Mr Kashif Ali

MBBS, MCPS, MRCOphth, FCPS, FRCSEd


  • Specialities Ophthalmology
  • Telephone 01244 684 325
  • Year of first qualification 1994
  • Email
  • Languages spoken

    English, Urdu, Punjabi

  • GMC Number 6043606
  • Fax 01244 680 812

Profile

Mr Kashif Ali is a Consultant Eye Surgeon based at Chester.  He has been working at the Countess of Chester Hospital since 2005, where he is the Lead for Glaucoma Service since 2015 and Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology since 2017. He also practices at Nuffield Health Chester Hospital, The Grosvenor.

Mr Ali is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (2003) as well as College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (2001).

Mr Ali completed his training in Ophthalmology from Pakistan in 2000. He moved to the UK in 2003. He has very extensive training and experience in the UK and abroad. He has performed over 5000 cataract procedures with excellent results.

Mr Ali has an interest in cataract surgery (including complex cataracts), glaucoma surgery (including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, non-penetrating glaucoma surgery) and corneal surgery (including corneal transplants).

He is also well experienced in treating medical retinal conditions (such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions) and routine oculoplastic conditions.

Mr Ali is passionate about teaching and training and is Clinical Supervisor for Ophthalmic Trainees at the Countess of Chester Hospital. He is also part of the Training Faculty at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London.


Clinics

  • Alternate Tuesday afternoon 14:30 - 16:30
  • Alternate Wednesday afternoon 15:00 - 17:00

Locations

Current posts

  • Consultant Eye Surgeon, Lead for Glaucoma Service and Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology, Countess of Chester Hospital
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Nuffield Health Chester Hospital, The Grosvenor

Interests

  • Cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery (including Trabeculectomy, Xen Gel Stent and Deep Sclerectomy
  • Corneal surgery (including Penetrating Keratoplasty, DSEK)

Other interests

  • Medical retinal conditions including AMD
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal vein occlusions
  • Oculopastic surgery

Personal interests

Mr Ali enjoys football, squash and table tennis


Member of

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British Medical Association
  • North of England Ophthalmological Society
  • Yorkshire Retina Society
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan

Research

Mr Ali has done research on Ocular Slow Drug Releasing Device and published this work in the form of a dissertation. This was approved by the College of Physicians and Surgeon of Pakistan for Fellowship in Ophthalmology.

Mr Ali has authored several publications in international journals.


Declaration

Mr Kashif Ali works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)

Mr Kashif Ali does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Kashif Ali does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Kashif Ali does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.