CODET Vision Institute

Tijuana, Mexico

Tijuana, Mexico

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Since 1986, CODET Vision Institute has been a leader in ophthalmology and vision correction. Located in Tijuana, Mexico, the clinic has performed over 80,000 ophthalmology procedures.

Due to its cutting-edge techniques and technologies, CODET Vision Institute has gained worldwide recognition for its contributions to the field of ophthalmology. It is a full-service clinic that offers treatments in every ophthalmology sub-specialty.

The clinic is experienced in treating international patients and offers a range of convenient services including airport and hotel pick-up and drop-off, pick-up service from the US-Mexico border, as well as free WiFi.


CODET Vision Institute is located in Tijuana, 7 km from Tijuana International Airport. The clinic can be easily reached from San Diego as it is located just 2 km from the US-Mexican border, and it offers a complimentary shuttle service to San Diego International Airport. Thousands of American and international guests have visited CODET Vision Institute after first arriving in San Diego.

Tijuana offers many cultural attractions including the Tijuana Cultural Center, which is home to various history and art exhibitions and is located 1 km from the clinic. The Tijuana Country Club can be reached within 4 km of the clinic and features an 18-hole golf course, spa and wellness center, tennis courts, and a swimming pool.

Languages spoken

English, Spanish


Airport pickup
Free Wifi


12 procedures across 2 specialties


(11 procedures)

Cataract Surgery

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  • Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

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Detached Retina Treatment

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  • Retina detachment occurs when the retina becomes separated from its surrounding tissue. When this occurs, it is important that it is repaired, as the retina cannot function correctly in this condition, and leaving it untreated can result in the permanent loss of vision.

  • 4 weeks

    The length of stay depends on the treatment, however any treatment involving gas bubbles in the eye will prevent patients from being suitable for flying until the bubble has gone.

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(1 procedure)

Eyelid Surgery

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  • Eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty or an eye lift, is a surgery performed to remove bagginess and puffiness from lower eyelids, and droopiness from upper eyelids. It is commonly performed as a cosmetic procedure, but may also be necessary for patients who have obstructed vision due to drooping upper lids. The doctor will usually make a small incision in the upper eyelid or beneath the lower eyelid, in order to remove excess skin and/or fat from the area.

  • 5 - 7 days

    Patients may need a follow up appointment to check progress or get stitches removed.

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More about available treatments at CODET Vision Institute

The 3 most popular procedures performed at CODET Vision Institute are LASIK laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, and PRK laser eye surgery.

Other procedures performed include, eyelid surgery, pterygium surgery, IOL implantation, vitrectomy, corneal crosslinking, cornea transplant, wet macular degeneration (AMD) treatment, and glaucoma treatment.

There are 5 treatment rooms at the clinic which are equipped with modern technologies, such as the Alcon Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Excimer Laser, Nidek EC-5000 Laser, IntraLase™ FS Laser System and optical coherence tomography units (OCT).

The clinic was the first clinic in the world to use a number of techniques including the all-Laser LASIK (bladeless laser) in 1995, the Bitoric LASIK technique in 1997, and the first Light Adjustable Lens in 2002.



The medical staff at CODET Vision Institute consists of highly trained and specialized ophthalmologists, many of whom have received international training and education.

Dr. Arturo Chayet, who is renowned for his contributions within the field of ophthalmology, leads the team at CODET Vision Institute. Many of the doctors are members of both national and international medical societies and associations such as the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Languages spoken at the clinic include English and Spanish.

Dr. Arturo Chayet

  • Founder and medical director at CODET Vision Institute
  • Medical School: MD, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Completed a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of California, San Diego in 1987
  • Specializes in LASIK laser eye surgery, cornea surgery, cataract surgery, Refractive surgery and IOL (intraocular lens) implantation
  • Has performed more than 40,000 LASIK laser eye surgeries and 10,000 cataract surgeries
  • Author of various articles published in scientific journals
  • Awarded the Lans Lecture Award by the International Society of Refractive Surgery in 2000
  • Currently working on the development of the Calhoun Vision Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) with Dr. Dan Schwartz and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Robert Grubs
Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Cornea Transplant Refractive Eye Surgery

Dr. Ana Luz Rábago

  • Graduated from the Autonomous University of Baja California
  • Completed postgraduate studies in General Ophthalmology at Dr. Angel Leano University Hospital in Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Gained international experience working at the Shiley Eye Center Hospital (UCSD Hospital) in San Diego, California
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology, the Mexican Board of Ophthalmology, Baja California’s Ophthalmologic College, and the Mexican Society of Oculoplastic Surgery and Eye Socket

