Mr Ayad Shafiq




FRCOphth, MRCPaeds, DCh, BA, BM & BCh

GMC number: 3548341
Practicing since: 1991


Mr Shafiq has been an Ophthalmology Consultant at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, since 2001. He is an Honorary Consultant at Sunderland Royal Infirmary.

He graduated in Medicine from Oxford University Medical School, obtaining a Masters in Natural Sciences first from Cambridge University.

He performs over 500 adult cataract operations per year. His speed and skill are utilised to make surgery a quick, comfortable and easy experience for his patients. Mr Shafiq treats astigmatism and uses multifocal lenses in appropriate situations and offers a bespoke service for each patient. He has a complication rate of less than one per hundred operations which is published via


CE Willoughby, A Shafiq, et al, “CRYBB1 mutation associated with congenital cataract and mircocornea”, Molecular Vision, 11, 2005, 587-593

Elliot S, Shafiq A., “Interventions for infantile esotropia”, Cochrane Database Systematic Review, 1, 2005, CD004917

Hallet, Willoughby, Shafiq, Kaye, Bolton-Maggs, “Pitfalls in the management of a child with mild Haemophilia A and a traumatic hyphaema”, Haemophilia, 6, 2000, 118-9

F Skarmoutsos, S Sandhu, G Voros, A Shafiq, “The Use of Optical Coherence Tomography in the Management of Cystoid Macular Edema in Paediatric Uveitis”, Journal of AAPOS, 10, 2006, 173-174

K Jain, A Shafiq, J Deveny, G Robert, “Surgical Outcome for Removal of Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascular Membranes in Children” Retina, 22, 2002, 412-417

Moutray T, Napier M, Shafiq A, Rankin S, Willoughby CE., “Monozygotic twins discordant for phacomatosis pigmentovascularis: evidence for the concept of twin spotting”, American Journal of Medical Genetics, 3, 2010, 718-720


  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Ophthalmology
  • North of England Ophthalmology


Tuesday 09:30 – 12:00

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