John F. Maher, MD
John Maher entered medical school with a case of nearsightedness. Although he originally intended to study internal medicine, after being fitted for glasses—and later for contact lenses—he was filled with fascination for the human eye. He took a part time job in the ophthalmology clinic, introducing him to what he came to see as the most fascinating and beautiful part of the human body.
In 1981, Dr. Maher graduated from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois where he completed his residency in ophthalmology. Upon achievement of his medical degree, Dr. Maher returned to California where he accomplished his fellowship training at the University of California, San Diego. He began his practice in ophthalmology in Torrance, California in 1986.
Today, Dr. Maher is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in Cornea and External Diseases. He maintains memberships in Loyola University’s Foreign Ophthalmologic Care from the United States, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology and the Orange County Society of Ophthalmology.
Board-Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons
MD: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Residency: Ophthalmology, Loyola University
Fellowship: Cornea and External Disease, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
Member: Foreign Ophthalmologic Care from the United States, Los Angeles County Medical Association, California Medical Association, Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology, Orange County Society of Ophthalmology
Expertise: Premium laser cataract surgery, cataract surgery–adults and children, cataract surgery with enhanced near vision, near, far and astigmatism surgery, glaucoma treatment and surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, diabetic eye problems, pterygium surgery, dry eye disease, blepharitis, corneal surgery, floaters and macular degeneration
“The human eye is so beautiful, and it can retain that beauty throughout life. It’s such a pleasure for me to examine and treat my patients’ eyes, and I think our patient-centered approach is just a natural outgrowth of my enthusiasm. Our patients respond well, too. Through simple and direct communication, we create a warm, friendly environment in our practice.”
“Few people start out with a grand plan. I wanted to be able to work in the same community that I raised my family in and fit in. My wife went to South High School and graduated from Long Beach State. We live in South Torrance with our two children and work just a couple of miles away. Staying in close proximity to the patients, referring doctors and treatment facilities eliminates many problems. We’ve enjoyed tremendous growth, yet we continue to maintain a small-town feel in how we practice and relate to our patients.”
When you need a warm, friendly doctor who is enthusiastic about your personal vision health, call John Maher, MD, at (424) 328-0091. Or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to reserve your first visit.