Rio Grande Valley Office
Dr. Raul Peña, MD, is an experienced ophthalmologist who provides cataract surgery and other refractive surgeries to patients in the Rio Grande Valley. At his premier ophthalmology practice, the Peña Eye Institute, Dr. Peña uses the latest in laser vision correction technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to restore clarity of vision to patients whose sight is clouded by cataracts.
Peña Eye Institute's front desk
Unlike traditional cataract surgery, which involves a blade, the laser cataract surgery procedure Dr. Peña performs uses a femtosecond laser with near-infrared light to create the incision in the cornea and break up the cataract so that it can then be removed. For years now, lasers have been used in LASIK surgery, and now they are revolutionizing cataract surgery, making the procedure up to 10 times more precise and accurate than ever before.
Dr. Peña's skilled implantation of multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs), which replace the eye's cataractous (cloudy) lenses, helps improve the patient's overall quality of life by providing clear sight at multiple distances. He also offers the option of a Crystalens lens implant, which corrects presbyopia (the loss of near vision as a result of aging).
Dr. Peña believes in giving personalized attention to each of his patients, and that is why he takes the time to provide them with detailed information on the cataract surgery procedure, or any vision correction procedure they may be considering, beforehand. In so doing, Dr. Peña has become known for creating a comfortable, open environment where patients feel secure and confident with the high quality of care they are receiving.
If you have blurry or otherwise impaired vision due to cataracts, schedule an appointment with Dr. Peña by contacting his premier eye surgery center, the Peña Eye Institute, at (877) 880-4136.Email the Surgeon
"Dr. Peña and his staff were terrific, they took great care of me before and after my surgery...I would definitely recommend Dr. Peña to my family and friends." Eddie Lucio, Jr., Texas State Senator (District 27)
"Dr. Peña is the best. He gave me the greatest gift of all, my sight back. Now I see better than 20/20, and don't have to hassle with contacts or glasses." Brenna Gethers, American Idol S5 Finalist
"Peña vision is awesome! It's like having your glasses on but you don't. I see better now! 20/15, that's better than 20/20. This is better than what I could see before with glasses." Stephen Peña, Dr. Peña's Son
"I visited the local doctors and their staff. The Peña Eye Institute is top-notch. I encourage all considering IntraLasik to visit with Doctor Raul Peña." Donald Crisp
"Prior to the surgery, my lifestyle was being greatly affected by my use of contacts and/or glasses. Should I return to Iraq, the concerns of keeping my contacts clean and eyes free of infection or disease will no longer be a fear. My only regret is I didn't do it sooner. Thanks to Dr. Peña and his Eye Institute, I have my life back and I'll be able to enjoy seeing my kids a whole lot better." Andres Garza
"Before the IntraLASIK procedure I could not see far, but after the procedure I could see near and distant objects. It's great not having to wear glasses anymore. Dr. Peña did a great job." Noelia Olivarez
Raul A. Peña is the
official IntraLasik Surgeon
for the Dallas Cowboys
Dr. Raul Peña attended the University of Cincinnati, where he served as Chief Resident of Ophthalmology. He also trained at Scott and White Memorial Hospital at the Texas A&M College of Medicine and conducted research at the Retina Institute of Maryland in Baltimore. At his laser surgery eye center, Peña Eye Institute, Dr. Peña provides blade-free laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, and anterior segment surgery to patients in McAllen, Texas and throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Dr. Peña is also proud to have the exclusive designation of being the only official IntraLASIK surgeon for the Dallas Cowboys, having successfully performed IntraLASIK surgery on many players. He has also successfully performed IntraLASIK surgery on countless other football players from Houston. Dr. Peña delights in helping people from all walks of life achieve an overall better quality of life through clearer vision and a reduced dependency on glasses and contact lenses.
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