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Mr Mearza has a keen interest in clinical research and has over 20 peer reviewed publications and over 20 published abstracts to his name and is an invited journal reviewer. He has presented his work at numerous National and International meetings and in addition has been an invited speaker to faculty in London, Greece and Australia.

Select publications in Ophthalmic & Medical press / Book Chapters:

Salaam T, Cheng J, Mearza AA. Touch of Light charity trip to Ghana. Eye News Dec/Jan 2010
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Angunawela R, Mearza AA. Laser treatment of corneal disease – a cost effective alternative to transplant. Hospital Healthcare Europe 2010
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Mearza AA, Aslanides I. Intrastromal Ring Segments-Manual implantation In: Pinelli R, Leccisotti A, eds, Keratoconus Surgery and Cross-Linking.
New Delhi, Jaypee Brothers, 2009:41-50 (Book Chapter)
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Mearza AA. Laser eye procedure beats corneal transplants. European Hospital Online November 2008
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Mearza AA. Airbag trauma and ectasia complications. Eyeworld Magazine, February 2008
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Mearza AA. Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty. Eyeworld Magazine, November 2006
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Aslanides IM, Mearza AA. Wavefront customised procedures vs Topography guided customised treatments. Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today Europe; May/June 2006
Select publications in the Peer Reviewed Literature:

Mearza AA, Muhtaseb M, Aslanides IM. Six month comparision of visual and refractive LASIK outcomes with the Schwind ESIRIS and Wavelight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q excimer lasers: A prospective contralateral eye study. Journal of Refractive Surgery 2008 Nov;24(9):885-9
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Kashani S, Mearza AA, Claoue C. Refractive lens exchange for presbyopia. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2008 Jun;31(3):117-21.
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Mearza AA, Rostron CK. Anterior chamber maintenance during Descemet’s stripping; Cornea 2007 Dec;26(10):1292-3
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Ezra DG, Hay-Simth G, Mearza AA, Falcon MG. Corneal wedge excision in the treatment of high astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty; Cornea 2007 Aug;26(7):819-825.
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Mearza AA, Qureshi MA, Rostron CK. Experience and 12 month results of Descemet’s-Stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) using a small incision technique; Cornea 2007 Apr;26(3):279-83.
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Mearza AA, Aslanides IM. Uses and complications of mitomycin-C in ophthalmology; Expert Opin on Drug Saf 2007 Jan;6(1):27-32.
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Mearza AA, Kulkarni A. Capsule staining techniques; J Cataract Refract Surg 2004 Dec;30(12):2462
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Patel N, Mearza AA, Rostron C. Corneal ectasia following deep lamellar keratoplasty; British Journal of Ophthalmology 2003 Jun;87(6):799-800.
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Mearza AA, Asaria RHY, Little B. Corneal burn secondary to amyl nitrite; Eye 2001;6:333.
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Mearza AA. Late onset lattice dystrophy; British Journal of Ophthalmology 2000;8:938.
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Mearza AA, Chan JH, Gair E, Jagger J. Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus presenting as contralateral optic disc swelling; Eye. 2000;14:251.
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Mearza AA, Ajao M, Etchells DE. Familial Amyloidosis of the Finnish Type; British Journal of Ophthalmology 1999;11:1083.

Select Published Abstracts from meetings:

Mearza AA. Six month results of myopic LASIK with the Ziemer LDV Femtosecond laser and Wavelight ALLEGRETTO Eye-Q excimer laser. ESCRS Meeting, Paris, France, September 2010
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Hull S, Jayaram H, Mearza AA. Cosmetic Iris Implants: Serious complications and removal technique (Video). ASCRS Meeting, Boston, USA, February 2010.
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Mearza AA. Six-month results of myopic LASIK using femtosecond laser combined with excimer laser. ASCRS Meeting, Boston, USA, February 2010.
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Salam T, Mearza AA. Outcomes of corneal transplantation surgery: a 6 year review and quality of life assessment. ESCRS Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, September 2009.
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Mearza AA, Hustler A, Rostron CK. Combined traumatic cataract extraction and iris re-construction (Video). ESCRS Meeting, Stockholm, September 2007.
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Mearza AA, Muhtaseb M, Koufaki F, Aslanides I. Corneal collagen cross linking in the management of keratoconus- A pilot study. ESCRS Meeting, Stockholm, September 2007.
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Mearza AA, Muhtaseb M, Aslanides I. Retreatment using the Schwind ESIRIS Platfrom- 6 month follow up data. Winter ESCRS Meeting, Athens, Greece, February 2007.
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Mearza AA, Muhtaseb M, Aslanides I. Schwind Vs Wavelight 400Q- 6 month visual and refractive outcomes. Winter ESCRS Meeting, Athens, Greece, February 2007.
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Mearza AA, Lake D, Ionides A. A comparative study of the astigmatic change after cataract surgery. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Las Vegas, November 2006.
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Mearza AA, Qureshi M, Rostron CK. Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty-12 month data. American Academy of Ophthalomology, Las Vegas, November 2006.
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Muhtaseb M, Mearza A, Aslanides I. Quantification of the effect of refractive excimer laser correction on keratometry values when using the wavelight 400Q laser. ESCRS Meeting, London, September 2006.
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Muhtaseb M, Mearza A, Aslanides I. Two eyes, two lasers, same patient: A performance comparison of the Schwind ESIRIS and Wavelight 400Q excimer lasers. ESCRS Meeting, London, September 2006.
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Aslanides I, Muhtaseb M, Mearza A. Retreatment using the Schwind ESIRIS excimer laser platform. ESCRS Meeting, London, September 2006.
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Mearza AA, Qureshi M, Allan B, Rostron CK. Deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty using a small incision technique. American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, Chicago, USA, October 2005.
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Mearza AA, Qureshi M, Allan B, Rostron CK. Experience and early results of deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty using a small incision technique. ESCRS meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2005.
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Lake D, Mearza A, O’Sullivan F. Refractive outcomes with the IOL Master and a customised A-constant. ESCRS Winter Meeting, Rome, February 2005.
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Ramanathan S, Mearza AA, Kulkarni A, Ljungberg A. Visual Outcomes in Complicated Cataract Surgery. ESCRS, Paris, September 2004.
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Lake D, Mearza AA, O’Sullivan F. Predictive Power of the IOL Master. UKISCRS, Chester, September 2004 (Winner Best Cataract Presentation).
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Mearza AA, Ghazi-Nouri S, Thompson GM et al. The Penetration of oral ciprofloxacin into the aqueous humour. ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, USA, May 2002.
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Ghazi-Nouri S, Mearza AA, Qureshi M, Thompson GM et al. Capillary zone electrophoresis to measure ciprofloxacin levels in the aqueous humour. ISOPP meeting, Seville, Feb-Mar 2002.
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Mearza AA, Claoue CMP. The value of the first post-operative day review following routine penetrating keratoplasty. ESCRS-Winter Meeting, Barcelona, Jan 2002.