I would recommend Dr. Valdez as his education and skills as the only retinologist/ surgeon in Belize. I believe I would feel safer with a specialist than a general practioner, I have heard lots of stories about Hoye, not many good. Cateract surgery is pretty simple and I am sure Hoye does a good job, but when things go wrong patients end up with Dr. Valdez to correct. Valdez cost a bit more, but you get what you pay for, in my opinion the man is a geniuous, after spending over $10 k, here and in the U.S. 3 hospital stays knowone could dignoise an illness I had several yrs ago. I also had lost most my vision with the high fevers etc. He after 4 months of illness gave me a proper dignosis.