Mr Amit Patel
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MB BCh, FRCOphth
I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. I specialise in Corneal and Cataract surgery. My special interests include customised cataract surgery and lamellar corneal transplantation. I have published several book chapters and papers in peer reviewed journals and presented numerous papers and posters at scientific meetings. I have also been an invited speaker at various national and international conferences and achieved several awards and prizes for my work.
Since my appointment in 2011, I have set up and established corneal transplant surgery at the Trust and also lead the Cataract and Corneal Service. I obtained my postgraduate training in eminent teaching centres in Wales, Yorkshire and London. I was awarded the prestigious Pfizer Ophthalmic Fellowship Award by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and undertook further subspecialty training in corneal transplant and laser refractive surgery with world renowned surgeons in Italy and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Amit Patel at Spire include:
I also offer collagen crosslinking treatment, multifocal intraocular lenses, refractive/clear lens surgery, astigmatism correction, cataract surgery following previous refractive (LASIK, LASEK, PRK, RK) surgery, corneal transplantation pterygium surgery and I treat contact lens related problems.
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
British Society for Refractive Surgery (BSRS) - President
United Kingdom & Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS)
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS)
British Medical Association (BMA)
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (Solihull Hospital, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital). Honorary Senior Lecturer at Aston University.
I am married with two children. In my spare time (when I find it), I enjoy swimming, sketching, bonsai trees and spending it with family. I also have an interest in motor racing and flying light aircraft.