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Mr Praveen Patel - Ophthalmology

Mr Praveen Patel is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in retinal and macular disease.

Based at: Rivers Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

Mr Patel accepts referrals for ophthalmological (eye / eyes) conditions in adults including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion. Urgent or suspected age-related macular degeneration referrals are accepted via fax or phone.

Mr Patel has a special interest in retinal and macular disease and cataract in patients with diseases of the retina.

Mr Patel will see patients from 18 yrs+

Academic background

Mr Patel qualified from Cambridge University and completed his postgraduate training in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He was a clinical research fellow at Moorfields and at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. As one of the lead investigators for the world’s first randomised trial of Avastin for age-related macular degeneration he won the Moorfields Research Medal for his work now published in the British Medical Journal.

He also has a research interest in novel therapies for retinal disease and in multi-modal imaging including optical coherence tomography scanning (OCT).

Mr Patel was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital where he is the lead consultant for Medical Retina clinical trials and retinal imaging. In partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital, he set up the age-related macular degeneration treatment service at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust in Harlow and is the lead consultant for this service.

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

International member of Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

NHS base

Moorfields Eye Hospital & Princess Alexandra Hospital

01279 212952