Miss Fariha Shafi


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Specialises in

  • Oculoplastic surgery

About me

Miss Shafi studied Medicine at Cambridge University and graduated with degrees in
Physiology (First class) and Medicine. She undertook specialist Ophthalmic training in the West Midlands Deanery gaining a wide range of general ophthalmology experience before undertaking subspecialist training in Oculoplastic surgery.

Her subspecialist expertise in Oculoplastic surgery developed during advanced subspecialty training in Birmingham and Coventry followed by a prestigious Oculoplastic and Orbital fellowship at Moorefield’s Eye Hospital in London.

Miss Shafi is a full-time Consultant Oculoplastic Ophthalmologist at East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust having been appointed in August 2016. She is the lead clinician for the Oculoplastic service in this region. She specialises in all aspects of eyelid, lacrimal (tear drainage), eye socket and orbital disease. She also has a regular general clinic and cataract operating list.

In addition to her clinical practice, Miss Shafi has published many research papers, presented her work at numerous national and international conferences where she has been awarded several prizes. She is responsible for ophthalmology training in East & North Hertfordshire and is a faculty member and lecturer on courses held to teach cataract and oculoplastic surgical techniques.

Areas of interest

- All eyelid disease including cysts; eyelid lumps and bumps; chalazia; periocular skin cancer; ingrowing eyelashes (trichiasis); eyelid twitching (blepharospasm); eyelid reconstruction; eyelid hooding (dermatochalasis); eyelid malposition
(ectropion; entropion correction); lower lid tightening; drooping lids (ptosis surgery); droopy eyebrows (brow ptosis; brow lifts); facial palsy restorative surgery to eyelids and brows
- All causes of watering and irritable eyes
- Thyroid eye disease
- Patients who have, or want to consider using, an artificial eye
- Orbital disease (including causes of bulgy or staring eyes)

General Ophthalmology:
- General ophthalmology: e.g. reduced vision
- Cataract surgery

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Procedures completed

  • X3800

    Ophthalmic local anaesthetic injection administered by operator - (1-5)

    Pinehill Hospital (1-5)

  • C1210

    Excision of lesion of eyelid - (1-5)

    Pinehill Hospital (1-5)

  • C1230

    Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of eyelid - (1-5)

    Pinehill Hospital (1-5)

  • C2650

    Probing of nasolacrimal system +/- syringing and/or irrigation - (1-5)

    Pinehill Hospital (1-5)

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