About Mr Patel

Training & Experience

Mr Patel graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine (UWCM) in 1999 and then completed his postgraduate ophthalmic training at teaching centres in Wales, Yorkshire and London.

Subsequently he spent two years training with world-renowned surgeons both in Italy and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London where he developed his skills in the latest corneal transplantation techniques. Mr Patel also gained valuable experience of dealing with complex corneal and cataract surgery, external eye disease and refractive surgery procedures.

Mr Patel has had the privilege and honour of operating on his ophthalmic surgeon colleagues and many of their family members.

Research and Teaching

Mr Patel has published several scientific papers and book chapters and has presented many papers at medical conferences all over the world.

He trains junior doctors in cataract surgery and corneal transplantation techniques, is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Aston University, Birmingham and regularly holds teaching sessions for General Practitioners and Optometrists.

Awards & Prizes

  • International Ophthalmologist Education Award - American Academy of Ophthalmology (2016)
  • Clinical Excellence Award – Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (2015)
  • Best of Show Award - American Academy of Ophthalmology (2010)
  • Best Video Award – European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (2010)
  • Best Paper Prize - American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (2010)
  • Best Paper Award – Cornea Society & Eye Bank Association of America Joint Meeting (2009)
  • Best Paper Prize – British Society for Refractive Surgery (2009)
  • Pfizer Ophthalmic Fellowship Award – Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2008)
  • 1st Prize - Kestrel Challenge Cup (2007)
  • 1st Prize - Brian Harcourt Prize Presentation (2002)

Professional Bodies

Mr Patel is affiliated to the following National & International Professional Bodies:

  • Member of American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS)
  • Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Past President of British Society for Refractive Surgery (BSRS)
  • Member of European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
  • Member of International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
  • Ex-Council Member of Medical Contact Lens & Ocular Surface Association (MCLOSA)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
What our clients think
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  • “Dear Dr Patel, thank you for your assurance for my procedure and mostly I would like to express my gratitude for the excellent skill and caring attitude you brought to the whole experience.”

  • “Thank you for being very supportive over the time I have been a patient. The time and energy you have invested in me has been appreciated. Keep up the good work….”

  • “Many thanks for your speedy help with my contact lens crisis!”

  • “Dr Patel, I would like to thank you and all of the team for the wonderful care I received having my corneal grafts, cataract surgery and follow up treatment. I am so grateful to be able to see so much better. What wonderful work you all do. Many thanks.”

  • “Just to say thank you for looking after (my son). Your kindness couldn’t be more appreciated”

  • “I am now able to see the smallest print! Thank you so much for your clever work.”

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