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Mr Nishal Patel

Ophthalmology

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Specialises in

  • Medical
  • Paediatric
  • Refractive surgery
  • Surgical
  • Surgical retinal

About me

Mr Nishal Patel is a Consultant Ophthalmic Eye Surgeon based at the East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust.
He also provides a comprehensive general and specialist ophthalmic services at the Kent and Canterbury and William Harvey Hospitals specializing in Cataract surgery and Retinal diseases.
Mr Patel has established his reputation as a world recognised ophthalmic surgeon with collaborations in local, regional, national and international academic institutions.
He is an expert eye surgeon highly skilled in managing patients that have ocular symptoms.
These include itching, dry eyes, blurred vision, double vision, watery eyes, pain, discomfort around or inside of the eye and any other unique presentation.
He is extremely proficient in cataract surgery and clear lens extraction with refractive lens insertion. As a specialist in complex retinal diseases including Dry and Wet age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, uveitis (iritis) and genetic retinal diseases he has global experience in laser and injection therapy over a career spanning 20 years.

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 is actively involved in leading innovation. Research and Education and has supervised Consultant Surgeons and junior surgeons in teaching the techniques of cataract surgery.
At present, his portfolio of clinical trials with other collaborators include over 50 studies with international publication in over 40 peer review journals and he holds a teaching position as Senior Lecturer at Kings College School of Medicine in London and at University of Kent.

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)

    BMI The Chaucer Hospital (5-50)

  • C7340

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

    BMI The Chaucer Hospital (1-5)

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