Leading eye surgeons join forces to launch innovative new clinic

Three of the UK’s leading eye surgeons have teamed up to launch a new clinic, Ophthalmic Consultants of London (OCL), specialising in laser and lens vision correction surgery.

The private clinic has been set up by NHS consultant surgeons Ali Mearza, Allon Barsam and Romesh Angunawela, all specialists in laser eye surgery, cataract and lens replacement surgery and corneal transplantation.

To support its eminent surgeons, the clinic has invested in the most advanced combination of laser surgery and scanning equipment found in the UK.

The three founding partners hold part-time NHS consultant positions in tertiary centres of excellence including Moorfields, Imperial College Healthcare and Luton and Dunstable UCL partners where they have received excellence awards for complex anterior segment surgery including corneal transplantation.

OCL is the only clinic in London to offer the Z8 LDV Femtosecond laser and the Schwind Amaris 1050RS excimer laser for laser vision correction, some of the most technologically advanced lasers in the world. This combination incorporates more advanced eye tracking and lower energy delivery which in turn increases accuracy and ensures rapid visual recovery.

The clinic also uses advanced optic analytics, scanning and imaging equipment such as the Schwind Peramis Wavefront Scanner, which has three to six times higher resolution than other common systems, the OCULUS Pentacam® for eye segment imaging and the Optovue Optical Coherence Tomography which captures cross sectional images of the cornea.

Founding director Ali Mearza, who is also clinical director of ophthalmology and lead consultant ophthalmic surgeon at London’s Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “OCL has been conceived and designed to ensure excellence throughout the patient journey, from the initial consultation to treatment and aftercare. That’s why we have invested in the latest innovative technology, with a combination of equipment unique to the clinic.”

“By pooling our expertise and resources, we can offer world-leading personalised eye care in a polished, welcoming environment with the best possible technology. The patient’s needs are at the centre of everything we do here with each treatment designed specifically for the individual.”

“We intend to take personalised eye care to a new level of professionalism and provide a model for collaborative working amongst the UK’s top consultant eye surgeons.”