Mehul Patel, M.D., M.Sc.

Mehul Patel, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Mehul Patel is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who evaluates and manages eye diseases both medically and surgically.  He specializes in refractive cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. He understands the delicacy and complexity of the eye as well as the importance of having good vision for as long as possible.


Dr. Patel received his M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at Howard University Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology in Washington, D.C. He has also earned a master’s degree in Global Health from the University of Oxford and spent one year conducting ophthalmic public health research in Hong Kong.


Dr. Patel has a passion for cataract surgery and optimizing vision.  He is thorough and strives to make sure that the patient is very well informed about their diagnoses and options when it comes to surgery. His research interests focus on optimizing refractive outcomes for patients undergoing cataract surgery. Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati and Hindi and is actively involved in mission work, having spent time providing medical and ophthalmic care in several countries including East Timor, India and Haiti.

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Patient Reviews

  • Dr. Patel is an extremely thorough physician and ophthalmologist who cares deeply about his patients. He is friendly, timely and very professional. He successfully completed cataract surgery in both my eyes and the difference is amazing! I highly recommend Dr. Patel for your ophthalmologist.

    Anne Smitherman

    Dr. Patel successfully removed my cataracts from both eyes. The surgeries were spaced out by two weeks, staring on July 9, 2020.
    I have elected the use of laser for the surgeries. While use of laser equipment make the surgery more expensive, after reading eye surgery reviews, I was convinced that laser was the way to go.
    Dr. Patel agreed, and I am happy with the choice I made.
    Both eye surgeries were a surprisingly painless and a smooth running experience.
    Dr. Patel greeted me and made sure that all preparations were completed, and that I was comfortable. The next thing I noticed was, that I was in the operating room and the surgery was in progress. A few minutes later, the surgery was completed.
    After a recovery time, Dr. Patel checked me again, and reassured me that all went well. I had a post op appointment with him the next day.

    In retrospect, I know now that I should have had this surgery done years ago. But I was dragging my feet.
    The dramatic improvements of my eye sight after the surgery is hard to describe.
    There were no complications after my surgeries.
    This is particularly significant, because I am a 88 year old male.
    At my age, I was a high risk patient for this delicate eye surgery.
    For this reason alone, I fully appreciate the successful surgery.
    I give full credit to Dr. Patel for his skilled surgery techniques, and want to take this opportunity to express my warmest thanks and appreciation for his care and the removal of my cataracts.
    I can highly recommend him to anyone in need for cataract surgery.

    Peter Spyers-Duran
  • EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE with Dr. Mehul Patel... My surgery went perfectly .. His explanation of the issue with my eye, the corrective surgery plan and care afterwords is exceptional.. He puts your mind at ease and I felt 100% comfortable under his care. A+++++++++++

    Srinath Nanduri

    My name is William Scott Peterson. I am a patient of Dr. Patel. My experience has been excellent with Dr. Patel and UCF Health. Dr. Patel inspires confidence and creates a stress-free experience. I have just completed the second cataract/lens implant surgeries. I could not be more pleased with the results and the experience. I highly recommend Dr. Patel.

    Will Cox



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