Mr Patel

  • Macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Retina
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular oedema
  • Intravitreal injection

Mr Praveen Patel

GMC: 4476757

Mr Praveen Patel is an internationally recognised London ophthalmologist specialising in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy. He is known for his outstanding patient care, and his expertise in treating macular diseases, particularly AMD, a condition which he is actively involved in researching. He was awarded the Moorfields Research Medal for his work in the British Medical Journal on AMD, and is a member of various ophthalmological organisations. Mr Patel is one of the lead consultants for clinical trials in macular disease at Moorfields Eye Hospital, where he also has his private practice.

  • Professional experience

    • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
    • Specialty Lead Ophthalmology, NIHR Clinical Research Network: NorthThames (2014–2015)
  • Education

    • MD(Res)
    • MA(Cantab), University of Cambridge Pharmacology; Medicine
    • MBBChir(Cantab), University of Cambridge Pharmacology; Medicine (1992–1997)
  • Professional membership

    • FRCOphth (Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
    • International member of Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO)
    • International member of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
  • Teaching posts

    • Honorary Senior Research Associate, The Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
  • Prizes and awards

    • Moorfields Research Medal (for his work in the British Medical Journal on AMD)

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Angiography
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Coloboma
  • Colour blindness
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Cornea
  • Cornea guttata
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Dark circles
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dry eye
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Exophthalmos (bulging eyes)
  • Eye allergies
  • Eye examination
  • Eye floaters
  • Eyelid malpositions
  • Fuchs' dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Intravitreal injection
  • Keratoconus
  • Lens Replacement
  • Low vision
  • Macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Macular hole
  • Macular oedema
  • Myopia
  • OCT (optical coherence tomography)
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Oculoplastics
  • Open angle glaucoma
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium and pinguecula
  • Ptosis (droopy eye)
  • Retina
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Retinopathy
  • Second medical opinion
  • Stye
  • Uveitis
  • Vision therapy
  • Visual impairment
  • Watery eyes

Make an appointment


  • The Rivers Hospital
    The Rivers Hospital, High Wych Road CM21 0HH - Sawbridgeworth
    (+44) 2039342069
  • London Medical
    49 Marylebone High Street W1U 5HJ - London (Central London)
    (+44) 2039342071
  • Moorfields Private Outpatient Centre
    Moorfields Private Outpatient Centre, 9-11 Bath St EC1V 9LF - London (Central London)
    (+44) 2039342070
  • Eyesight at the Hertfordshire Clinic
    Eyesight at the Hertfordshire Clinic, The Mailings AL1 3YS - St Albans
    (+44) 01727898162


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Although it’s very rare, colour blindness can develop later in life. Diseases or eye conditions can damage the optic nerve or the retina of the eye and lead to acquired colour blindness. Mr Praveen Patel, an internationally recognised ophthalmologist in London, tells us more about this condition.

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Why are diabetic patients at risk of eye disease?

If you have diabetes then it is vital to have regular eye-checks to monitor whether you are developing diabetic eyes. Leading ophthalmologist Mr Praveen Patel explains why diabetic patients are at risk of the disease and how they can prevent it.

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Is it possible to avoid AMD?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects over half a million people in the UK and is on the rise. We asked internationally recognised ophthalmologist Mr Praveen Patel what is behind this increase and if there is anything that patients can do to reduce their risk.

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Age-related macular degeneration and low vision

Low vision is when visual impairment cannot be corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses. One of the common causes of low vision is macular degeneration (AMD). One of our leading eye surgeons Mr Praveen Patel explains the importance of catching symptoms of AMD early.

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What causes retinal detachment?

Retinal detachment is a potentially devastating, sight-destroying eye condition. If not treated quickly, it can cause permanent loss of sight. What causes this debilitating condition? Top ophthalmologist Praveen Patel explains...

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What is retinal vein occlusion?

RVO is one of the most common causes of sudden painless loss of vision. Expert ophthalmologist Mr Praveen Patel gives us the facts about retinal vein occlusion.

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Can diabetes make me blind?

Can diabetes cause blindness? Discover diabetic retinopathy - a form of diabetic eye disease. Part of Praveen J Patel's series on 5 eye conditions you should know about.

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  • I had a very thorough and helpful consultation with Mr Patel. He was able to reassure me about my condition & the NHS treatment I have been receiving.