Mr Zahir Mirza

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


"Spire is a safe and welcoming place where I can be confident that my patients are getting the best care. I enjoy working with a team dedicated to the shared goal of doing their best for patients."

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I am a London trained eye surgeon with a special interest in cataract surgery and corneal disease. I have been an eye specialist for over ten years and completed my training with a fellowship in corneal disease and surgery. I have worked for over two years since completing my training at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust.

I specialise in cataract surgery, anterior segment, corneal diseases and dry eye disease and have performed over 2,000 ophthalmic surgical procedures.

I am deputy lead for clinical governance of ophthalmology at the Royal London.

I am a published author, I wrote a book designed to help medical students, junior doctors and eye surgeons at the beginning of their careers to learn the essentials of eye disease.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Zahir Mirza at Spire include:


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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease

MBChB FRCOphth / University of Warwick / 2008
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCOphth / Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2016
Awarded on successful completion of a multi-part examination taken during ophthalmology training

CCT Ophthalmology (Certificate of Completion of Training) / General Medical Council / 2018
Awarded by the GMC on completion of Ophthalmic Surgical Training

CertLRS (Certificate in Laser and Refractive Surgery) / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2019
This is an entry requirement to independent practice in the field of laser and lens based refractive surgery and awarded by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

General Medical Council


A 21-Year Study of Vitreoretinal Surgery for Aphakic Retinal Detachment: Long-Term Surgical Outcomes and Complications. Bhardwaj G, Walker RJE, Ezra E, Mirza Z, Muqit MMK. Ophthalmology Retina, September 2019

Doctor, please can you order a toric for this patient? Z.Mirza, M.Bizrah, A.Mearza. College News, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, January 2018

An A to Z of Ocular Infections. Z.Mirza, M.Westcott. College News, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, January 2017

Resolution of Macular Oedema confirmed by OCT. Case report. Z.Mirza, S.Sreekantham, M.Gibson, I.Das. Retinal Cases and brief reports, 2013

Consent in Ophthalmology – Obtaining consent prior to cataract surgery. Mirza, ZB, Laftah Z, Shreekanth S, Al-Hakim HAW. Foundation Years Journal, 2010

‘Memory: A Very Short Introduction’ A Book Review. Mirza Z. The Psychiatrist, 2010. Clinical Care – Skin Cancer. Mirza ZB, Laftah Z. Foundation Years Journal, 2008

Book chapter on Dry Eye Syndrome and Infectious Keratitis. Z.Mirza, A.Mearza. In Key Clinical Topics in Ophthalmology, edited by Peng Tee Khaw and Parham Azarbod, 2018

Rapid Ophthalmology – 1st Edition. Z.Mirza, A.Coombes. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013 (in print)

Royal London Hospital

I enjoy writing poetry and am currently writing a work of fiction. Ophthalmology is a very visual specialty that involved the use of lights and lenses. It may therefore come as no surprise that I am passionate about my hobby of photography. I enjoy taking photos of the natural world whilst on long country walks or abstract architectural compositions whilst I journey in the city.