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LASIK Eye Surgeon in Los Angeles

Since 1986, over 100,000 patients have trusted their vision needs to Laser Eye Center. From Custom All Laser LASIK to Cataract Treatment, Implantable Contact Lenses and Pterygium Treatment, the experienced doctors of Laser Eye Center provide top-of-the-line care at affordable prices.

Laser Eye Center was voted #1 LASIK center 5 years in a row by a public opinion poll and has received numerous awards throughout the years. Come meet Dr. Shammas and his team of experienced doctors and see clearly again.

Ask A Doctor
I had eye correction by Intralasik high definition operation. I could not see clearly with my right eye. I did the eye test and i got (-0.25 in degree) and (-0.75 in astigmatism). Do you recommend i do a corrective treatment again?

My eye numbers are -10.5 and -11.5,cornea thickness is 0.575mm and cornea curve is 41.5. Kindly suggest which eye surgery I should undergo to remove spectacles?

I have pressure in my eyes, I need help!!!! What should I do?


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Reviews
Surgery at Los Angeles' Laser Eye Center is, simply put, the best thing I've ever done for myself. I started wearing glasses when I was nine and never thought that Iâ??d be free from those thick, heavy lenses. Well now, thanks to the Laser Eye Center,

I can see the alarm clock when I wake up. Plus, I can see when I swim, water ski or go to a movie. My initial and follow-up LASIK treatments were second-to-none. Everyone at the Laser Eye Center was patient, thoughtful and very knowledgeable.

I liked them so much that my brother and sister went in and had the LASIK procedure done too!!!
- Mark Wallengren KOST 103.5 FM
Jul-16-2007

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Specialities
  • LASIK - Laser Eye Surgeons
  • Ophthalmologists
Education

Abraham Shammas, MD, President of Laser Eye Center of Los Angeles and Orange County, has been a leader in refractive surgery for over 20 years. Dr. Shammas has performed over 70,000 successful procedures earning him numerous awards for quality patient care, including the Centurion Surgeon and the Quality of Vision Award. The majority of his patients  do not require any further medical or surgical treatment due to the low enhancement rate . And, in an opinion poll conducted by the Orange County Register, Laser Eye Center was voted the #1 LASIK Center for five consecutive years.

Dr. Shammas’ journey to become a vision-correction surgeon began when he was born into a family of ophthalmologists. He received his undergraduate degree and Doctor of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Ophthalmology at the American University in Lebanon. From there, Dr. Shammas completed a Fellowship in Glaucoma at the Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation at the University of Southern California. He held academic appointments as an assistant Professor in Clinical Ophthalmology and Director of Glaucoma Service at Texas Tech University as well as at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Providing the latest in FDA-approved technology at the Laser Eye Center of Los Angeles and Orange County requires continual study. To date, Dr. Shammas has received numerous refractive-surgery certifications, including:

  • Nidek Excimer Laser System;
  • Nidek Microkeratome;
  • Amadeus® Microkeratome;
  • Ladar Vision®Excimer Certification Course;
  • Conductive Keratoplasty (CK®); and
  • LADARWave®/CUSTOMCORNEA®.

Dr. Shammas is affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Doheny USC Professionals Association. He is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) and a prior member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Shammas is listed in the Who’s Who in Medicine and holds hospital privileges at San Dimas Community Hospital.

Dr. Shammas has published several articles and abstracts relating to Ophthalmology. He conducts grand rounds quarterly with his fellow physicians and optometrists to further educate and discuss new treatments options for patients.

Dr. Shammas’ wife, Malak, is a physician specializing in Internal Medicine. They have a son and two daughters. Both he and his wife enjoy world travel to destinations rich in culture and adventure.

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