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Dr. Ali Zaidi

Ophthalmology
Seattle, WA
16 years experience

Locations

Office

Seattle, WA

Address

2914 South Alder Street, Seattle, WA
Directions

Office

Philadelphia, PA

Office

Seattle, WA

About

Bio

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I attended undergrad at Stanford University and then completed medical school at UCSF. I moved east for residency, starting out with an intern year in Boston and then an ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania. I stayed in Philadelphia for my retina surgery fellowship as well. Now I have moved back to the west coast and have join a wonderful private practice in the Seattle-Tacoma area. If you have retinal problems, pay us a visit.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Retinal Surgery

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

32 Answers
38 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Zaidi
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Vitreous issues: The eye is full of material called vitreous. When we are young, this vitreous is a solid gel. As we age, it liquefies starting in the center. Bits of the gel float in the liquid and we see this as floaters. When the central gel becomes liquid, the outer part peels away from the retinal surface. This can cause traction on the retina, which is experienced as flashing lights.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Zaidi
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Surgical procedure: Retinal detachments can be fixed primarily in one of two ways: 1) push the retina back to the eye wall, or 2) push the eye wall towards the retina. The first involves putting a gas bubble and doi into the eye. Sometimes this can be done in the office, but sometimes this needs to be done in the operating room. The second involves putting a band around the eye - this is done in the or.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Zaidi
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Yes: Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea, or front of the eye, is very steep. Patients with keratoconus are often very near-sighted and have astigmatism. Hard contact lenses can correct for this in most cases. For corneas that are too steep or irregular for contacts or those with scarring, corneal transplantation can be done.

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Testimonials
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Aug 4, 2013
Great responses. Recommend highly.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zaidi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zaidi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You!my wife is having this done tomorrow with the big bubble and laser in Toronto
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thank you dr that makes a lot of sence as in to why i see perfect from one eye n the other eye blurry
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Hello Dear, my name is Jenifer, I am, very happy to contact you today

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Graduated 2005MD

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University
Graduated 2000MD

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2005MD

Awards

Residency teaching award from Scheie Eye Institute
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