Dr Mo Ziaei


Dr Mo offers his Re:Vision patients state of the art laser vision correction, modern refractive cataract surgery, novel corneal transplant techniques and the latest treatment for corneal disorders such as keratoconus.

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Surgical Experience :

Dr Mo is quadruple fellowship trained in the field of cataract, cornea & laser vision correction from the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital (London) and New Zealand National Eye Centre (Auckland). He completed his doctoral thesis on novel treatment options for the treatment of corneal disease at the University of Auckland. He has over 12 years of ophthalmic surgical experience having completed thousands of procedures including:

More than 6,000 cataract, lens exchange & laser vision correction procedures

More than 350 corneal transplants

Training and Principal Qualifications :

MBChB (Hons) 2006 ( (University of Leeds)

FRCOphth 2013 (Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London)

FRANZCO 2019 (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists)

Doctor of Medicine (MD) 2019 (University of Auckland)

CertLRS 2019 (Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London)

Awards :

2017 - RANZCO Best Research Presentation Award

2015 - Moorfields Alumni Association Bursary Award

2014 - Moorfields Alumni Association Bursary Award

2013 - Brian Harcourt Medal, Award for candidate with the highest mark achieved for the FRCOphth exit exam in 2012/2013.

2010 - Elizabeth Hunt Medal, Award for candidate with the highest mark achieved for the refraction exam in 2010/2011.

2006 - MBChB with honours, Awarded honours degree and distinction in 11 subjects.

2005 - Centenary & Hardwick award

2005 - Vandervell foundation award for clinical audit

Publications :

  1. Ziaei M, Meyer J, Gokul A, Vellara H, McGhee CNJ. Direct measurement of anterior corneal curvature changes attributable to epithelial removal in keratoconus. J Cataract Refract Surg 2018; 44: 71-77
  2. McKelvie J, Alshiakhi M, Ziaei M, Patel DV, McGhee CN. The rising tide of Acanthamoeba keratitis in Auckland, New Zealand: a 7-year review of presentation, diagnosis and outcomes (2009-2016). Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2018
  3. Ziaei M, Greene C, Green C. Wound healing in the eye: therapeutic prospects. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2018
  4. Ziaei M, Meyer J, Patel D, McGhee C. Scleral suture fixation of supplementary sulcus-based toric intraocular lenses to prevent rotational instability. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017.
  5. Ziaei M, Ormonde S. Descemet membrane macroperforation during interface irrigation in big-bubble deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). Oman J Ophth. 2017. 10 (3): 241-243
  6. Ziaei M, Kim B, Hadden PW, McGhee CN. The battle-axe fold: Surgical technique for in-the-bag implantation of an artificial iris implant. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017
  7. Meyer J, Kim BZ, Ziaei M, McGhee C. Post-operative rotation of supplementary, sulcus-supported, toric intraocular lenses. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017. 43 (2):285-288
  8. Ziaei M, Patel D, J Jie, McGhee C. Umbilical stem cells in the treatment of corneal disease, Surv Ophth. 2017.
  9. De Silva SR, Evans JR, Kirthi V, Ziaei M, Leyland M. Multifocal versus monofocal intraocular lenses after cataract extraction. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Dec.
  10. Ziaei M, Ziaei F, Manzouri B. Systemic cyclosporine in corneal transplantation. Int Ophthalmol, 2016. 36(1):139-46.
  11. Alió del Barrio J, Ziaei M, Bhogal M, Allan B. Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty: A New Approach to a Forgotten Technique. Cornea. 2015. 34(11):1369-74.
  12. Ziaei M, Tuft S, Verity D. Conjunctival Diverticuli in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Opt Vis Sci. 2015. 92 (6): 134-7.
  13. Ziaei M, Barsam A, Shamie N, Vroman D, Kim T, Donnenfeld ED, Holland EJ, Kanellopoulos J, Mah FS, Randleman JB, Daya S, Güell J; ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee. A review of reshaping procedures for the surgical management of corneal ectasia. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015. 41(4):842-872.
  14. Ziaei M, Mearza AA, Allamby D. Wavefront-optimized Laser in situ keratomileusis With the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Excimer Laser and the FEMTO LDV Crystal Line Femtosecond Laser: 6 month Visual and Refractive Results, Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2015. 38(4):245-9.
  15. Ziaei M, Manzouri B. Topical cyclosporine in corneal transplantation. Cornea, 2015. 34(1): p110-5.
  16. Keane M, Coster D, Ziaei M, Williams K. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty versus penetrating keratoplasty for treating keratoconus. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014.
  17. Ziaei M, Mearza AA. Corneal inlay implantation in a young pseudophakic patient. J Cataract Refract Surg, 2013. 39(7): p. 1116-7.
  18. Ziaei M, Elgohary M, Bremner FD. Acquired dyschromatopsia in acute myelocytic leukaemia. Doc Ophthalmol, 2013. 127(3): p. 249-53.
  19. Ziaei M, A. Barsam, and A.A. Mearza. Spontaneous corneal clearance despite graft removal in Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty in Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. Cornea, 2013. 32(7): p. 164-6.
  20. Ziaei M, Khalili A, Wormald R. Retinal dystrophy and primary angle-closure glaucoma.  Int Ophthalmol, 2013. 33(6): p. 737-9.
  21. Ziaei M, M.A. Elgohary, Bremner FD. Bilateral central retinal vein occlusion in multiple myeloma. Can J Ophthalmol, 2013. 48(2): p. 24-5.
  22. Ziaei M, Elgohary MA, Bremner FD. Palinopsia as the initial manifestation of non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Int Ophthalmol, 2013. 33: p.553-6.
  23. Ziaei M, Sharif-Paghaleh E, Manzouri B. Pharmacotherapy of corneal transplantation. Expert Opin Pharmacother, 2012. 13(6): p. 829-40.
  24. Ziaei M, Ziaei H. Compressive Optic Neuropathy Caused by Orbital Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med, 2012: p. 894062.
  25. Ziaei, M, Elgohary M, Bremner FD. Orbital cysticercosis, case report and review. Orbit, 2011. 30(5): p. 230-5.
  26. Ziaei M, Aslam SA, Ziaei H. Herpes zoster reactivation. Br Dent J, 2011. 210(6): p. 247-8.
  27. Ziaei M, Bremner FD, Elgohary M. Superior Segmental Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. Neuro-ophthalmology, 2010. 34 (5) p. 56-57.
  28. Accepted
    Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty for Treatment   of  Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome. CJO
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Presentations :

