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Ophthalmology Fellowships at CODET

Ophthalmology Fellowships at CODET

Preparing ophthalmology professionals since 1994

The prestigious CODET Fellowship program offers ophthalmologists an opportunity to earn a subspecialist degree while training in state-of-the-art facilities alongside leading vision care experts.

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Dr. Arturo Chayet, founder of Tijuana-based CODET Vision Institute, introduced this medical fellowship program in 1994. Since then, the prestigious program has trained nearly 100+ ophthalmologists from Mexico, Latin America, the United States, and elsewhere.

The CODET Fellowship is open to doctors who have completed their residency in ophthalmology and seek to further their expertise in a subspecialty field such as:

Tecnología Diagnóstica

During their one- or two-year term fellowship, these doctors-in-training learn under the expert medical team at CODET. While here, fellows perform an extensive number of state-of-the-art procedures and gain hands-on experience with the most modern diagnostic equipment and devices, many of these technologies unique and exclusive to the CODET Vision Institute experience.

After graduation, our fellows bring CODET’s technology and level of care to vision care facilities across Latin America and beyond. And, sometimes, they join the surgical team at CODET.

What to Expect: A Look at the CODET Fellowship


Participate in weekly theory-based academic sessions to further your knowledge in your subspecialty, plus read, analyze, and discuss the latest in ophthalmology literature and industry developments.


Gain plenty of clinical and surgical experience as you consult with patients in our private practice and through our Foundation, Fundación CODET. Observe and perform hundreds of surgeries and procedures during your fellowship.


Join our medical team in investigative research studies and participate in clinical trials, which gives you the opportunity to help advance ophthalmic innovation and even publish your own work in a peer-reviewed journal.

  • 100+
    Fellows trained since inception
  • 1994
    Year of establishment
  • 1,000+
    Surgeries performed annually by Fellows
Dr. Arturo Chayet and CODET Fellow performing an eye surgery

2024 Fellowship Program Convocation

Documents receipt date: Before November 15th, 2024
Selection date:  November 18th to November 25th, 2024
Start of fellowship programs: April 1st, 2025
Introduction course date for those selected: March 18th, 2025

Places available

Anterior Segment: 2
Cornea: 1
Retina and Vitreous: 2
Glaucoma: 1
Pediatric ophthalmology and Strabismus: 1
Oculoplastics: 1

Expand your knowledge and advance your ophthalmology career with CODET.


Become a CODET Fellow

Meet Our Fellows

Dr. David Ballesteros

  • Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit
  • Residency at Centro Médico Nacional de Occidente
  •  Tepic, Nayarit

Dr. Daniela Gómez

  • Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Residency at Programa multicéntrico del Tecnológico de Monterrey
  •  Monterrey, Nuevo León

Dr. Omarys Castillo

  • Universidad de Los Andes
  • Residency at University Hospital de los Andes
  •  El Tigre, Venezuela

Dr. Lorena de la Hoz

    • Universidad Simón Bolivar
    • Residency at Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de La Habana, Hospital Miguel Enríquez
    • Barranquilla, Colombia

Dr. Bayardo Félix

  • Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
  • Residency at Instituto Cubano de Oftalmología ” Ramón Pando Ferrer”
  • Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Dr. Paula González

    • Universidad Anahuac
    • Residency at Instituto Oftalmología Conde de Valenciana
    • Mexico City, Mexico


Dr. Irina Ariza

  • Universidad del Norte
  • Residency at Universidad Militar
  • Barranquilla, Colombia

Dr. Javier Jáuregui

  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
  • Residency at Hospital Benito Juarez, Merida, Yucatan
  • Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Dr. Alejandro Calderón

  • Universidad de Guadalajara
  • Residency at Hospital Gaudencio González Garza “La Raza”
  • Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

Dr. Marycruz Garrido

  • Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo
  • Residency at Hospital Militar Universitario Dr. Carlos Arvelo
  • Santo Domingo, República Dominicana

Dr. Carlos Félix

  • Universidad Anáhuac
  • Residency at  Hospital Universitario General Calixto García
  • Macuspana, Tabasco

Dr. Erick Navarro

  • Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
  • Residency at Hospital General Regional #12 IMSS “Lic. Benito Juárez Garcia” en Mérida, Yucatán.
  • Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Dr. Lia Patino

  • Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas
  • Residency at  Universidad Ricardo Palma
  • Cusco, Perú

Dr. Wellington Mateo

  • Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña
  • Residency at Hospital General Docente Abel Santamaría Cuadrado
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Learning in Action at CODET

See our fellows in action and learn more about our program:

Dr. Ward´s Technique in Bioniko Model
Dr. Sergio Canabrava´s s Four- Flanged Scleral Fixation Technique With Akreos IOL in bioniko models

More About Our Fellows