Hazel saw my website and emailed me from North Wales. She faced a long wait for cataract surgery locally and wanted to discuss her best options for cataract surgery and lens implant. After an exchange of emails, I saw her for Consultation, and arranged a date for cataract surgery for both eyes 3 days apart, seeing her in between to check the focus of the first eye. This was excellent, so we carried out the second eye surgery as planned, two days after the first giving her distance vision in one eye and middle distance in the other. This gave her an all round vision in everyday life , meaning she just would wear reading spectacles for close reading. I was quite touched that she chose to travel from Wales for surgery in Newcastle in my care and I was very pleased that she did so well. Here is her testimonial:
‘From the first email exchange with Mr Shafiq, I felt comfortable about having him operate on my eyes. Once we had met him, both my husband and I were convinced travelling from North Wales for the operations was more than worth it. I have always had a bit of a phobia about anyone touching my eyes, but didn’t have a problem with My Shafiq operating on them, as he put me at my ease straight away. There wasn’t anything more than slight discomfort after both operations, and a couple of painkillers soon took care of that.
After wearing glasses for 57 years, with ever worsening sight, even after a month I still wake up every morning not believing my sight can be this good. The world definitely looks different now, but it took some getting used to not having to wear glasses apart from reading.
So my heartfelt thanks goes to Ayad and the teams at the RVI and Nuffield for all the care they gave me last month.’