Ekta Patel, M.D

Ekta Patel, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Corneal Specialist & Cataract Surgeon

Ekta Patel, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Corneal Specialist & Cataract Surgeon

Ekta Patel, M.D. is an Ophthalmologist, Cataract Surgeon & Cornea Specialist at Eye Associates & SurgiCenter of Vineland which serves the medical, laser & surgery eye care needs of patients throughout southern NJ and greater Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Patel received her medical degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School and completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she was Chief Resident,   followed by a Fellowship in Cornea & External Disease at Johns Hopkins University-Wilmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Patel provides eye exams for eye health & vision including for cataracts, cataract surgery, glaucoma, corneal disease, diagnosis of retina problems including floaters, retinal detachment, macular degeneration & diabetic eye problems as well as eye exams for eyeglasses & contact lenses. Dr. Patel specializes in routine & complex cataract surgery including dropless IV free cataract surgery with advanced technology intraocular lens implants (IOL), such as toric lens implants to correct astigmatism & multifocal lenses, to help cataract surgery patients have a comfortable range of natural vision without the need for eyeglasses, bifocals or reading glasses. As a corneal specialist she provides corneal surgery including corneal transplants, cross linking for keratoconus, and Bladeless LASIK Laser Vision Correction.

Clinical Interests & Specialties
  • Dropless IV Free Cataract Surgery to help patients have a gentle experience and quick recovery after cataract surgery.
  • Advanced Technology Lens Implants to correct astigmatism and presbyopia to help patients reduce dependence on eyeglasses, bifocal or readers after cataract surgery.
  • Corneal Transplants for diseases and trauma including Fuchs Dystrophy & Keratoconus.
  • Bladeless All Laser LASIK Laser Eye Surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism and help patients seeking freedom from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses.
Awards & Honors

Dr. Patel served as Chief Resident at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as well as a Fribourg Scholar and recipient of the Commonwealth Award in Medicine.

Where Were You Born & Raised?

Born in Virginia, raised in Long Island, NY.

What is Your Favorite Part About Being an Ophthalmologist?

I love being able to significantly impact quality of life and the smiles on my patients’ faces when their vision improves after treatment/surgery. I love hearing about all the things they’d love to do and are able to do as a result of improved vision.

What is Your Favorite Thing to Do Outside of Work?

I love going on long walks, hikes, and anything outdoors with my pup.