Mr Ayad Shafiq



  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Nuffield Health Newcastle upon Tyne 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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  • Surgical

About me

I am a specialist cataract surgeon . I have over 17 years experience as a Consultant and perform over 500 cataract operations per year in adults and children. My published complication rates are extremely low and I maintain extremely high standards of care.

I also perform adult and childhood squint surgery to align the eyes.

Areas of interest

Microincision Cataract surgery;
multifocal and toric lenses;
I perform 500 cataract procedures per year in adults as well as about 30 in children .
I specialise in offering a customised approach to each patient, which includes a discussion about the best type of lens suitable for each person. Some people have astigmatism in their glasses, which is can be corrected with special implants which replace the cataract, called a toric lens implant. Some people are happy with distance vision without spectacles and wear reading glasses, and others wish to have implants which give a full range of focussing inside the eye, a bit like varifocal glasses. These implants are called trifocal or extended range vision lens implants.

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