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Dr. Vivek Patel is a UCI Health ophthalmologist who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology, adult strabismus and thyroid-related eye disease.

Vivek R. Patel, MD


Ophthalmology, Neuro-ophthalmology

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Medical Services
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, Ophthalmology
  • English
  • French
  • Gujarati
Medical School
University of Saskatchewan
McGill University Health CentreInternal Medicine
McGill University Health CentreOphthalmology
University of Southern CaliforniaNeuro-ophthalmology
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Chief — Neuro-ophthalmology Services and Adult Strabismus, UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
  • Associate Editor — Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Section Chief — Neuro-ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology ONE network
  • Diplomate — American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow — Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
More Information

Dr. Vivek R. Patel is a board-certified UCI Health ophthalmologist who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology and adult strabismus. As chief of neuro-ophthalmology services, he brings considerable experience and expertise to the clinical and surgical management of visual pathway disorders.

Patel earned his medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, followed by an internship in internal medicine and a residency in ophthalmology at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Quebec. He subsequently completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in Los Angeles.

Internationally recognized for his clinical and teaching accomplishments, he has authored dozens of peer-reviewed publications and is co-author of one of the central textbooks in neuro-ophthalmology, Walsh & Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology: The Essentials, third and fourth editions.

Patel sees patient in Irvine and Orange

UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92617
Fax: 855-376-5057
UCI Health Eye Care Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 2
Building 30A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7183
Fax: 855-376-5057