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Sheel Patel, MD

Professional License, Maryland (2005)

Professional License, North Carolina (2006)

Cornea/Refractive Surgery Specialist (2005)

Board Certified, Ophthalmology (2007)

"I am amazed at the outcome. I can see 20/20 in my left eye the first day after surgery. Dr. Patel you are the best at what you do again thank you". -  P. Lee


Dr. Patel was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and raised in Augusta, Georgia. His desire to practice ophthalmology is inspired by the gratification he receives from providing improved sight and a better quality of life for his patients. In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys traveling as well as playing and watching sports. He is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.


Dr. Patel completed a six-year, combined B.S./M.D. program at Kent State University/Northeast Ohio Medical University. After his medical internship, Dr. Patel obtained his ophthalmology training at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Patel pursued an additional year of fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital/Wilmer Eye Institute, specializing in cornea and refractive surgery.  In addition to being a partner at Cape Fear Eye Associates, he serves as an assistant professor at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Drexel University College of Medicine.

Surgical Interests

Dr. Patel’s surgical specialties include cataract surgery, LASIK eye surgery, treatment of keratoconus, and cornea transplants. Regarding his refractive surgery experience, Dr. Patel is fully certified and has been performing custom Lasik with the leading laser systems, Wavelight® EX500 and VISX®  He has extensive experience with IntraLase® technology for Lasik flap creation and Intacs procedures.  Dr. Patel also performs various corneal surgeries, including full-thickness corneal transplants (penetrating keratoplasty) as well as the less invasive, partial-thickness corneal transplants (DSAEK) which allow faster visual recovery.

Professional Memberships / Achievements
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society

Medical Executive Committee (Fayetteville Ambulatory Surgery Center)

Inducted into Fayetteville’s 40 under 40 (Top Business Professionals and Community Leaders) 2013

WIDU Interview Sheel Patel, MD
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