Dr. Shyam Patel, Ophthalmologist, Fairfield, NJ

Dr. Shyam Patel

Dr. Shyam Patel

MD Cataract, Cornea, & Refractive Surgeon
Fairfield, NJ
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Dr. Shyam Patel Bio

Dr. Shyam Patel, MD, Ophthalmologist , Fairfield, NJspecializes in cataract surgery, ocular surface and corneal disorders, corneal transplants, and laser vision correction. His interest lies in the management of cataract and corneal diseases, such as keratoconus and infectious keratitis, laser vision correction (PRK and LASIK), full thickness keratoplasty, and endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK, DMEK). Dr. Patel's educational and training background is quite impressive. Here's a summary of his journey: Medical Education and Dual Degree: Dr. Shyam Patel, MD, Ophthalmologist , Fairfield, NJearned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. Notably, Dr. Shyam Patel, MD, Ophthalmologist , Fairfield, NJ also pursued a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the UAB Collat School of Business concurrently with his medical studies. This dual-degree approach suggests a well-rounded understanding of both medical and business aspects. Ophthalmology Residency: Following medical school, Dr. Patel completed his ophthalmology residency at Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. This residency would have provided him with comprehensive training in the field of ophthalmology, including exposure to various eye conditions and surgical techniques. Fellowship Training: Dr. Shyam Patel, MD, Ophthalmologist , Fairfield, NJ undertook specialized fellowship training at Eye Consultants of Atlanta, focusing on corneal, anterior segment, and refractive surgery. This additional training indicates his commitment to honing expertise in specific areas within ophthalmology. Research and Scholarly Contributions: During his training, Dr. Shyam Patel, MD, Ophthalmologist , Fairfield, NJ was actively engaged in research and academic endeavors. He authored and presented over 20 publications, ranging from clinical pictures and case reports to more in-depth studies and book chapters. This suggests a dedication to advancing knowledge and contributing to the field. Dr. Patel's educational path and involvement in research showcase his commitment to excellence and continuous learning in the field of ophthalmology. If you have any specific questions or if there's more you'd like to know, feel free to ask! Dr. Patel specializes in the following at our Fairfield location: Surgical treatments for complex cataracts Management of corneal diseases, such as corneal dystrophies, infectious keratitis and neurotrophic keratopathy Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for keratoconus All-laser LASIK and PRK Corneal transplants – full thickness keratoplasty and endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK, DMEK) Dr. Patel is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Cornea Society. He is also an attending physician at St. Barnabas Medical Center.

Dr. Shyam Patel, MD, Ophthalmologist , Fairfield, NJ Is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of America, American Ophthalmological Society and the American Medical Association

Keywords: retina, macular disease, vitreous humour, ASCRS,  vitreoretinal surgery, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, Glaucoma Scleral Buckle Repair, Glaucoma and Retinal Detachment Symptoms, Retina 

Dr. Shyam Patel, MD, Ophthalmologist , Fairfield, NJ


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Our eye works a lot like a camera. In order for us to see clearly, the Cornea has light has to be focused by a lens. We are all born with a lens inside our eye that does this job for us and in early life it is crystal clear. As we age, this lens can become cloudy and begin to block light or create blur. We call this change in the lens a “cataract”.

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