Miss Asifa Shaikh

Ophthalmic Surgeon in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire & High Wycombe


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Professional statement

Miss Asifa Shaikh is a leading consultant ophthalmic surgeon. She has been a dedicated consultant at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT) since september 2006.

Currently, Miss Shaikh serves as the joint lead for the glaucoma service and the clinical lead for the private ophthalmology service at BHT. She previously served as the clinical lead for ophthalmology at BHT for a six-year tenure from September 2016 to August 2022.

Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and its management, cataract surgery, general ophthalmology, corneal and eyelid disorders, and ocular inflammatory conditions such as uveitis. Miss Shaikh consults privately at The Chiltern Hospital in Great Missenden, The Shelburne Hospital in High Wycombe, and Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury.

Miss Shaikh undertook postgraduate surgical training in ophthalmology in the Oxford Deanery. Having achieved her Certificate of Completion of Surgical Training (CCT), she furthered her skills through a post-CCT fellowship training in cornea and external eye diseases at The Western Eye Hospital, St. Mary’s NHS Trust, London for 12 months, followed by an additional 12 months’ fellowship training in the medical and surgical management and laser treatment of glaucoma at The Oxford Eye Hospital.

Anterior segment pathology often occurs alongside glaucoma, with glaucoma surgery either preceding it (such as, glaucoma drainage surgery or trabeculectomy) or requiring concurrent cataract surgery (for example, the insertion of MIGS glaucoma implants). Notably, Miss Shaikh specialises in cataract surgery in concurrent glaucoma cases, where the complexities of both conditions necessitate a tailored approach. Her adeptness extends to state-of-the-art, high-volume, complex micro-incision cataract surgery, including the use of advanced techniques like toric and premium multifocal implants.

Miss Shaikh is highly proficient in all modalities of glaucoma treatment, including medical management, laser interventions such as selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), endo-cyclo-photocoagulation (ECP), cyclodiode and micro-pulse treatments, as well as penetrating glaucoma drainage surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) procedures like iStent, OMNI, Elios laser, and minimally invasive bleb surgery (MIBS) like Preserflo glaucoma micro-shunt and Xen glaucoma implant.

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