Mr Shafiq’s surgical competence and the risks and benefits of cataract surgery

I have been a Consultant cataract surgeon since 2001.

My experience as a cataract surgeon is extensive. I perform about 500 cataract operations per year. My complication rates are published on NHS Choices at the following webpage:

https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Consultants/Indicators/Service/5550021/3548341

Cataract surgery risks under Mr Shafiq:

This is information on posterior capsule rupture, the commonest type of surgical complication. In my case it hovers between 1 complicated operation per hundred operations to one in 200 hundred operations. This figure is very low and means that 99 operations in every hundred proceed as planned, without complication.

Here is a graph of all surgeons data in Newcastle for one year. Blue dots are Consultants.

Capsule rupture for 475 cataracts in a year

The red dot represents me. I do more operations than most surgeons in Newcastle over the last year, with less than 1% complication rate. The lowest for the ‘high volume’ surgeons.