Mr Tariq Ayoub

Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmologist

London, NW8 9NH

16 years of experience

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Ophthalmologist

London, NW8 9NH

16 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

Patient Trust Score

5.00

104 patient reviews

12 professional endorsements

5.00

Overall Experience

4.99

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

136 of 306 total recommendations are for:

Cataract Surgery

(72)

Cataracts

(48)

Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)

(16)

Other

(170)

Recent patient review

25 Jan 2023

Very professional and answered all my questions from the very start until being discharged. Love...

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About

Mr Tariq Ayoub FRCOphth FRCS-G FEBO Cert-LRS PG-CRS MBBS BSc is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His interests include treatment for Cataract, Vision Correction, Corneal disease and Eye-lid disorders. He is a skilled surgeon and has done over 5000 eye surgeries.

He is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council and has received Specialist Certification in Refractive Surgery (Cert-LRS) by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He has extensive experience in all types of refractive surgery including LASIK, PRK, PTK, implantable ICL, refractive lens exchange and refractive treatment of keratoconus.

Tariq Ayoub trained at the prestigious London School of Ophthalmology, namely at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Royal Free Hospital. He has completed multiple fellowships including

  • Cornea and External Disease Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Oculoplastics Fellowship at Royal Free Hospital
  • Trauma Ophthalmology Fellowship in Asia

He was previously Locum Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

He has received multiple prizes and awards from national and international organisations for his work in the field of Ophthalmology. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles and has presented in national and international meetings across the globe. He is an active educator and is passionate about training junior eye surgeons.

Mr Ayoub has been described as a compassionate, dynamic and safe surgeon who prides himself on the high quality of his work. Given his extensive experience, he is able to manage complex eye conditions in a holistic manner to deliver the best care for his patients.

Areas of expertise

Based on patient reviews & endorsements by other professionals

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Astigmatism
  • Others

Subspecialties

  • Cataract
  • Emergency Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions

All conditions and treatments

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
  • Eye Problems
  • Astigmatism
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Cross Linking (CXL)
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Eye Infection
  • Eye Problem

Registered with

General Medical Council

6161937

Qualifications

Education:

  • FRCOphth: Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • FRCS: Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow
  • FEBO: European Board of Ophthalmology
  • Cert-LRS: Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • PG-CRS: Ulster University
  • MBBS: St. George's, University of London
  • BSc: University College London

languages spoken

  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Arabic
  • Urdu
  • English

insurers

  • Norwich Union
  • Healix
  • Simply Health
  • CS Healthcare
  • Vitality Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Aviva Health
  • Freedom Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • WPA
  • Allianz Worldwide Care
  • Saga Insurance
  • The Exeter
  • health-on-line
  • General Medical
  • Four Points Assistance
  • Legal & General
  • April
  • Groupama
  • Aetna
  • The PHC
  • Bupa Fee Assured
  • Bupa

Location

All locations

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital

4.75

(1522)

Specialist's working hours

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Reviews

All reviews
Cataract Surgery (60)
Cataracts (38)
Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK) (4)
Cataract (3)
Eye Problems (3)

103 reviews

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Very professional and answered all my questions from the very start until being discharged. Love being able to see for the first time in 30 years without glasses or contact lenses

25 Jan 2023

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I can’t recommend Tariq highly enough! From the first consultation to the last everything was perfect. Tariq took the time to carefully explain my options and make sure I understood the the procedure (bilateral refractive lens exchange with trifocal lenses), recovery time and likely outcome. The whole procedure was painless and my recovery uneventful. My only wish is I had done this sooner - for me it’s simply life changing. Total freedom from glasses and contact lenses!

02 Jan 2023

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Refractive Lens Exchange


Reply from Tariq Ayoub

Thank you for your lovely review. Please enjoy your new found vision. Kind regards, Team Oculase

09 Jan 2023

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I felt great confidence in his abilities. He was brilliant in reassuring me in all aspects of my procedure and fully and clearly answered all my questions. I felt I could trust him implicitly. I fully recommend him to any prospective patient.

11 Dec 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

YAG Laser Capsulotomy


Reply from Tariq Ayoub

Thank you for your lovely review. Kind regards, Tariq Ayoub and Team

09 Jan 2023

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Mr. Ayoub was professional and explained everything \I needed to know. When I asked questions he was happy to go through and explain so that I understood. Highly recommended!

