Eye surgeons

Meet the team

All of our surgeons are hand-picked by Mr Mearza, our clinical director to ensure they have an expert level of surgical skill and exemplary bed side manner that we promote and expect throughout the team.

They all hold substantive NHS Consultant positions and are respected in their fields.

Mr Ali Mearza

Eye surgeon in London

Choosing the best eye surgeon is one of the most important considerations when deciding to go ahead with any form of eye surgery. One of the UK’s top eye surgeons, Mr Ali Mearza FRCOphth is the Clinical Director of ophthalmology and lead consultant ophthalmic surgeon at London’s Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the UK’s first Academic Health Sciences Centre. Eye surgery and treatments are the fundamental backbone of our clinic married to superlative care.

His specialist interests are Cornea, Cataract & Laser Refractive Surgery. He qualified from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in 1996 and shortly after began his career in Ophthalmology. He completed his training in London and went on to complete a year’s fellowship in cornea & external eye disease at Moorfields NHS Trust. He followed this with an additional one year fellowship in laser refractive eye surgery at the prestigious Emmetropia Mediterranean Eye Institute on the island of Crete, the birthplace of modern LASIK.

An esteemed career in ophthalmology

Eye surgeon performing cataract surgery

Mr Ali Mearza was appointed as a consultant in 2007 and has transformed the sub-specialty corneal service at Imperial NHS Trust into one of the best in the country. He is considered one of the best surgeons in London and is regularly invited to share his expertise and insights to colleagues in the UK as well as Internationally. In July 2016 he was appointed as the Clinical Director of ophthalmology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

In addition to his role as consultant ophthalmic surgeon he is now responsible for the ophthalmology service which spans across 3 sites; Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, The Western Eye Hospital in Marylebone and St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. One of the key aspects of the role is to work with the senior management team to ensure that the service provided is safe, effective and has a great level of patient satisfaction.

Mr Mearza’s YouTube channel has Worldwide appeal and has had over 200,000 views to date.

Research and other interests

Mr Mearza has an avid interest in clinical research and has over 30 peer reviewed publications to his name and is an invited journal reviewer. He has presented his work at numerous National and International meetings and has featured on television and in the National Press.

Amongst his other roles, he is a medical monitor overseeing clinical trials related to new ophthalmic technologies. He has a keen interest in voluntary ophthalmology and has performed charitable work in India, Bali, Burma, Madagascar, Bangladesh and Ghana.

His ethos is to provide the very best personalized care using state of the art technology and techniques.

Eye surgeon Mr Ali Mearza examining a patient
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