There are nearly three million Americans undergoing cataract surgery annually. This handbook is for those anticipating their procedure and covers the most frequently asked questions, such as "what type of new lens is implanted in the eye?," "what type of anesthesia is used?," "is there pain after the surgery?," and "how soon will vision improve?" Also included is a photographic outline illustrating how cataracts are removed and how new intraocular lenses are implanted.
About the Author
Robert K. Maloney, M.D., M.A. (Oxon), is managing partner of the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute in West Los Angeles, California. Dr. Maloney was the first eye surgeon in western North America to perform LASIK surgery, as part of the original FDA clinical trials. Dr. Maloney has trained more than 1,000 surgeons in the use of the excimer laser and has personally performed more than 65,000 vision correction surgeries. He was voted by his peers one of America’s top ten vision correction specialists in a nationwide survey conducted by Ophthalmology Times. Dr. Maloney is a former Rhodes scholar and summa cum laude graduate of Harvard University. He is the recipient of the prestigious Lans Distinguished Award, given annually by the International Society of Refractive Surgery to onesurgeon in the world for innovative contributions to the field of vision correction surgery. Dr. Maloney holds eight patents. He is the author of four books and more than 175 articles, abstracts, and reports in professional journals. He has delivered more than 400 lectures on five continents to professional audiences. He has been a principal investigator for twenty FDA clinical trials. Dr. Maloney has appeared frequently on television as the LASIK surgeon for the ABC hit series Extreme Makeover. He has appeared on the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, NBC, ABC, PBS, and CNN. He has also been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers. He is married to Nicole Miller Maloney, a photographic artist. They have three children. Neda Shamie, M.D., is a renowned LASIK, cataract, and corneal surgeon, and partner of the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute in West Los Angeles, California. She previously was the medical director of the Doheny Eye Institute and is a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Shamie graduated summa cum laude from UCLA and obtained her medical degree from UCSF School of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship training in corneal and laser refractive surgery at UC Irvine where she also served as Director of the Corneal Service. Soon thereafter she joined the Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, where together with Dr. Mark Terry, they spearheaded many projects and advances in the field of lamellar corneal transplantation with emphasis on endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK and DMEK). Dr. Shamie was the first surgeon in the Northwest to offer both artificial corneal transplantation and DMEK surgery to her patients. Recognized as an expert in complex vision correction surgery, Dr. Shamie has coauthored over fifty publications on the topics of cataract surgery and corneal transplantation, written eight chapters for surgical textbooks, and has led international lectures, courses, and seminars teaching colleagues about the advances in vision correction surgery. In 2017, the American Academy of Ophthalmology awarded her the Senior Achievement Award for contributions to the education of other eye surgeons. She has trained and instructed over 500 surgeons and has personally performed over 6,500 vision correction surgeries. 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. Dr. Shamie has two young daughters and is married to her college sweetheart, Sia Daneshmand, who is the head of Urologic Oncology at USC. In her spare time, she loves to travel to new destinations and create lasting memories with her family and friends.
"A concise overview of cataract surgery." —Consumer Connection