London / Ophthalmology

Mr Nadeem Ali

MRCOphth FRCSEd(Ophth)

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon



Nadeem Ali is one of just a few surgeons in the world who is 100% focused on squint surgery in adults. He is a Consultant Adult Squint Surgeon at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Patients come to his private clinic from across the UK and from around the world.

Mr Ali was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and studied medicine at Gonville and Caius College, the leading medical college in the University of Cambridge. He graduated with a Triple First Class degree and came top of his year-group for two years. He was awarded 15 Prizes including the prestigious Schuldham Plate for being the top student in College in any subject. In this period, he conducted research on eye movements with Prof Roger Carpenter in Cambridge and in visual neuroscience with Prof Hollis Cline in New York.

Following his basic medical training, he spent the next seven years pursuing ophthalmic training in the Northern Region, mainly at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. He did his Fellowship in Squint Surgery with Mike Clarke, who is a world expert in squint and lazy eye treatment.

He did a further Fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London gaining experience in neuro-ophthalmology, including complex eye movement disorders. He was then appointed at Consultant level to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where he was privileged to share operating lists and clinics with the internationally-renowned (now deceased) squint expert, John Lee. In this period he gained extensive experience in the advanced treatment of squint and double vision, including advanced surgical techniques.

Mr Ali now works as a permanent Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and runs outreach clinics at St George’s Hospital. He is in charge of the continuous audit for squint surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, monitoring the safety of all squint operations performed in the Trust. He has received an NHS Hero award for patient care.

Mr Ali trains Fellows from the UK and abroad at advanced level in squint surgery. He a keen teacher and is in charge of the Ophthalmology course for medical students at St George’s Medical School, University of London, where he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer.

Procedures & Sub-specialties

  • Squints in adults left over from childhood.

  • New squints in adults.

  • Double vision in adults.

  • Squint surgery with adjustable sutures.

  • Re-do or revision squint surgery.

  • Previous unsuccessful squint surgery.

  • Second opinions on adult squints.

  • Complex squints Squint and eye movement problems due to neurological disease (eg nerve palsies, MS, stroke, myasthenia, CPEO).

  • Squint and double vision due to thyroid eye disease Squint and double vision after trauma (head injury, face fractures).

  • Squint and double vision after brain surgery and eye surgery.

Clinic locations and times

  • Moorfields Private Eye Hospital
    By appointment

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“Very pleased with the initial assessments where Mr Ali reviewed and let me know my options for surgery. The surgery was outstanding, as the results have been more than I could have expected. The doctor-patient experience has been good. Exceedingly pleased.”

Mr G.N. – Georgia, USA


“I found Mr Ali on his website and booked an appointment ASAP. After the initial consultation, I had the operation for my squint within 10 days. Absolutely delighted with the results. Mr Ali is a fantastic surgeon. I would recommend him to anyone with a squint problem.

Mr J.C. – Manchester


“Thank you very much for the excellent treatment and care I received. I and my friends and family are very satisfied with the results.”

Mr N. – Norway


“Everything was excellent. Dr Ali – I think he is perfect doctor”

Mr A.S – Kuwait


“I am an airline pilot that was diagnosed two years ago with eye squint and double vision. My degrees were 25 degrees for far and 12 degrees for near. This almost left me without a job and to lose my medical clearance. I found Dr Ali, he did my eye squint surgery on both eyes and the results were outstanding – ZERO degrees in both eyes far and near and no double vision at all – eyes completely aligned. Now I am flying again and enjoying my life thanks to Dr Ali. Dr Ali was amazing – very welcoming. I am very happy with what he did and the result of the operation”.

Capt … (name supplied)


“I found the service from start to finish to be first class. Everything that was proposed was delivered and more. I would have no hesitation in recommending this service to family and friends, or indeed anyone else for that matter. I would like to thank all involved for the life-changing results achieved.”

Mr E.H – Northern Ireland


“I’m extremely happy from the final result. I was so comfortable as Dr Ali’s patient. The treatment at the hospital was outstanding, I felt like I was at home. I had two previous squint operations with a different Doctor that didn’t succeed. My third operation was with Dr Ali that has thankfully succeeded. I’m very grateful that he was my Doctor; he really left me beyond satisfied with my end result. ”

Miss F.B – Kuwait