Dr. Marisa Flores Aguilar

  • Retina Specialist
  • Graduated with a degree in General Medicine from the Autonomous University of Baja California in 1984
  • Scientific supervisor for the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology since 1993
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology, and the Retina Occident Association

Dr. Gina Garduño

  • Graduated from the Autonomous University of Baja California in 1985
  • Volunteer doctor responsible for the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at California’s Children Hospital in Tijuana
  • Medical Director of the CODET Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness I.B.P
  • Member of the Mexican Board of Ophthalmology, the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology, the Mexican Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus of Occident, Tijuana’s Medical College, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Dr. Marina Ramirez

  • Chief of glaucoma treatment at the CODET Vision Institute
  • Graduated with a degree in General Medicine from the Autonomous University of Baja California in 1989
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology, the Mexican Association of Glaucoma, Baja California’s Ophthalmologic College, and the Occident Association of Glaucoma
Ophthalmology Glaucoma Treatment

Dr. Rene Cervantes

  • Specializes in the management of ocular inflammatory disease, Uveitis and vitreo-retinal pathology
  • Graduated from the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí in 1999
  • Gained international experience training at Hadassah Medical Center, part of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, between 2004 and 2006
  • Awarded a grant from Harvard University to complete an ocular immunology and uveitis fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution, between 2006 and 2007


External Reviews from Google

  • Erika Moya, December 2018


    Excellent service highly recommend!!! Super friendly staff

  • Michael Pines, November 2018


    Arturo Chayet, MD, is one of the finest and most experienced corneal eye surgeons in the world, as well as an incredible genuine one-of-a-kind person. Fortunately, for those that live in Southern California, his beautiful/incredible 4 story clinic (which always has had the latest and most technically advanced equipment, including the Swiss Ziemer laser (the only one in this hemisphere of the earth) which is straight out of the future (22nd century), is an easy 5-minute ride across the US border in San Diego. Each doctor’s visit is a breeze as he has a nice private luxury clinic van pick me up and return me across the border. He has provided me with steady conservative care for a very complicated corneal eye problem for over 20 years. He just did a corneal transplant and early on my vision is 20/30. The continued care, attention to detail, facility, and staff, are outstanding. I could and would have traveled to any other doctor in the world to get this surgery as I need to be able to see to do my job as an attorney. But, there’s not one single doctor that has the surgical technical ability and skill like Dr. Chayet. Many experienced eye surgeons refer their toughest surgical cases to Dr. Chayet. Additionally, Dr. Chayet enjoys the respect and admiration of prominent eye surgeons from all over the world, from UCSF medical school (the number 1 medical school in the USA), the Mayo Clinic, Shiley Eye Clinic, UCLA, Harvard, Stanford, China, and Japan (just look around his beautiful office to see beautiful letters and other evidence of all the professional lectures he has given). Dr. Chayet is in demand on the worldwide professional surgical lecture circuit, because of his unique experience in this difficult and tricky area of medicine. Indeed, I referred an attorney colleague of mine to him many years ago for eye corrective surgery. Why? Because he offered the best most conservative surgical advice combined with the very latest in LASIK (and other techniques), and yes, some people are not LASIK candidates, such as my friend (his corneal was too thin), so he did an alternative much safer procedure with 20/15 results. I run into friends, family (even my legal assistant's mother) who, not knowing one another, have all, enjoyed excellent vision care and surgery from Dr. Chayet. The 4th floor of the clinic is a large teaching auditorium named after Dr. Chayet's father, an eye surgeon too, which is dedicated to teaching other surgeons, and he has Fellows (a few lucky carefully chosen eye surgeons from prominent universities from around the world) learning and absorbing as much as they can. I am now 61 years old, and will soon will need cataract surgery, and will ONLY consider Dr. Chayet (indeed, prominent eye surgeons refer their toughest cases to Dr. Chayet). If you are reading this and researching and wondering the best solution for a loved one or yourself, you have found it! Michael Pines, Pines Salomon Injury Lawyers, APC, San Diego, California

  • Jocie Corona, October 2018


    Great place! I would totally recommend this place. My husband struggled with finding a eye doctor out in LA that would help him out with his condition, thankfully Codet was able to help. His vision is now doing so much better. Thanks CODET VISION!!

  • Cindy Murphy, October 2018


    Incredible professionalism and service. After 15 years of struggling with issues, the team of physicians at CODET created a care plan that has me feeling better than ever. I hadn't been to Tijuana in 18 years but I am so glad I did. They offer a medical pass for when I drive myself to and from appointments but also have a driver that will pick me up and bring me back. They are amazing and I will continue to work with them for all my vision needs.

  • salvador marcelo, October 2018


    Best service. The staff is very professional, I have no complaints what so ever. Good experience over all.