Lynda H. wore contact lenses for short-sightedness and astigmatism. When she developed cataract she had problems with clarity of vision and dazzle. I implanted a toric lens implant to compensate for her astigmatism, short-sightedness and to replace her cataract. Her distance vision is 6/9 or 20:30 in her left eye without glasses, meaning no need for distance glasses or contact lenses any more in that eye.

A couple of months ago the vision in my left eye became very blurred. So much so that it was seriously affecting my work and confidence in driving.  Not good when I had planned a driving holiday in my camper van for the summer!

It turned out I had developed a cataract which was over the cornea.   I had no idea of how long I would wait for NHS surgery therefore I began  to look into private treatment and one name that leapt off the page was Mr Ayad Shafiq.

I contacted him and within two weeks my surgery was done.  I am so pleased I took this route.  I have an astigmatism and Mr Shafiq recommended a toric lense (which I believe is unavailable on the NHS) and the results are truly amazing.

I had been very scared and worried about the procedure and if anyone had told me that I would actually have a giggle in Theatre with Mr Shafiq and his team, I wouldn’t have believed them.  However we did and I can honestly say it was a painless procedure.

Furthermore they all put me very much at ease and I can’t thank them enough.  I will be returning very soon to have another toric lense fitted in my right eye.

Thank you Mr Shafiq and team.  You said you would look after me and you certainly did.  You have changed my life.

Lynda H. June 2018

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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.