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

  • Elizabeth Aguilar, June 2018


    Hace aproximadamente 4 anos me habian operado mi ojo derecho en una Clinica de Tijuana, desde que sali de la operacion mi vision no estaba bien, seguia teniendo algo de problema con mi vision, y entonces cuando fui a revision de la operacion me dijo el Dr que necesitaba anteojos para poder mejor, y asi lo hice me prescribio unos anteojos los cuales los compre en su clinica, al pasar el tiempo empeze a tener nuevamente problemas con mi vision.

    Fue entonces que investigue en el internet y Dios puso en mi busqueda al Dr. Chayet, investigue su carrera y me quede maravillada de la gran eminencia, en conocimiento y en su enorme valor espiritual, ya que el adonado a la humanidad descubrimientos en cuanto el Laser (El Dr. CHAYET ES EL PIONERO EN LA TECNICA DE OPERAR LOS OJOS CON RAYOS LASER)

    Y bien me puse en contacto con la Clinica y todo su personal es muy amable, eficiente y atentos, se siente uno ttanquilo confiado ya que en la consulta que tuve con el Dr Chayet el me dio toda la informacion respecto a mi caso y me dijo que es lo que yo podia esperar de resultado de la operacion me hablo con sinceridad y me dijo te pusieron un lente patito, no es de buena calidad y ni es el que necesitabas, voy a tratar de quitarlo y ponerte un lente multifocal, sino veo que no es posible llevarlo a cabo por el tiempo que tienes con ese lente , entonces no te cobro lo de la operacioN.

    Llego el dia de la operacion, y para mi fue un milagro lo que hizo el Dr Chayet desde que sali de la operacion vi como nunca habia podido hacerlo desde hace muchos anos, me devolvio algo muy importante como es la vision de mi ojo derecho, y no hubo necesidad de prescribirme lentes, por lo tanto quede fascinada.

    Y en cuanto fui a la primera revision, les pregunte cuanto tiempo tenia que esperar para que me interviniera mi ojo izquierdo que ya tambien presentaba problemas en mi vision, me dijeron qne cuanto Ud se sienta lista, y mi respuesta fue por favor programen mi cita para la operacion, al mes me opero el Dr Chayet mi ojo izquierdo, y cuando fui a revision me dijo necesitamos hacer una limpieza con rayo Laser y le pregunte cuanto va a ser por esa limpieza y me dijo nada, ya esta cubierto con lo que pagastes.

    Recomiendo ampliamente al Dr CHAYET y a todo su equipo,.

    En este momento, que estoy escribiendo este comentario, me comento mi amiga Ruby que su Mami tiene carnosidad en un ojo, inmediatamente saque mi cel y llame para preguntar que costo tiene esa intervencion asi como que dia puede tener su cita, y con gusto lo voy a seguir recomendando a todas las personas que necesiten una operacion en sus ojos. Dios bendiga al Dr Chayet.

    Elizabeth Aguilar

  • Oscar Burakoff, May 2018


    I had LASIK surgery a few days ago and it was an amazing experience with CODET. It is a top notch institution, very professional, and with great customer service. I was in and out within 1.5 hours of arriving. Highly recommended!!

  • Saul Liang, March 2018


    Best customer service from reception up to your surgery. Every last detail will be remembered. Surgery went perfectly. Painless. Doctor works with assistants and take care of you the entire time. Worth every penny.

  • iker amaya, March 2018


    Just had lazer surgery and I couldn’t be happier! CODET center is amazing, the doctors and staff are super efficient, nice and professional. I’ve already recommended family and friends to go there.

    For those of you traveling to CODET from afar...We stayed at Hotel Lucerna which is only 5 minutes away. Super convenient, nice, good food, good service.

  • Sagi Hebron, February 2018


    Amazing and warm staff. Best price. Doesn't get more professional than Dr. Chayet. I live in San Diego and it was worth the trip 100%