Robert K. Maloney, M.D. is a cataract and LASIK surgeon and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Maloney’s research is focused on new technologies for refractive and cataract surgery. He is the cofounder of RxSight, Inc, which makes a lens implant for cataract surgery whose power can be adjusted after it is in the eye by exposing it to ultraviolet light. He has been a principal investigator for more than twenty US FDA clinical trials, including LASIK, the Verisyse implantable contact lens, conductive keratoplasty, two corneal inlays and the light adjustable lens implant.

Voted by his peers as one of America’s top ten vision-correction specialists in a nationwide survey conducted by Ophthalmology Times, Dr. Maloney has personally performed more than sixty-five thousand eye surgeries.

Dr. Maloney holds eight patents. He is the author of four books and more than one hundred seventy-five articles, abstracts, and reports in professional journals. He has delivered more than four hundred lectures on five continents to professional audiences. He is the recipient of the 2001 Distinguished Lans Awards, given annually to one surgeon in the world for innovated contributions to the field of vision correction surgery. Dr. Maloney received the Visionary Award from the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeons in 2021. Dr. Maloney is best known to the general public as the LASIK surgeon for the long running ABC-TV series Extreme Makeover, where he played himself.

Dr. Maloney is a former Rhodes Scholar and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University with an A.B. in Mathematics. He read philosophy, politics and economics at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Robert is married to Nicole, an accomplished photographic artist whose best-known work is the seventeen-foot high OOMO cube at the Japanese-American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles (www.nicolemaloney.com/projects). Their sons, Keller and Pierce, are undergraduates and NCAA water polo players at Princeton. Their daughter Cleo is a high school senior with a passion for art.

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All timings are according to Singapore Time (UTC+8)
Saturday, 31 July 2021

18:09 – 18:17hrs
IOL INNOVATIONS – Preparing for the Future (17:30 – 18:55hrs)
Adjustable IOLs – Light at the end of the tunnel?