Cornea & Cataract Specialist
Dr. Patel is a Jacksonville native and has opened a private practice, Eagle Eyecare, in Riverside focusing on cornea, cataract and comprehensive eye care. He was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from the Bolles School. His roots and family have brought him back to Jacksonville.
He completed his undergraduate degree with Honors at the University of Miami. He then received his M.D. from the University of Florida. Dr. Patel was then accepted into a competitive ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida. He went on to complete a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the prestigious Shiley Eye Center at the University of California San Diego, under the guidance of Dr. David Schanzlin and Dr. Stuart Brown. While at the University of California San Diego, he served as a Clinical Instructor providing academic and clinical care.
He then worked with NY Laser Group in New York City and taught residents surgery at Cornell University. After returning to his hometown, Dr. Patel worked with Bowden Eye Associates.
Dr. Patel is a board certified ophthalmic surgeon and fellowship trained in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery. Dr. Patel’s surgical interests include custom cataract and anterior segment surgery, cornea transplants, and LASIK. His hobbies include running, traveling, and sports.