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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. It 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 ensure 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 in Huntington Beach, CA. Dr. Shah completed additional studying and training in refractive corneal surgery following his residency training in ophthalmology. His extensive training and advanced education make 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 considered a specialist in the complex areas of 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.


For the best outcome, you should choose a surgeon who is up to date with the newest technology available for eye care. At Beach Eye Medical Group we use the latest technologies to correct your vision. We use tested devices on our patients that we know will provide excellent results, and these technologies allow us to customize your treatment to be as unique as your own fingerprint.

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 advanced in his field, and the surgeon doctors choose when it’s time 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 risks is vital. 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 stress-free.

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

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I've been getting my eyes checked every year for 10 years as a Type 1 diabetic. Literally I would walk in they would put some eyedrops in my eyes to dilate my pupils and 10 minutes later the doctor will check my eyes for five minutes and tell me they were in great shape, which they are.

Well my first visit to Beach Eye and I was literally there for 45 minutes being checked and rechecked with all kinds of different machines and tests. I was more than impressed by the thoroughness of what they do. They even took photos of my eyes and showed me how healthy they were and that I wasn't having any problems.

I would highly recommend.