04 Oct 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Cataracts

Eye Problems


Reply from Tariq Ayoub

Thank you for your kind review. Kind regards,

09 Jan 2023

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Mr Ayoub performed an outstanding cataract extraction on my left eye.Thank you

07 Sep 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Cataract Surgery


Reply from Tariq Ayoub

Thank you for your lovely review. Kind regards, Tariq Ayoub & Team

09 Jan 2023

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I had my first ever cataract removed by Mr Ayoub and from start to finish the care and treatment experience was wonderful. I am very happy with the results and the aftercare. I would highly recommend Mr Ayoub for cataract removal.

26 Aug 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Cataract Surgery

Cataracts


Reply from Tariq Ayoub

Thank you for your kind review. Kind regards, Tariq Ayoub & Team

09 Jan 2023

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

He is the specialist who did the surgery to remove the pterygium from my left eye. To me, he is a genius. I came from the Caribbean to England specifically to try and remedy my failing eyesight, due to the pterygium growing over my left eye. My son organised for me to see Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Dr Tariq Ayoub, whom he highly recommended. And what a joyful eye opener it turned out to be. As instructed, a fortnight after the operation, I went back for Dr Ayoub to check on progress and to ensure all was well with my eye. I knew the results before he told me because for the first time in twelve years, my vision was as clear as an eagle’s. All tests completed, he concluded that I had 20/20 vision in my left eye. What a joy! Thank God and Dr Tariq Ayoub. From the start, Dr Tariq’s calm, pointed, yet reassuring manner in outlining the possible outcomes of the operation, negative and positive, inspired real hope within me. He sounded trust worthy. And I trusted him. Being fully awake throughout the operation, yet feeling absolutely no pain, being informed at the different stages and reassured by Tariq, as he went about his delicate and highly technical operation, I thought to myself, ‘This man, must be a genius.’ Operation successfully completed, medication, verbal and written instructions for home care given to me; just before leaving his surgery, I still felt obligated to tell Dr Tariq Ayoub, “Doc, you certainly have gifted hands. I think you are a genius.” He smiled, said: “Thanks … … I am not a genius, I just enjoy doing my best, to help as many people as I can.” I am living proof that consultant ophthalmic surgeon Dr Tariq Ayoub is an excellent eye specialist and I highly recommend him to all. Leroy G.

11 Aug 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Pterygium


Reply from Tariq Ayoub

Thank you for your wonderful and detailed feedback. It is much appreciated. Kind regards, Tariq Ayoub and Team

15 Aug 2022

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I was referred to Mr Ayoub and his team by my optician for cataract eye surgery and Mr Ayoub was able to operate very soon afterwards. At all stages of the process, I was kept well informed about what to expect and what I needed to do, with clear explanations of the procedure and the care. The whole experience was as smooth as could be expected and I'm extremely happy with the result (remarkably better vision).

05 Jul 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Cataract Surgery


Reply from Tariq Ayoub

Thank you for your kind feedback. Please enjoy your new vision. Kind regards, Tariq Ayoub and Team

04 Aug 2022

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I had superb life changing experience at Oculase for an ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery. Dr. Tariq Ayoub is a wonderful surgeon, and the staff was always helpful and kind. They ensured I had a smooth prep, surgery, and plenty of follow-up checks. I am so glad I chose Oculase and would highly recommend to anyone considering corrective eye surgery. TL:DR - if you’d like to learn more about my journey, read on …. I had been wearing glasses from the age of 5, maybe earlier, perhaps I was too young to remember for certain. I have very high myopia (approx -9 to -10 diopters) with astigmatism added to the mix. Thus, Laser surgery was never in the cards for me. I had gotten used to a life wearing thick glasses which meant minimising contact sports, foggy vision in winter due to glass condensation and many other things such as swimming wasn’t very enjoyable. I had tried contact lenses for a while but they were a pain as eyes got dry and the headache of remembering to take them off for bed time. When I spoke with Tariq about my issues and wanting a glasses free solution, I was intrigued and somewhat skeptical to hear about ICL surgery, so decided to explore it. I had a several consultations at Oculase where detailed checks were done on my eyes in order to determine the best possible solution. I had lengthy discussions with Tariq where he explained why ICL was the best option, backed by data from the scans and insights from experts. Of course, there were risks as well which I felt Tariq did best to put me at ease. His availability night and day over a quick call or response to messages was super helpful in this process. The operation itself was expertly handed by Tariq and the team. I was fairly relaxed thanks to the pre op discussion by the friendly staff at the clinic (and calming music helped!). The procedure was quick, painless and almost immediately after I was able to see better than I did with glasses. There were of course some artefacts in my vision (flashes, halos) which took a few weeks to go away as the eyes healed from surgery. Post operative care was explained to me thoroughly by the clinical team and Tariq was always at hand to address any concerns as my eyes healed over the weeks. Within a week my vision had become better than ever, perfect 20/20 and with most of the meticulous post op aftercare out of the way, I began to take notice of improvements in lifestyle. No more blurry showers or swimming, no fumbling for glasses first thing in morning or during night waking, not having to repeatedly clean glasses thorough out the day, improved peripheral vision, no lenses, no glasses anxiety when exercising, playing sports or going out for a run, the list goes on. I will most certainly add to the list of improvements as more things being apparent, that I had just gotten “used to” while wearing glasses. In closing, my only regret is not knowing of this earlier in life! Thank you Tariq and Oculase for taking me through this life changing experience.

