Central Florida Medical Guide: Lake Nona Ophthalmology

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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” This quote by Henry David Thoreau is something that Dr. Chirag Patel of Lake Nona Ophthalmology lived by when pursuing his dream of helping others through medicine.

Dr. Patel attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate and medical degrees. He then completed a one-year training program in internal medicine at Richmond University Medical Center and a three-year residency in ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He pursued fellowship training in medical retina disease and research at the UF Health in Jacksonville.

During his residency, Dr. Patel worked with his mentor, Dr. Elahi, a renowned ophthalmic plastic surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He taught Dr. Patel advanced aesthetic techniques, as well as the importance of a strong doctor-patient relationship.

As a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a sub-specialty in medical retina, and years of experience in non-invasive facial cosmetic rejuvenation, Dr. Patel performs surgeries involving the eye and eyelids, such as cataract surgery, eyelid lifts, and laser vision correction; additionally, he performs aesthetic procedures. He is a member of American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, New York Academy of Medicine and Florida Society of Ophthalmology.

Outside of the office, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, photography, playing sports and rooting for his Gators!

About Lake Nona Ophthalmology

Lake Nona Ophthalmology is a unique, patient-first practice founded on the core principles of compassion, community, and cutting-edge care. The modern, innovative practice offers comprehensive medical and surgical eye care, and a full-service medical spa providing a sophisticated, team-based approach to facial rejuvenation.

Chirag J. Patel, M.D.
9685 Lake Nona Village Place, Suite 204
Orlando, FL 32827


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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