Ali A Mearza

Ali A Mearza
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust · Division of Medical and Surgical Ophthalmology

MB BS FRCOphth

About

38
Publications
7,830
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
588
Citations
Additional affiliations
September 2007 - present
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Position
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Education
September 1991 - August 1996
Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School
Field of study
  • Medicine

Publications

Publications (38)
Article
Full-text available
Purpose: NewColorIris cosmetic iris implants have a record of high ocular morbidity and are no longer in use. Newer generation of iris implants, BrightOcular, have patented posterior grooves in order to decrease iris touch and facilitate aqueous flow around the implant. However, little is known about their safety despite their implantations in 10...
Article
Full-text available
Background: Artificial iris anterior chamber implants were originally developed for therapeutic purposes but have been used recently for the cosmetic alteration of eye colour. There is a growing body of evidence surrounding their associated risks. We report a case presenting with complications secondary to bilateral NewColorIris® implants, includi...
Article
To present the first reported series of patients undergoing myopic LASIK with the FEMTO LDV Crystal Line femtosecond laser and the WaveLight Allegretto Eye-Q excimer laser. We report the uncorrected and corrected distance visual acuity (UDVA and CDVA), refractive predictability, efficacy and safety of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) performed...
Article
We report a new cosmetic iris implant that were performed in Tunisia.•Insertion of these implant can lead to secondary angle closure.
Article
An unusual case of eyelashes being traumatically inserted into the corneal stroma is presented. A 75-year-old hit her right eye with her own fist, presenting with intra-corneal eyelashes. All remained entirely within the cornea, with no breach of the endothelium. They seemed to have tracked there first through the superior conjunctiva and then the...
Article
Unlabelled: We describe the surgical correction of a 32-year-old pseudophakic patient with the Kamra corneal inlay. To our knowledge, this is the youngest patient to have such a procedure. Financial disclosure: Neither author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.
Article
Purpose: To report spontaneous corneal clearing with improved visual acuity and central endothelial cell repopulation after the removal of a dislocated donor button following Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK). Methods: Interventional case report. Results: An 84-year-old woman with decreased visual acuity in the right eye secon...
Article
Full-text available
To highlight the role of Sutureless Large Incision Cataract Extraction (SLICE) in the United Kingdom for the treatment of cataracts at high risk for intra- or postoperative complications. Two University Hospitals in the United Kingdom Retrospective case note review of planned SLICE performed over a 12-month period. SLICE was performed on 11 eyes of...
Article
Full-text available
Eye is the official journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. It aims to provide the practising ophthalmologist with information on the latest clinical and laboratory-based research.
Article
Penetrating injuries from non-venomous snakebites are, thankfully, rare. They are, however, sight-threatening and the recent trend for using non-venomous snakes as props in the entertainment industry is increasing exposure of this hazard to people with no animal handling training. We report a case of a penetrating corneal injury in a 35 year old wo...
Article
To report the management of complications due to cosmetic iris implantation. Interventional case report. A 27-year-old female underwent bilateral anterior chamber NewColorIris implants in Panama to cosmetically change her eye colour. Two weeks later she presented as an eye emergency in London with corneal decompensation, raised intraocular pressure...
Article
To compare the safety, efficacy, and predictability of LASIK with the SCHWIND ESIRIS and WaveLight ALLEGRETTO WAVE Eye-Q excimer laser platforms. This prospective study comprised 44 eyes of 22 consecutive patients who were treated with LASIK using the Moria M2 microkeratome. One eye was treated with the SCHWIND ESIRIS laser and the fellow eye treat...
Article
To describe a case of airbag-induced corneal flap in a previously normal cornea. Case report. A 27-year-old woman presented with complete loss of vision in her left eye following a road traffic accident which involved airbag deployment. There was no previous ocular history. Examination revealed a large corneal flap of 6mm in diameter, extending to...
Article
True presbyopia correction still remains one of the main challenges amongst eye professionals. Many corrective techniques exist including bifocal spectacle correction, monovision techniques both with corrective lenses and surgery, multifocal corneal excimer laser and refractive lens exchange with either accommodating or multifocal lenses. Refractiv...
Article
