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About Mr Ali

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Nadeem Ali is a full-time, permanent Consultant Ophthalmologist and Squint Surgeon at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He also has an Honorary Consultant contract at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of squint (strabismus), vision problems and lazy eye (amblyopia).

Mr Ali was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK and studied medicine at Gonville and Caius College, the leading medical college in the University of Cambridge. 

During his time at 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 pre-registration medical training, he spent the next seven years pursuing ophthalmic training in the Northern Region, principally at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. He did Fellowships in Squint Surgery and Paediatric Ophthalmology (children's eye problems) with Mr Mike Clarke in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

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 surgeon, Mr John Lee. In this period he gained extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of complex squint, including advanced surgical techniques.

Mr Ali work as a permanent Consultant Squint Surgeon at Moorfields. He trains Fellows from the UK and abroad in squint surgery and is currently conducting leading an audit for Moorfields squint service. He a keen teacher and co-ordinates, teaches and examines the Ophthalmology course for medical students at St George’s Medical School, London, where he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer. He has won an NHS Hero award.

Mr Ali has 5 boys of his own who keep him busy outside of work. One of them wears glasses and had lazy eye treatment. He often bases his treatment plans on what he would do for one of his own children.