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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Ramsay Pinehill Hospital, Lister Hospital, Hertford County Hospital .
This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.
Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.
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- Oculoplastic surgery
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: e.g. reduced vision
- Cataract surgery
- Leanne Brigden
- Lister Hospital Coreys Mill Lane Stevenage SG1 4AB
- 07584 907494
- 07584 907494
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Angukumar Thangamuthu Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon
Lister Hospital, Stevenage
New QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Urdu - Conversational
Shafi F, Rathore D, Johnson A, Mehta P, Ahluwalia HS.
Medial canthal defects following tumour excision: To reconstruct or not to reconstruct? Orbit 2017; 2: 64-8
Shafi F, Mathewson P, Mehta P, Ahluwalia HS.
The enlarged extraocular muscle: to relax, reflect or refer? Eye 2017; 31: 537-44
Shafi F, Zaidi I, Mehta P, Ahluwalia HS, Ahmed SK
Endoscopic Medial Rectus Sling: A Window Into the Intraconal Orbital Apex
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 May-Jun;32(3):233-6.
Sachdev A, Shafi F, Mehta P, Ahluwalia HS
Pediatric Periocular Keratin Horns: A Case Series
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sept 6. [Epub ahead of print]
Shafi F, Gonglore B, Sandramouli S, Mudhar HS
Spindle cell lipoma of the conjunctiva
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print]
Kreis AJ, Shafi F, Madge SN
Transconjunctival entropion repair – the backdoor approach
Orbit. 2013 Oct;32(5):271-4
Shafi F, Madge SN
Skin graft hypertrichosis associated with prostaglandin analog in the treatment of glaucoma.
Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jan-Feb;30(1):e3-5
Shafi F, Agrawal P, Holder R, Sung V,
Bleb needling with subconjunctival injection of sodium hyaluronate 1.4%: 1 year outcomes
Can J Ophthalmol. 2011 Dec;46(6):537-42
Shafi F, Kadyan A.
Comment on ‘Corneal hysteresis in patients with dry eye’ Eye. 2012 Oct;26(10):1392
Shafi F, Mehta P, Ahluwalia H
Upper Lid Entropion Post Ptosis Correction: Is Tarsal Buckling the Cause? Orbit 2012 Aug;31(4):246-8
- MB BChir University of Cambridge 2005
- MA (Cantab) University of Cambridge 2007
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2013
- Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education Warwick University 2017
Reference number 6139281
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
British Oculoplastic Surgery Society
- Pinehill Hospital
- 14:00 - 18:00
- 01462 422822
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Miss Fariha Shafi
01462 422822 (Pinehill)
01438 288213 (Lister or New QEII)