision correction, including laser vision correction through LASIK.

Since early in their careers, they have remained at the forefront of development and research, always ensuring that their patients benefit from the latest and safest technological advances.

The result is that our surgeons have personally performed more than 75,000 vision correction procedures—and have been the LASIK surgeons of choice for top athletes, celebrities, military pilots, and fellow surgeons.

What is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is micro-surgery, performed by a surgeon with a laser, which reshapes the cornea, and thus changes the patient’s vision. Correctly performed, LASIK eye surgery can correct the most common forms of vision impairment—myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.

During LASIK eye surgery in Los Angeles, a thin layer of tissue is folded back from the surface of the cornea. After the laser reshapes the cornea, the tissue is folded back into place, where it bonds quickly.

At the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute in Los Angeles, the entire procedure is performed using state-of-the-art surgical lasers, so there are no scalpels, stitches or needles. The time in surgery is 3 to 5 minutes per eye.

Healing for most patients is so fast that vision improves within hours of the procedure, and many patients return to work the next day.

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“The amazing thing about LASIK is how fast it heals. My patients go back to normal life the day after their surgery, going to work, wearing make-up, whatever they need to do, and there’s just incredible excitement and joy. It’s what makes doing this so incredible for me, because people come in fearful and leave ecstatic.”Dr. Robert Maloney


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Dr. Maloney administering an eye exam on Lindsey Vonn

LASIK Surgeon, Dr. Maloney perfects the vision of an Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn: Exam, surgery and perfect vision.

World Champion Downhill Skier Lindsey Vonn is overjoyed with her LASIK results from MSVI.

"I decided to have LASIK because I noticed that it was becoming more difficult to see the gates and judge the terrain as I was skiing.

"After doing a ton of research and consulting with my team of doctors, one name kept coming up, and that was Dr. Maloney. I can't believe how crisp and clear everything is, I'm so excited!" Lindsey Vonn

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Is LASIK Eye Surgery right for you?

Because your eyes and your vision are as unique to you as your fingerprints and DNA, it's challenging for us to know whether LASIK eye surgery can benefit you without a personal examination. However, many recent medical advances, some pioneered at the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute in Los Angeles, have made it possible to correct problems that couldn't be fixed just a few years ago. Dr. Maloney, Dr. Shamie, and Dr. Hura deliver among the best LASIK eye surgery Los Angeles has to offer.

In general, the conditions we're able to treat include nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. We like our patients to be at least 18 years of age, have healthy corneas, and to have had stable vision over the past year.

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What to expect during a LASIK consultation

Determining if you are a candidate for LASIK eye surgery is a multi-step process. We realize that deciding to have LASIK comes only after careful consideration. During your consultation, Dr. Maloney, Dr. Shamie, or Dr. Hura will evaluate your eyes and educate you about vision correction. This will enable you to make the best, most informed decision regarding your LASIK procedure.

The first step is to evaluate the health of your eyes by measuring your vision and the thickness of your corneas. Much like a traditional eye exam, air pressure tests and pupil dilations are also done. Your surgeon’s team also will go over your general medical history. The use of corneal mapping or iDesign Wavescan System sets this eye evaluation apart. During the iDesign Wavescan System procedure, a digital WaveScan using wavefront-guided measurements evaluates 200 different points of the eye. The result is a precise “map” of your vision that is 25 times better than traditional glasses and contact lens measurements.

These painless and quick scans are vital and will enable Dr. Maloney, Dr. Shamie, or Dr. Hura to plan your LASIK procedure and correct each visual imperfection in your eyes.

The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute’s medical staff will guide you through each step of your comprehensive evaluation while answering all of your questions. Your exam includes a tour of the office, the vision correction surgical suite, and recovery areas, so you understand what you will experience on the day of your LASIK eye surgery. Once the evaluations are complete, you will meet with our surgeons or the medical staff as they review each of your tests and determine if you are a candidate for LASIK.

The Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute staff is committed to taking as much time as needed to answer all your questions about the LASIK procedure – from how long it typically takes to when you should expect to be seeing clearly. Dr. Maloney, Dr. Shamie, and Dr. Hura have one shared goal: giving you the best vision possible.

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Our Laser Eye Surgery Procedures:


These are surgical alternatives for patients who are not candidates for traditional LASIK eye surgery because of thin corneal layers. With new technologies, the surgeons at MSVI can use laser eye surgery in Los Angeles to restore vision in these cases as well.

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All-Laser LASIK

MSVI is the first center in Los Angeles to offer this integrated LASIK procedure combining a full suite of laser technologies. All-Laser LASIK is so advanced that it has become our new standard for LASIK surgery.

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iDesign Wavescan System

Advanced technology allows MSVI surgeons to scan and “map” the surface of your eye with 25 times the accuracy of earlier procedures. The scan will be used by the computer to guide your surgery with perfect precision.

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Intralase Blade-free LASIK

In fully blade-free procedure, MSVI doctors use the IntraLase pulse method to create your corneal flap, which is then lifted so the next step of the reshaping of your cornea can be performed.

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More than 100 eye doctors or their family members worldwide have chosen Dr. Maloney, Dr. Shamie, & Dr. Hura to perform their surgery. Shouldn’t you? Want to see it all without your glasses? Schedule your Complimentary LASIK Consultation today!

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