31 May 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Eye Problems

Astigmatism

Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)


Reply from Tariq Ayoub

Thank you for your wonderful, detailed review of your ICL surgery at Oculase. ICL surgery is indeed life changing and we are glad you have had such a positing experience. Enjoy your new found vision. Kind regards, Tariq Ayoub & Team

06 Jun 2022

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

I had to wear glasses from a very young age. Having a considerable amount of prescription (over -6) and astigmatism, I wasn't sure if I would be suitable for laser eye surgery. Fortunately, Mr. Ayoub was very patient and informative. On the day of the initial consultation, I had multiple scans and a full through eye assessment. At end of the consultation he assured me that I was a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery. He gave a very detailed description of the various procedures - I opted to have PRK rather than LASIK. On the procedure day, the behaviour of the team was professional and friendly putting me at ease. I had been warned to expect some pain and discomfort for a couple of days after my PRK procedure so I was well prepared for this. However the pain was minimal. I now have 20/20 vision in both eyes. The surgery has changed my life. I was intolerant to contact lens and found wearing glasses just a hinderance and annoying. Now I am able to do everything without glasses. I am glad I picked Mr. Ayoub for my surgery. For anyone considering having laser eye surgery, I would say it is the best decision you will ever take and I would highly recommend Mr. Ayoub and his team at Oculase without any hesitation.

23 Feb 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)

Corneal Cross Linking (CXL)


Reply from Tariq Ayoub

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad to have helped you through your journey to glasses freedom. Enjoy your new found vision. Kind regards, Mr. Ayoub & Team

19 Apr 2022

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Cataract Surgery (12)
Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK) (12)
Ophthalmology (12)
Cataracts (10)

12 endorsements

Mr Ayoub is an excellent Ophthalmogist who has received his training at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He is patient centred and provides high quality care to all his NHS and private patients. I highly recommend him to all potential patients.

10 Aug 2021

Endorsed for

Ophthalmology
Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
Cataract Surgery
+ 13 more

Mr Mfazo Hove

Ophthalmology

I trained them

Tariq is a very skilful and confident cataract and refractive surgeon and It was pleasure working alongside him in the past. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a young and dynamic surgeon for their eye treatment .

10 Aug 2021

Endorsed for

Ophthalmology
Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
Cataract Surgery
+ 16 more

Mr Rajesh Deshmukh

Ophthalmology

Is a colleague

Tariq is a fantastic clinician and experienced surgeon!

10 Aug 2021

Endorsed for

Ophthalmology
Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
Cataract Surgery
+ 13 more

Mr Mostafa Elgohary

Ophthalmology

We trained together

Mr Ayoub is a very competent and dedicated clinician, with a wealth of experience. He has gained extensive knowledge in managing a range of ophthalmic conditions over the years and patients under his care are certain of receiving the best treatment. He has a professional bedside manner, excellent surgical outcomes, is well liked by his peers and I would certainly recommend Mr Ayoub to my patients.

02 Jun 2021

Endorsed for

Ophthalmology
Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
Cataract Surgery
+ 20 more

Mr Rohit Jolly

Ophthalmology

We trained together

FAQ

What are Mr Tariq Ayoub's reviews like?

Mr Tariq Ayoub's overall patient rating is 5 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 104 reviews

What languages does Mr Tariq Ayoub speak?

Mr Tariq Ayoub speaks Bengali, Hindi, Arabic, Urdu and English

Where is Mr Tariq Ayoub located?

Mr Tariq Ayoub primarily practices at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, located at 60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 9NH
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