IMG_4211Mr A Shafiq, FRCOphth (London), MRCPPaeds (UK), DCH (London), MA (Cambridge University), BM & BCh (Oxford University).


More about me:

I am a Consultant Eye Surgeon working in the Nuffield Hospital,  Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

I have 17 years’ experience as a Consultant Ophthalmologist performing 500 adult cataract operations per year.

I offer a bespoke cataract surgery service so that each person has vision that matches his or her needs and expectations.

I have created this website to provide information about the service I offer and about cataract surgery in general.

If you wish to see me, we would have a half hour Consultation at our first meeting. I will carefully assess your eye, and discuss the best type of lens replacement to meet your needs, take all measurements and book you in for surgery . Within 3 weeks you will have your first eye surgery and usually both eyes will have had surgery within 5 weeks of our meeting.

If this meets your needs read the following pages for costs, contact information, testimonials, information on all aspects of surgery and my surgical results.


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Mr A Shafiq

I am a Consultant Eye Surgeon working in Newcastle. I have 16 years experience as a Consultant . I offer a bespoke cataract surgery service so that each person has vision that matches his or her needs and expectations.

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  1. My wife developed cateracts in both eyes approx 3 years ago, and has had to wear sunglasses to stop the light dazzling her even in shops/supermarkets were the worst with flourecent lights.

    The optician referred her back to our doctor, but commented on that even with cateracts, her eye sight was probably of a level that the NHS would not possibly do anything with, and probably the quickest way to get the required treatment would be to go private.

    We reviewed the Nuffield cateract surgery and came across Mr Shafiqs’ web site and seeing how many operations he carries out through the year not only on adults but children as well we decided to go with him, and what a good decision that was.

    At the initial consultation Mr Shafiq tested my wife’s eyes and explained what was wrong with her eyes and the treatment and procedure he would perform to correct her eye sight.

    My wife was very anxious about the operation but Mr Shafiq calmed her worries with his reassuring manner.

    She had her right eye done first and 3 weeks later her left eye all with a local anaesthetic.

    Now after just 6 days her vision in both eyes is wonderful, and improving day by day.

    We will certainly recommend Mr Shafiq to anyone contemplating cateract surgery.

    Thanks again
    Lynn & Eddie R.


  2. Mr Shafiq and his team exuded professionalism, reassurance and humour in abundance whilst I had no pain, no bruising, no trauma, just a weird 15 mins in an operating theatre. Now best of all at 71, I need no glasses. What a result. What a precious gift.


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