To determine the visual outcome of patients following cataract surgery complicated by vitreous loss and to establish the factors, if any, that influenced the final visual outcome. Retrospective review of all patients over a 1-year period who had planned phacoemulsification complicated by vitreous loss. Information was entered into a pre-devised pro...
Article
Full-text available
To report a case of airbag induced corneal ectasia. Case report. A patient 3 years post-LASIK developed bilateral corneal ectasia worse in the right eye following airbag deployment in a road traffic accident. At last follow up, best corrected vision was 20/40 with -4.00/-4.00 x 25 in the right eye and 20/25 with -1.25/-0.50 x 135 in the left eye. T...
Article
Ciclosporin is a calcineurin inhibitor that acts by primarily inhibiting the action of T cells. Clinical trials in the early 1980s demonstrated that systemic ciclosporin was a promising steroid-sparing agent and was also effective in patients who are refractory to treatment with corticosteroids. However, recent years have witnessed the emergence of...
Article
To report 5 cases of high astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) treated with corneal wedge excisions. We report our experience of 5 patients treated with corneal wedge excisions for high astigmatism after PK. A thin sliver of cornea measuring between 0.1 and 0.2 mm in thickness was excised from just inside the graft-recipient interface. T...
Article
To report our clinical experience and 12-month results of small-incision Descemet-stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK). Prospective study of 11 eyes of 9 patients who had DSEK. The DSEK technique consisted of stripping the Descemet membrane and endothelium from the recipient cornea. The donor button was prepared by manual dissection and insert...
Article
Full-text available
Mitomycin C is a chemotherapeutic agent that acts by inhibiting DNA synthesis. Its use and application in ophthalmology has been increasing in recent years because of its modulatory effects on wound healing. Current applications include pterygium surgery, glaucoma surgery, corneal refractive surgery, cicatricial eye disease, conjunctival neoplasia...
Article
We report the case of a 43-year-old gentleman who presented with an isolated left sixth nerve palsy in association with postural headache. Magnetic resonance imaging showed dural enhancement with downward displacement of the brainstem. This, in association with the signs, symptoms and findings on lumbar puncture, confirmed the diagnosis of spontane...
Article
To present a case of inadvertently retained Descemet Membrane (DM). Case report. A 41-year-old male with previous history of retinal detachment surgery underwent a repeat penetrating keratoplasty; the first graft decompensated secondary to silicone oil. Postoperatively, an inadvertently retained DM was observed forming a physical barrier to the sil...
Article
A patient with a blind fellow eye had cataract surgery in the right eye; anesthesia comprised an intraocular injection of lidocaine and bupivacaine. Forty-eight hours after surgery, visual acuity in the right eye was light perception (LP). Three days later, fundus examination showed inferotemporal hemorrhage, retinal whitening consistent with needl...
Article
Full-text available
Keratoconus is a bilateral non-inflammatory corneal ectasia with an incidence of approximately one per 2000 in the general population.1 Contact lenses are the most common treatment. When contact lenses fail, a surgical approach is necessary for visual rehabilitation. Penetrating keratoplasty has been the traditional and most common mode of treatmen...
Article
To compare the incidence and the spectrum of postoperative complications detected when the intraocular pressure (IOP) is reviewed 4 to 6 hours or the day after uneventful phacoemulsification cataract extraction and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom. The study cohort consisted of 141 patients who had un...
Article
Aims: To investigate the penetration of ciprofloxacin via different modes of administration into the aqueous humour using capillary zone electrophoresis and to determine its prophylactic role in ophthalmic surgery. Methods: A prospective study was conducted of 84 patients, divided into two groups, undergoing routine cataract surgery and intraocular...
Article
Full-text available
Eye is the official journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. It aims to provide the practising ophthalmologist with information on the latest clinical and laboratory-based research.
Article
Full-text available
Editor,—I read with great interest the article by Stewart et al 1 on late onset corneal dystrophy with systemic amyloidosis (familial amyloidosis of the Finnish type/Merotoja syndrome) and their claim that this was the first case described in the UK. I …
Article
Full-text available
Eye is the official journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. It aims to provide the practising ophthalmologist with information on the latest clinical and laboratory-based research.
Article
Full-text available
Editor,—Familial amyloidosis of the Finnish type (FAF), also known as Meretoja syndrome, is a rare autosomal dominant disorder first described by Meretoja in 1969.1 It is thought to develop as a result of a single point mutation involving the gelsolin gene located on chromosome 9. The estimated total number of patients in Finland is 400. Approximat...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Projects (2)
Archived project