Specializes In

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetes
  • Eyelid Surgery

Meet Dr. Patheja

Dr. Patheja aiken ophthalmology


Graduated with honors from Duke University

Attended the Indiana University School of Medicine

Completed his residency at Indiana University in ophthalmology


For over a decade now, Dr. Patheja’s group has treated thousands of patients in the Aiken area with the same expertise and professional care. Over the years, this has made Aiken Ophthalmology the clear choice for outstanding care of all eye related issues. Dr. Patheja looks forward to taking care of you with the same skill, attention, and state of the art facilities that have brought healing to so many.

In practice since 1994 as a board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Patheja specializes in the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetes as well as eyelid surgery.

With the addition of Aiken’s only premiere ophthalmology outpatient surgery center, Dr. Patheja and Aiken Ophthalmology/Carolina Surgery Center are dedicated to meeting Aiken’s eye care, eye wear and surgical needs.

He resides in Aiken with his wife and four children.

“I look forward to helping you and improving your experience with quality eyecare professionals. We’re a local office, and take steps to care for our local clientele that exceed any of our eye care competitors.” – Dr. Patheja


My wife and I have been patients for several years, for routine eye care as well as surgery. We have always found the care professional and of the best quality. The staff, while supporting a very successful and busy practice is always kind and cooperative. For those complaining about having to wait a little, remember - quality health care is worth waiting for. If the service was poor, you wouldn't have to wait . . . 😊

Jerry Pettis

I love this office. I feel bad that some of the reviews say they had a difficult time getting into the office in a timely manner, I might have gotten lucky. Everyone that works there is as polite as can be. My exams were quick, straight forward and Dr. Koz answered all of my questions. I could not recommend this place enough!

Shelby Bernard
Nice facilities. Doctors and technicians are very nice. Did not wait very long for my appointment.
Geoffrey Bogner