London / Ophthalmology

Mr Ali Mearza


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon




0203 369 2020



Choosing the best eye surgeon is one of the most important considerations when deciding to go ahead with any form of eye surgery.

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. 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 has been a consultant ophthalmic surgeon for almost 10 years and was appointed to the post of clinical director in July 2016 and is a fully certified NHS professional. As well as treating eye disease, he has particular expertise in reducing dependency on glasses and contact lenses be it by laser eye surgery or lens based surgical techniques.


To date Mr Mearza has performed over 10,000 procedures including laser eye surgery, refractive lens exchange, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and reconstructive eye surgery. Every year people travel from over 25 countries specifically to see him for his opinion and surgical expertise.


He has a reputation for excellence and meticulous attention to detail and is one of London’s leading eye surgeons. His ethos is to provide the very best personalised care using state of the art technology and techniques.


He also has a keen interest in charitable ophthalmic work, something particularly close to his heart and has been on numerous trips abroad helping some of the World’s neediest people see again. 

Procedures & Sub-specialties

  • Laser Eye Surgery

  • Cataract Surgery

  • Refractive lens surgery

  • ICL surgery

  • Reading vision correction

  • Corneal transplantation

  • Keratoconus

Clinic locations

  • The London Clinic
    By appointment

  • Platinum Medical Centre
    By appointment

  • FOCUS Clinics
    By appointment

  • Imperial College NHS Trust
    By appointment

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Refractive Lens Exchange
8th May 2017

"Overall this was a great service provided by all. I would highly recommend the procedure I no longer wear glasses which to me has been great. I will be looking forward to snorkeling in Antigua and for the first time for many years be able to see all the marine life."

8th May 2017

"You are in the best hands I asked for a recommendation from a friends dad who was a very well regarded eye surgeon and Ali was the person he said he would get to do his eyes should he ever need. That was all I needed. The psychological aspect is the worst. When you can get your head round that then it ends up literally 10 minutes of discomfort for what will hopefully be 10 years of vision. Ali was completely professional- his relaxed nature puts you at ease and his wonderful and informed staff cannot go far enough to make you feel relaxed and in good hands. While some may wish to go for the cheaper options on the market- for me, my eyesight was not worth the risk. The aftercare was invaluable as the surgery to ensure any questions or concerns I had, were never a problem. I cannot recommend Ali and his team enough. If you are considering this, you will not regret using his expertise. Bring on the summer !!"

Mr P Hill
Cataract Surgery
1st March 2017

"I should have had the procedure done years ago. An eye opening experience with exceptional service and care."


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