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Corneal Associates Welcomes Corneal, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, Shyam Patel, MD to the Team

January 22, 2021

FAIRFIELD, NJ (January 20, 2021) – Corneal Associates of New Jersey announces that Boar-Certified Corneal, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, Shyam Patel, MD, has joined the practice serving patients in their Fairfield, New Jersey office. Dr. Patel specializes 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 received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine, during which time he also received his MBA from the UAB Collat School of Business. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. Dr. Patel completed fellowship training in corneal, anterior segment, and refractive surgery at Eye Consultants of Atlanta. During his time in training, he has presented and authored over 20 presentations and publications ranging from clinical pictures and case reports to retrospective studies and book chapters.

“I am excited about providing eye care in both cornea and anterior segment and building strong relationships with patients and our local referring providers”, says Dr. Patel. “Corneal Associates of New Jersey definitely allows me the great opportunity to focus on both of these.”

Dr. Patel specializes in the following at the Fairfield, NJ 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 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.

About Corneal Associates of New Jersey:

Founded in 1983 and based in Fairfield, NJ, Corneal Associates of New Jersey (CANJ) is a referral practice providing corneal and anterior segment surgery for the advanced treatment of eye diseases. With three board-certified ophthalmologists and residency trained optometrists, supported by a staff of more than 10 ophthalmic technicians, surgical technicians, and patient services representatives, CANJ delivers over 8,000 patient encounters annually.

For more information –

To schedule an appointment in our Fairfield, NJ location, call 1-800-797-3937.


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