“When searching for an eye doctor in Sarnia it is important to ask the right questions – we all know the importance of eyes.”
Dr. Patodia received his training at the University of Western Ontario and the University Of Toronto Medical School. He did his Ophthalmology training and Retina training at the Ivey Eye Institute in London Ontario. He is one of only 120 retina specialists in Canada.
Dr. Patodia is on the cutting edge of eye care technologies. He brought diagnostic and treatment services for diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other retinal diseases to the Lambton County community. He was the first to bring Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (a glaucoma treatment) and Visudyne PDT (a macular degeneration treatment) to South Western Ontario. He currently is the only retina specialist providing Visudyne, Avastin and Lucentis treatments for macular degeneration in Lambton County.
A specialist who has ties to the community is a valuable asset. Dr. Patodia has enjoyed practicing in Sarnia since 1996. He has worked hard increasing access to eye care to the people of our county. This has meant lobbying our Hospital Board and Ontario Government. Through these efforts he has been able to double the number of cataract surgeries performed in Lambton County which has brought the waiting list down from almost three years to only a few weeks.
Dr. Patodia grew up in Sarnia and attended Northern High School. Dr. Patodia and his wife also raise their 3 children here and are actively involved in the Lambton County Community. Mrs. Patodia has served as President of the India Canada Association for 3 years.
Why would one travel out of the city to have procedures or surgery done when they can receive the same care right here in their own backyard. There are so many people who are unaware that we have wait times of only a few weeks for cataract surgery. This means that you can start enjoying your vision sooner without the hassles of driving out of the city.
Experience is one of the most important aspects in finding a specialist. It is important to note that most ophthalmologists have up to 15 years of training following high school. Other eye care professionals have between 2 and 6 years of training.