Dear Mr Shafiq,
I can’t thankyou enough for the complete transformation in my eye sight. Having been shortsighted for 60 years a grey “fog” also descended which affected my vision even more. Procedures to remove cataracts and insert lenses, one of which was toric, have been a great success. The two operations were only mildly uncomfortable during which Mr Shafiq explained the process. Very worthwhile indeed.
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
Dear Mr Shafiq,
l do want to thank you so much for the exemplary service you have given me in dealing with my left eye cataract.
Leading up to my operation you carefully and fully explained my options and your suggestion of a Symphony lens which l accepted has proved to be extremely successful giving me clarity of long distance and also some useful reading ability.
Throughout you have brought a straightforwardness and humourbwhich has given me confidence and made the experience so satisfactory.
Thank you again. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others.
With kind regards.
I just had to say thank you again for the difference you have made to my quality of life over the past 4 weeks! I am amazed every day by how well I can see to get about and drive without the need for any correction. As I had been a contact lens wearer for over 40 years when I developed glaucoma 9 years ago it was a huge blow to me to find that due to the need to use medication to control my glaucoma my eyes became less tolerant of contact lenses and I had come to rely greatly on varifocal specs most of the time. Having already lost a significant amount of vision in my left eye I felt extremely anxious about facing surgery on my ‘good’ right eye but the cataract was interfering greatly with my day to day life and I could not delay any longer. Upon coming to see you I immediately felt you were the right person to undertake my surgery as your professional but friendly, relaxed and approachable manner instilled confidence in me. Your suggested plan was to implant a toric lens in my right eye to correct both my short sightedness and astigmatism and give me the best walking around vision possible, the left eye could then be corrected with a standard lens to help with closer vision. Four weeks ago I had the first procedure carried out followed two weeks later by the second, both lots of surgery went as planned and were totally pain free, the reassurance and kindness I received from both yourself and the theatre staff made both experiences completely positive and pleasant ones! Now four weeks on and I’m able to enjoy my life again without the need for glasses or contact lens, requiring specs only for reading, which I don’t mind at all. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been able to avail myself of your experience and expertise, thank you so much Ayad.
Judith B March 2018
“In December 2017 I went for an eye test expecting to purchase some new glasses with varifocal lenses however the test revealed that I had cataracts in both eyes. Whilst this came as a shock it did explain why on occasions I had difficulty with my vision when not wearing glasses and also with oncoming car headlights.
I was referred to Mr Shafiq at the Nuffield Hospital and after an initial consultation in January 2018, two operations and two follow up consultations over a six week period I now have excellent eyesight. I no longer need to wear glasses as both eyes have been fitted with trifocal intraocular lenses. Compared to the ‘grey’ world I lived in prior to the operations the difference in colours, brightness and sharpness of objects is remarkable and I have noticed very small things at home that I hadn’t seen previously. Both operations were very successful and went as expected as I had watched a video of the procedure on Mr Shafiq’s website so I knew what to expect! Throughout this process , both during consultations and operations, Mr Shafiq has explained everything at a level that I could understand, answered all of my questions to my satisfaction and was reassuring at all times. The only concern I had was a few days after the second operation where I was seeing halos around car headlights and traffic lights. Mr Shafiq assured me that this was normal due to the way that the lenses dispersed the light and that after a period of time I wouldn’t notice them.
I would also like to praise all other staff at the Nuffield Hospital involved in both the operations and the ward day care. Having eye surgery can be quite scary but whilst being professional at all times their friendly approach put me at ease before, during and after both operations.
If you have any doubts about having cataracts removed or having the trifocal intraocular lenses fitted then don’t. The end result is fantastic and I would highly recommend Mr Shafiq to anyone considering having this done.”
Julie I , February 2018
Mr Shafiq operated on the cataract in my left eye on the 2nd Febuary 2018.
A Symphony lens was inserted under local anaesthetic, the whole procedure went without a hitch. The staff were very attentive and Mr Shafiq reassuring during the operation.
Mr Shafiq followed up four days later and the eye was healing well.
The sight which I now enjoy is amazing, much better than I expected.
The hospital pre and post op were first class.