Mr Ali Mearza

10 Years as a Consultant Eye Surgeon 2007 - 2017

2007

Appointed consultant ophthalmic surgeon

 
Following 10 years of training at some of the World’s finest institutions, a years’ corneal fellowship at Moorfields NHS Trust and a years’ refractive fellowship on the island of Crete, appointed as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the UK’s first academic health sciences centre.

2008

NHS laser refractive service

 

Sets up a specialist NHS laser refractive service offering patients minimally invasive treatment for qualifying eye conditions – one of only a few centres in the country offering this treatment.

2009

Trip to Ghana

 

Led a team of surgeons and nurses on a charity trip ‘Touch of Light’ to Ghana restoring vision to just over 200 patients with advanced cataracts.

2010

Cross-linking

 

Sets up an NHS Cross-linking service – a revolutionary treatment for patients with keratoconus and one of the first Trusts in London to offer this treatment for its NHS patients.

2011

World expert

 

Reaches over 40 research publications and presentations at International conferences. Reaches over 10 published press articles and television appearances. Becomes a World expert in the removal of cosmetic iris implants having presented his technique and published his experience extensively.

2012

10,000 procedures

 

Reaches over 10,000 Laser and Lens Surgery procedures performed with consistently good feedback and reviews from patients.

2013

On TV

 

Appeared on a specially commissioned programme for the Discovery Channel where his experience in removing a large foreign object from an eye was highlighted.

2014

YouTube milestone

 

Reached 200,000 hits on his You tube channel where many of his surgical techniques are presented.

2015

Sets up an NHS “DMEK” service

 

Sets up an NHS “DMEK” service – a ground breaking corneal transplantation technique where only a 10 micron thick piece of donor tissue is transplanted resulting in much faster visual recovery for eligible patients.

2016

Clinical Director appointment

 

Appointed as Clinical Director for Ophthalmology Services at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust with responsibility for eye services at The Western Eye hospital, St Marys Hospital in Paddington and Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith.

2017

Vision Correction London

 

Founded Vision Correction London – a company offering the very best in customised and personalised eye care using the latest technology and techniques.

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