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Choosing The Best Cataract Surgeon

When it’s time for cataract surgery, choosing the right eye surgeon is an important decision that could mean the difference between an acceptable outcome and a great one. Finding an experienced, successful surgeon is particularly important if you want to decrease your need for eyeglasses after your cataract procedure.

Freedom from eyeglasses after cataract surgery requires the use of premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) that may require your cataract surgeon to have special expertise and experience with this sort of IOL to insure a good outcome. Here are some of our tips on finding the best cataract surgeon for you:

Board Certified Doctor

Look for a surgeon who is qualified to practice ophthalmology such as Dr. Samir Shah who is a licensed and board certified surgical ophthalmologist here in Huntington Beach. Dr. Shah also completed extra studying and training in refractive corneal surgery after his residency training in ophthalmology making him the foremost expert in both ophthalmology and corneal surgery.

Training and Credentials

With the additional 3 years Dr. Shah spent in studying and training refractive corneal surgery, he is consider the specialist for refractive and cataract surgery. The national average complication rate in ophthalmology surgery is 2-3%, whereas Dr. Shah’s complication rate is under 0.5%. This is why Dr. Shah was voted by his peers as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists and Leading Physicians of the World.


Choose a surgeon who is up to date with the newest technology available for eye care. At Beach Eye Medical Group we only use the very best and latest technology to correct your vision. We use tested devices on our patients that we know will provide excellent results. These technologies allow us to customize your treatment to be as unique as your own finger print.

Patient Reviews

Patient reviews and testimonials are the best way to learn about a surgeon’s success rate, practice and personality. There are plenty of resources online that share patient reviews of surgeons. At Beach Eye Medical Group, you will find that Dr. Shah is the “doctor’s doctor”. He is the surgeon doctors go to when they need to care for their own eyes.


Above all, find a surgeon you feel comfortable with. A surgeon’s ability to properly communicate the benefits and risks of eye surgery, as well as the specifics of the procedure and what to expect during and after, should not be underestimated. A good surgeon should be able to guide you through the entire process. Our cataract surgeon takes a highly personalized approach and puts the patient first.

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Samir Shah at Beach Eye Medical Group in Orange County – call (714) 965-9696. Drawing upon his wealth of experience and superior surgical skill in performing all types of cataract surgery, Dr. Shah will help you determine which surgical approach will best meet your needs. He takes the unique needs of each patient into account before recommending any type of surgery. Rest assured that you will be given the expert guidance you need to make this important decision easier for yourself.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment – call (714) 965-9696.