Over 50 presentations on the national and international stage.

Book Chapters :

  1. Ziaei M, Barsam A, Donnenfeld E, Collagen Crosslinking for Keratoconus, Cornea (4th edition), Mannis & Holland, Elsevier, 2016 Nov.
  2. Ziaei M. Blepharitis, Key Clinical Topics in Ophthalmology, JP medical, 2018 Feb
  3. Ziaei M. Conjunctivitis, Key Clinical Topics in Ophthalmology, JP medical, 2018 Feb
  4. Ziaei M, Jhang J, Patel D, McGhee CN, Corneal Regeneration Therapy and Surgery, Corneal regeneration therapy and surgery, 2018 Nov

Public Service :

Dr Mo works publicly at the department of ophthalmology at Greenlane Clinical Centre in Auckland specialising in corneal and cataract surgery.

Academic :

Dr Mo is a Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland and regularly teaches undergraduates and postgraduates in both ophthalmology and optometry. He completed his doctoral thesis in his subspecialist area of interest focusing on novel options for the treatment of corneal disease.

Having personally had LASIK treatment in both eyes, Dr. Mo has a special passion for sight correction surgery, and understands from a patient’s perspective the truly life-changing nature of everything we do here at Re:Vision.

Dr. Mo graduated from Leeds Medical School in 2006 (one of the youngest doctors to ever graduate in the UK), where he received an honours degree and more than ten distinction certificates. He subsequently completed his ophthalmic specialist training in London, and was awarded two medals from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for attaining the highest marks in the Refraction Exam (Elizabeth Hunt Medal) and Part II Exit Exam (Brian Harcourt Medal.)

Dr. Mo is quadruple fellowship trained in cornea anterior segment surgery from the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, and New Zealand National Eye . He has over 10 years of surgical experience, having performed more than 3000 major procedures.

He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and four book chapters and has delivered over 50 presentations and posters at prestigious international meetings.

As an Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland, Dr. Mo conducts research on the effects of crosslinking on corneal conditions such as keratoconus, and is involved in evaluating new treatment options for a variety of corneal disorders.

Mo’s spare time is spent exploring the beauty of New Zealand as well as playing a variety of sports including football, volleyball and table tennis.

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Re:Vision Laser & Cataract
6c Pacific Rise
Mt Wellington
Auckland 1060

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PO Box 132337
Sylvia Park


Phone 09 222 2020
Freephone 0800 55 20 20
Fax 09 222 2021

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