Mr Patel qualified at Cambridge University. He then went on to complete his postgraduate training in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
At Moorfields, he was a clinical research Fellow – a title he also held at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He won the Moorfields Research Medal for his work in the British Medical Journal on AMD. He also carried out research validating new imaging modalities for the assessment of macular disease.
He has gained an international reputation for providing excellence in patient care with macular disease, and is also actively involved in research for finding novel therapies for the condition.
Mr Patel specialises in advanced treatments for age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, diabetic retinopathy, macular oedema, central serous chorioretinopathy, vitreomacular traction, and other vitreomacular interface disorders.
NHS and Academic Posts
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London; Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow. Medical Retina Clinical Trials Lead Consultant, Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Honorary Senior Research Associate at The Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London.
Mr Patel speaks English, French, and Gujarati.