Rany Woo, MD

Laser Eye Center
(800) 805-2737
Dr. Rany Woo - Laser Eye Center

5363 Balboa Boulevard, Suite 141
Encino, CA 91316

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Information for patients seeking cataract surgery with Crystalens IOLs in Ventura and the surrounding area

As the president of Laser Eye Center, Abraham Shammas, MD, is proud to serve the vision care needs of his Los Angeles patients from his office on Wilshire Boulevard. Dr. Shammas is known by both his patients and peers as one of the leading eye surgeons in his field. Dr. Shammas and the team of surgeons at Laser Eye Center use only the safest eye surgery procedures, including cataract surgery as well as other refractive surgeries, to provide patients with clearer eyesight in an eye care center featuring the most advanced technologies.

Catalys Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery at Laser Eye Center

For patients in need of cataract surgery, the Laser Eye Center group of surgeons proudly offers the Catalys precision laser system. This cutting edge technology allows for laser-assisted cataract surgery that includes liquid optics with an integral guidance system for the surgeon. This advanced technique allows for a more precise surgery than older techniques, which involve using an ultrasonic hand-held machine with a steel tip to break apart the cataract-affected lens in the eye.

The Catalys system also uses a proprietary 3D imaging system to map the surface of the eye, allowing the surgeon to customize treatment for the patient. As such, the femtosecond laser pulses are delivered to the eye with extraordinary precision. This system also provides a gentle dock for the patient, minimizing rise in eye pressure during the surgery and lessening ocular redness after the surgery.

Laser-assisted cataract surgery provides a predictable, noninvasive technique to an age-old problem. The advanced features of the Catalys system allows our surgeons to deliver quality results, time and time again.

In tandem with the advanced technology of the Catalys system, the surgeons at the Laser Eye Center offer the option of intraocular lens implants (IOL) for cataract surgery patients. These lenses replace the natural lens of the eye and corrects refractive errors that lead to blurry vision. One IOL option offered is the accommodating Crystalens IOL, which works along with the eye muscles, allowing them to focus on both near and distant objects. The result is that patients have markedly improved vision for near, far and in-between distance viewing.

Also available at Laser Eye Center are vision correction procedures including LASIK and Custom LASIK, the latter of which treats higher order aberrations of the eye that cause night vision, glare and other vision distortions. For more information, please contact Laser Eye Center.

Praise from Laser Eye Center Patients

“I had a great experience at Laser Eye Center, before and after the surgery. Everyone was so nice and friendly and they explained everything very clearly. I don’t have any changes for them and I would recommend the surgery to family and friends.” —R.G.

“I’m very pleased with the service and follow up treatment. What changes can Laser Eye Center make for future patients? Nothing, all was wonderful.” —Fernando Rosas

“I am very pleased with my surgery! It took place in the Ontario office. The experience was very nice from the moment I had my first visit and all the way through my process. Everyone was very informative with the information they gave me. My first consultation also took place in Ontario and was great! I felt really comfortable. I have no changes for you, keep up the good work! I was referred by a family member and it was the best experience and best investment I made. Thank you everyone for your kindness!” —Michelle Mattison

“I had my surgery and first consultation at the Encino location. My experience was great – it was professional and the staff was very knowledgeable and courteous. Thank you for your expertise and professional services.” —Jose Diaz

More about Dr. Woo


Dr. Rany Woo knew from a young age that she wanted to become a doctor, to have the knowledge and skills to make a difference and improve patients’ lives.

She set out to achieve that dream by excelling in her studies and going on to receive her B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. She then earned her M.D. with highest distinction, at Yale Medical School in New Haven, CT.  Following medical school, she continued on to complete an ophthalmology residency at the renowned UCLA, Jules Stein Eye Institute.

Dr. Woo has extensive experience in cataract surgery, implanting specialty intraocular lenses such as the Symfony, Symfony Toric, Tecnis multifocal, and Toric intraocular lenses to treat astigmatism. Dr. Woo also performs laser-assisted cataract surgery using the Catalys Precision Laser System for an all laser cataract surgery experience (no scalpel).

Dr. Woo performs Pterygium Surgery (PTG), which involves removal of the abnormal tissue (growth) from the cornea of the eye.  She performs PTG surgery using up to date techniques that offer a significantly higher success rate than those used in the past.

Dr. Woo also performs LASIK and PRK at the Laser Eye Center.  She herself had LASIK a few years ago and this was a life changing experience to be free of her glasses and contacts.  Having had LASIK surgery also gives Dr. Woo the ability to understand what her patients experience on the day of surgery and afterwards.

Dr. Woo has several certifications in the field of cataract and refractive surgery and takes great pleasure seeing her patients’ post-operative results and the joy they have with their newly improved vision. Dr. Woo holds memberships with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Dr. Woo has written several peer reviewed online publications in the field of Ophthalmology.  In addition, she has been a contributing author to teaching aides for medical students such as the First Aid for the USMLE series.

When she isn’t working, Dr. Woo enjoys spending time with her adorable maltipoo. She also makes time for other interests, such as hiking and traveling.

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