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Mr Nishal Patel 04532985

Ophthalmology

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Specialises in

  • Medical
  • Refractive surgery
  • Surgical
  • Surgical retinal

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Mr Nishal Patel is a Consultant Ophthalmic Eye Surgeon with a successful well recognized private clinical and surgical practice based in Kent at the BMI Chaucer Hospital. He is one the most senior experienced staff In the Eye Department at the East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust, having worked in the NHS for over 25 years.

In 1998, he graduated in Medicine with several prize honors in surgery at the Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine. This led to gaining further ophthalmic experience and training which he received at centres of excellence at prominent well-respected establishments such as Moorfields Eye Hospital and King’s College Hospital and School of Medicine. Through the mentorship and guidance from recognized London based professorial experts and surgeons in their fields nationally and internationally, he was able to build a solid foundation in ocular surgery. The research he carried out at the Institute of Ophthalmology, Univeristy College London in the field of Age Related Macular Degeneration in 2003 resulted in several publications in multiple international and national journals. He was bestowed with esteemed recognition from the Royal Society of Medicine, leading to award of Doctrate in Medicine from University of London in 2005 and prize Awards from the completion of the Royal College of Ophthalmology Fellowship training in London.

Mr Patel has established his reputation as a world recognized ophthalmologist at local, regional, national and international levels, presenting his excellent outcomes of surgery and novel techniques at the cutting edge of technology in the field of Ophthalmology. He continues to provide a comprehensive general and specialist ophthalmic service locally and is frequently asked to provide patient led discussions from organizations such as the Macular Society and the Kent Association for the Blind (KAB) on an annual basis. This allows patients engagement to access the highest quality of care available for their eye care.

As an experienced surgeon, he is a specialist in cataract surgery, lens replacement surgery and intraocular lens implantation with both monofocal and multifocal lens technology. This allows patients with routine and complex surgical needs to have the best qualified surgeon to discuss their procedures with a balanced neutral outcome that be mutually appropriate. He has been involved in lens surgery for over 20 years with knowledge of benefits and risks from most commonly used manufacturers of prosthetic implants. This has often meant teaching senior experienced and junior surgeons on techniques of surgery. This indicates that he is able to manage most complex cases that he encounters in his practice.

He has set up clinical trials within the local NHS Trust and is a chief investigator in several local and multi-centre trials for conditions affecting the eye such as cataract and the back of the eye retinal diseases. Mr Patel is highly skilled and qualified in specialist retinal diseases particularly age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, uveitis (iritis) and genetic retinal diseases having significant experience in laser and injection therapy.

The overall care provided by him enables patients with singular or co-existing ocular diseases to be managed as a whole with a specific centric approach. He customizes care and ensures treatments are carried out in a convenient timely manner. Mr Patel is a kind dedicated eye surgeon who takes pride in knowing that his patients are fully informed and kept abreast of modern investigations and treatments. He values the feedback he receives as this enables optimized care for all the patients with an emphasis on world class delivery of ophthalmic surgical care.

Areas of interest

Cataract surgery; Refractive clear lens extraction; Medical retina diseases such as AMD, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, uveitis; Inherited retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, macular dystrophies; Intravitreal injections of complex biological drugs such as ranibizumab (lucentis), bevacizumab (avastin), aflibercept (eylea), dexamethasone (ozurdex), fluocetonide (iluvein); YAG capsulotomy and iridotomy; Indirect retinal laser treatment using slit lamp and head mounted therapy.

He has set up clinical trials at this Trust and is a chief investigator in several local and multi-centre trials for diseases affecting the retina.

As an innovator in surgical techniques, devices and translational medicine, he has intellectual property submissions to the research department with pending patents on retinal imaging analysis and is currently engaged in studies on Artificial Intelligence algorithms in Ocular Coherence Tomography and therapies for ocular diseases.

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Procedures completed

  • C7122

    Ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataract, with lens implant - unilateral (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (5-50)

    Chaucer Hospital (The) (5-50)

  • C7340

    Yag laser photodisruption of posterior capsule of lens (including laser capsulotomy) - unilateral - (1-5)

    Chaucer Hospital (The) (1-5)

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