Por qué es un doctor de primer nivel/Professional statement/Perché è un dottore di prim’ordine

Mr Praveen Patel is an internationally-revered and award-winning consultant ophthalmologist based in central London, Bath, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire and St Albans. He specialises in macular degeneration (AMD), retinas and retinal vein occlusion alongside diabetic retinopathy, macular oedema and intravitreal injection. He privately practices for Moorfields Private Outpatients Centre, The Rivers Hospital, London Medical and the Eyesight Clinic at the Redbourn Health Centre. He also works for the NHS at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital in London.

Mr Patel is passionate about providing cutting-edge treatments for patients on the NHS and privately. He is the lead consultant for medical retina clinical trials and retinal imaging at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the age-related macular degeneration treatment service at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust, in partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital. 

Mr Patel, who has a special interest in cataracts and retinal and macular disease, qualified from Cambridge University in 1997 with a first class degree. This was followed by postgraduate training in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.   
Mr Patel has an esteemed reputation for excellence in patient care for macular disease, including the use of the injectable medications Lucentis, Eylea and Ozurdex as well as Avastin. Verteporfin photodynamic therapy and advanced macular laser treatments are also incorporated into his skilful practice. His clinical research reflects his expertise to the highest standard; Mr Patel won the Moorfields Research Medal for his work, as one of the lead investigators for the world's first randomised trial of Avastin for age-related macular degeneration, which was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

His research work has also extended to validating new imaging modalities for the assessment of macular disease and he is a clinical research fellow at Moorfields and at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

Mr Patel's work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals and he is an international member of the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO) and member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM). He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Especialista en

Macular degeneration (AMD)

What is macular degeneration? The macula is the part of the eye that provides us with clear vision. As we grow, its function loses its abilitie...



Retinal vein occlusion

What is retinal vein occlusion? Retinal vein occlusion is a blockage in the vein that carries blood away from the retina. ...

Diabetic retinopathy


Macular oedema

What is macular oedema? Macular oedema is an eye disease that causes fluid to build up in the macula, the part of the eye that provides clear, ...

Intravitreal injection


Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • 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 floaters
  • Eyelid malpositions
  • Fuchs' dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Intravitreal injection
  • Keratoconus
  • Lens replacement (intraocular lenses)
  • Low vision
  • Macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Macular hole
  • Macular oedema
  • Myopia
  • OCT (optical coherence tomography)
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Oculoplastics
  • Open angle glaucoma
  • Paediatric ophthalmology
  • 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

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  • 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 Clinic at the Redbourn Health Centre
    1 Hawkes Dr, Redbourn AL3 7BL - St Albans
    (+44) 01727227013

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