CODET Vision Institute

Tijuana, Mexico

Tijuana, Mexico

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CODET Vision Institute is a specialized ophthalmology clinic that is located within a 35,000 sq. ft, 4-story facility in Tijuana, Mexico. The clinic has performed over 60,000 ophthalmology procedures since its establishment in 1987, using cutting-edge techniques and technologies.

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 on the premises.


CODET Vision Institute is located in the city of Tijuana, 7 km from Tijuana International Airport. The clinic can be easily reached from the US, particularly from San Diego, as it is located just 2 km from the US-Mexican border.

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


13 procedures in Ophthalmology


(13 procedures)
$ 2,600 - $ 5,275

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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from $ 6,495

Cornea Transplant

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  • A cornea transplant is a surgical procedure performed to remove a damaged cornea and replace it with a healthy donor cornea. The cornea is a protective layer on eye which may be fully or partially removed, depending on the extent of damage.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    The ophthalmologist may want to arrange a follow up appointment a few days after the procedure, but you can discuss with them if you need to travel earlier.

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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

  • Jesús Alfredo Sandoval Bejarano, February 2017


    Great service, highly recomended, good coustomer service...

  • Selene Gutierrez, January 2017


    Horrible, my appointment was at 2:00pm and I got out of there at 5:30pm I waited 11/2 hours at the lobby, they don't let you know what is going on. I was supposed to have pre operatory tests, and I let the staff know since the beginning, well they almost do the surgery with out those tests and they had to take me out of the surgery room to go back and have those tests done. Then they have 3 patients at the time so I don't know where the personalized attention they claim to have with each patient is when it comes to this. The "nurse" uses the same pair of gloves to "clean" the patients eyes, use her cell phone and cough a little on her hands. I got up and asked to speak with my doctor. The doctor came out and talked to me and I expressed my concern about the hygiene, I mean, my eyes were about to have an incision! they all looked bothered because I kept asking questions and delaying the procedure, once you are in the pre operatory room they speed up the process, they didn't explain what was going on, they reprehended me when I complain how uncomfortable and painful it was, they kept telling me that I was just nervous that the pain I felt was not possible because I had anesthesia, and that I should stop forcing the muscles of my face, the laser felt like the worst burn ever! When they are done they rush you out of the room so they can have the next patient, and of course right after they want your money, that was a fast process after they they had me waiting in the lobby for 1 1/2 hours! and none of them wanted to take responsibility for anything the receptionist even told me "Oh well I don't know is not my fault". The doctor never provided me with a receipt. When I thought I could leave the put me in another room because I had to wait for the doctor to check my eyes before I go home. My eyes were burning and I was in a lot of pain so I just started crying, none of the nurses asked me if I was ok or if I need it anything. Then they rush into the room I was with a female patient that was in panic, crying, and hyperventilating, so one of the nurses just graved me by the arm and put me in the hall and told me to wait there I was not able to open my eyes at all. I asked for the doctor and they told me he was performing more surgeries, that he would be out in a minute, well that took another 20 minutes of being in that hall alone crying and in pain. When my husband went to take I could hear in his voice that he was pissed so he asked the doctor why I was crying, I couldn't even speak and the doctor told him that it was normal for the eyes to cry a lot after the surgery but that I would be more that happy after two days. Well in two days I was blind I couldn't open my eyes at all after 3 days I had very blurry vision. I got well after two weeks, now it's been a month, I can see well except at night I can't drive because I still see halos and too much glare, so I didn't get the perfect results the doctor promised me so much. If I were to need an adjustment, I prefer to wear glasses rather than step in that horrible clinic again. I don't understand how the other patients that were with me never complained about the nurse cleaning their eyes! seriously! and still thinking that they received the best service ever?! any ways I felt like in the movie Priority Report in the part where Tom Cruise switch his eyes in the doctors apartment with a dirty nurse that goes to the bathroom and doesn't wash her hands, It sort of feel like that.

  • Gary Lavin, January 2017


    Had cataract surgery here with outstanding results, 20 / 20 vision and no reading glasses needed anymore. At least 2 years ahead of US thanks to FDA.

  • Elizabeth Crötte, November 2016



  • fernando escalante, October 2016


    Do you want great vision? You must come to this place! I brought my mom here from San Diego, for a near vision surgery, she has an implant in both eyes. Now not wearing glasses is one of the happiest things that could have happened to her, shes 55 years old, so you can imagine. Next month I'll be there for a LASIK surgery, so excited! Also the staff was super friendly, thank you Dr. Chayet!
    The place is very nice, clean and really close to the border and very easy to get to.

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