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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth .
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.
- Oculoplastic surgery
- Surgical lacrimal
Mrs. Sabrina Shah-Desai, MS, FRCS(Ed), Ophth is a Consultant Ophthalmologist & Oculoplastic Lead at Queen’s Hospital, UK.
She qualified from Bombay University (1994), and trained in UK to complete a fellowship in Cornea & Oculoplastics at East Grinstead (‘96-‘97), followed by Oculoplastic fellowships at Salisbury & Southampton Eye Units (‘98) and then at Moorfields Eye Hospital (‘00-‘01). In 2009 she undertook a secondment at the craniofacial unit of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. She has expertise in the management of eyelid, lacrimal & socket disorders based on her extensive experience at Moorfields Eye Hospital (2003-2010). Her clinical research interests include thyroid eye disease and periocular cancers. She runs an annual “Back to Basics” pigs eyelid wet lab.
Areas of interest
Oculoplastic surgery in children & adults; Skin cancer reconstruction; Lacrimal (watery eye surgery); Thyroid eye disease; Eyelid lump removal; Facial palsy repair; Blepharospasm; Eyelid malposition repair (ectropion, entropion); Droopy eyelid lift (ptosis); Saggy eyelid lift (blepharoplasty); Dry eye treatment; Cosmetic eyelid surgery, Revision Eyelid surgery.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Left BHRUT (Queens Hospital Romford Essex) on 31/8/2015.
Management of eyelid malposition’s
Eyelid, facial lumps & high risk Skin Cancers.
Watery eyes & tear duct surgery.
Dry eyes & Blepharitis treatment.
Facial Palsy & Facial Dystonia’s
Thyroid Eye Disease.
Blind eye removal & orbital implants & fat grafts.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery & eyelid lifts
scar less droopy eyelid correction & revision cosmetic eyelid surgery.
Facial rejuvenation with Botox & Dermal fillers.
Thyroid Eye Disease
Revision eyelid Surgery
Scarless ptosis surgery
Clinical Excellence Award (level1)
"Two new cases of metastatic basal cell carcinoma from the eyelids" ( Orbit).
“Stability and Predictability of lid position, following a new technique of anterior graded approach lid lowering for dysthyroid upper lid retraction” Orbit, 2011 Dec;30(6):280-8.
Evaluation of Scleral contact lens as a treatment modality in complex ptosis. Ophthal Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 2011 March-April; 27(2): 95-8.
“Outcome of ptosis repair : A digital image analysis ” Ophthal Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 2011 Jan-Feb;27 12-4.
“Long-term outcomes of surgical approaches to the treatment of floppy eyelid syndrome” Ophthalmology, 2010 Apr;117(4):839-46.
“ Use of eyeliner to mask mild ptosis”, Minerva, BMJ 2009, 338;b1049.
Thyroid orbitopathy possibly predisposes to late-onset of periocular lymphoma.
“Eye” 2005 Aug 26.
The lax eyelid syndrome or Progeria of eyelid tissues. “Orbit, Vol 23 (1), pp 3-12, 2004.
Use of 7/0 Vicryl (coated polyglactin 910) and 7/0 Vicryl-rapide (irradiated polyglactin 910) in skin closure in ophthalmic plastic surgery. “Orbit” Vol 21(1) pp 1-8, 2002.
Role of the lower lid retractors in ectropion repair. “Orbit” 20 (2), 2001.
Painful Blind Eye: efficacy of enucleation and evisceration in resolving ocular pain. “Br J Ophthalmol”, 84(4): 437-8, Apr 2000.
The House-Brackman System and assessment of corneal risk in facial nerve palsy. “Eye” 14, 353-357, 2000.
Management of Eyelid Retraction. “Journal of Bombay Ophthalmologist’s Association,” Vol 10 (4), Oct –Dec 2000, 193-194.
Surgical correction of entropion and excess upper eyelid skin in congenital cutis laxa; a case report. “Orbit”, 18(1), 53-58, 1999.
Courses offered to GPs
Corneo Plastic Fellowship Course “Ectropion & Entropion”, The Queens Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, 19th Oct 2012.
“Back to Basics” Oculoplastic Pigs Eye Wetlab, Alcon Lab, Camberley, 5th Oct 2012.
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Re admission rate - 0%
Post operative infection rate - 0-1%
Mortality rate - 0%
Patient satisfaction rate - 95 % (ptosis audit 2012-13)
- MS Ophthalmology Sir JJ Group of Hospitals 1994
- FRCS Ed (ophth) Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 1997
Reference number 4406837
Details of entry to specialist register
- CESR, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Interspeciality Member BAPRAS
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Royal College of Surgeons, Ed
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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