Miss Fariha Shafi

Consultant Ophthalmologist


MB BChir, MA (Cantab), FRCOphth

Secretary Contact Details

Tel: 01438 288242






All eyelid disease including cysts, eyelid lumps and bumps, chalazia, periocular skin cancer, ingrowing eyelashes (trichiasis), eyelid twitching (blepharospasm), eyelid reconstruction, eyelid hooding (dermatochalasis), eyelid malposition (ectropion; entropion correction), lower lid tightening, drooping lids (ptosis surgery), droopy eyebrows (brow ptosis, brow lifts), facial palsy restorative surgery to eyelids and brows

All causes of watering and irritable eyes

Thyroid eye disease

Patients who have, or want to consider using, an artificial eye

Orbital disease (including causes of bulgy or staring eyes)

Cataract surgery

Hospital Base


Clinic Locations

Lister and New QEII


Miss Shafi studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and graduated with degrees in physiology and medicine. She undertook specialist ophthalmic training in the West Midlands Deanery gaining a wide range of general ophthalmology experience before undertaking subspecialist training in oculoplastic surgery.

Her subspecialist expertise in oculoplastic surgery developed during advanced subspecialty training in Birmingham and Coventry followed by a prestigious oculoplastic and orbital fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

Miss Shafi is a full-time consultant oculoplastic ophthalmologist at East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, having been appointed in August 2016. She is the lead clinician for the oculoplastic service in this region. She specialises in all aspects of eyelid, lacrimal (tear drainage), eye socket and orbital disease. She also has a regular general clinic and cataract operating list.

In addition to her clinical practice, Miss Shafi has published many research papers and has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences. She is responsible for ophthalmology training in East and North Hertfordshire and is a faculty member and lecturer on courses held to teach cataract and oculoplastic surgical techniques.