Mr Rehman was appointed as full-time NHS Consultant Eye Surgeon back in 2002 and performs around a thousand surgical procedures a year. He has performed well over twenty thousand surgical procedures during his career. In 2016 Mr Rehman left his NHS Consultant post to focus his time on working with Optegra Eye Healthcare to refine vision correction services on a full-time basis. Between October 2017 to March 2020 Mr Rehman was UK clinical lead for the Cataract and Vision correction services. He is chair of the medical advisory committee at Optegra Eye Hospitals northern regional network and is an amabasaddor consultant to Optegra UK.
Never one to rest on former achievements, he continues to devote much time and energy towards further innovation with particular emphasis on helping to encourage the adoption of new ideas wherever they have been clearly proven to help improve the lives of his patients. He works tirelessly to identify innovative new developments in macular degeneration, cataract surgery and vision correction technology, bringing major advancements in eye care from around the world.
Outside his working life, Shafiq spends as much time as possible with his wife, four children and one rather lazy labradoodle and a 'lively' Bichon Frise.
He has interests in cosmology, evolutionary science and in the history of medical and scientific endeavours.
Shafiq also remains an avid traveller and hopes one day to circumnavigate the world but probably not until he has hung up his operating gloves!
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Mr Rehman performed Multifocal Lens Replacement Surgery on both of my eyes earlier this year. This was complicated due to laser surgery 30 years ago, and I understand that not many surgeons would have agreed to do the procedure. I cannot speak highly enough of the care I received from Mr Rehman and his team. The surgery was a complete success and recovery smooth. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Rehman to anyone considering this type of procedure.
Mr Shafiq performed the procedure to replace my lenses with bi-focal implants. The whole process was very smooth and I was relaxed throughout. The operation was remarkably unobtrusive and I didn't even have any visible sign of redness in the my eyes the following day. I now have twenty twenty vision and have made a full recovery. I would recommend Mr Shafiq to anyone contemplating this procedure.
I am so delighted on the results of my laser eye treatment. After wearing glasses for 20+ years this has been amazing. Amazing support and aftercare.
Everything that would take place was explained extremely clearly and I felt confident in going ahead with my cataract operations. The results are fantastic.
Mr Shafiq has been amazing! He made me feel very comfortable and was so honest with me. I had been to a few consultations with different eye clinics and wasn’t feeling the right vibe. I felt like some were purely just for business until I came across Mr Shafiq Rehman at Optegra! I could not have asked for a better place or better surgeon! This is coming from somebody who has really done their research. Initially, due to brexit 2 years ago there was no availability of a medicine I would have required in surgery (this was a nationwide issue for every eye clinic - I called them all to confirm). Other clinics I will not name either still offered me the surgery without this medication or simply said LASIK was the best choice for me (and it wasn’t due to my corneas being thin). Mr Shafiq at Optegra was the only honest surgeon who told me to not go ahead without this medication and urged me to wait so I did and now ive finally undergone the surgery and I am 3 months post opp! This has been the best decision I have made. I have gone with an honest surgeon at a reputable eye hospital and I could not have been happier.
Explained all the procedures in advance, and likewise on the day including during the procedure- so there were no surprises Net result - much improved eye sight!
He made the daunting prospect of having both lenses replaced at the same time a very reassuring experience with his confidence, skill and experience especially under unexpected circumstances. My eyesight is almost perfect now.
Caring, thoughtful and very professional. He helped calm my nerves and gave me the confidence to go ahead with the surgery. Now I can see clearly. My eyes feel like they did when I was eighteen. Miracle worker!
If your thinking of having the Refractive Lens Exchange procedure done i highly recommend you ask to see Mr Rehman.I had both eyes done at the same time at Spire eye hospital (Elland) under general anaesthetic, Absolutely brilliant there was no problem whatsoever, Very professional and understanding. Thanks. I now have 20/20 vision 🤘
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Mr Shafiq Rehman's overall patient rating is 4.99 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 196 reviews
What languages does Mr Shafiq Rehman speak?
Mr Shafiq Rehman speaks Punjabi, Urdu and English
Where is Mr Shafiq Rehman located?
Mr Shafiq Rehman primarily practices at Spire Elland Hosptial, located at Elland Lane Elland, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX5 9EB
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