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Mr Faqir A Qazi

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I rue the day I ever walked into the Chester branch of Optical Express.I naively thought that the staff would undoubtedly be acting with integrity and with my best interest at heart and I had absolutely no reason not to trust them ... Read more

Dr Qazi was born in Peshawar, Pakistan and undertook his college education at Cadet College Kohat before he graduated from the Khyber Medical College, Peshawar in 1985.

He moved to Europe for post-graduation in 1989 after the completion of his internships from Lady Reading Hospital Post-graduate Medical Institute in Peshawar.

Dr Qazi completed his basic ophthalmic training in Ireland, working in Cork University and Waterford Regional Hospitals. In 1994 he obtained his MRCOphth and FRCS (Ophthalmology) from Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London and the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow.

He continued working in Ireland as a senior registrar until 1999 and then joined the Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada as a clinical Ophthalmic Fellow. During his year there, he was also a certified ophthalmologist for a clinical trial conducted by the National Eye Institute, Bethesda in Maryland, USA.

Dr Qazi then returned to UK and worked as Ophthalmic Consultant in NHS before embarking on another adventure of one year fellowship in Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical University. He is on the specialist register in Ophthalmology with the general medical council from 2004. He has performed thousands of refractive procedures including; Intralase and microkeratome lasik, Lasek, PRK. Conductive keretplasty and Phaco Cataract surgery and IOL Implants.

He has published papers in major peer review Ophthalmic journals with Ocular Immune Disorders and had exposure to the refractive surgery from his initial training years in early 1990’s with ALK and AK and then later PRK/LASIK.

A member of the European Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society, Dr Qazi attends international Ophthalmic meetings including American and Canadian Ophthalmic societies. He was recently presented with the European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma.

Rating Date
17 Jun 2013

I rue the day I ever walked into the Chester branch of Optical Express.I naively thought that the staff would undoubtedly be acting with integrity and with my best interest at heart and I had absolutely no reason not to trust them at this point..WRONG!!I fell for the 'hard sell' the guarantees and promises and the time limited finance offer...big mistakeI had a pre-existing eye condition which I was told would not be a problem....but I know now that this was totally untrue...but hindsight is a wonderful thing!Over 4 years post surgery I suffer constant discomfort and visual problems my life has been turned upside down and Opticl Express could not care any less. Aftercare was abysmal, bordering on non existent. Was diagnosed, by a senior OE surgeon, as having a painful and frightening eye condition requiring treatment. I was prescribed medication but made to wait 12 months for it despite several reminders.On a separate occasion the person who's replies on this forum show an apparent desire to assist, made me wait sevferal months for medication, again despite reminders.This suggests that the concerned OE response appearing on this site is for show only, because from my experiences and that of many many others, once OE have your money, perform your surgery then they will wash their hands of you if you have persistent problems. Lifetime aftercare...a load of bull!!!A word of warning....although OE are duty bound to give patients all the necessary and essential information to enable the patient to make an informed decision about their surgery...don't rely on this and do your own research. In my experience, I am paying the price for booking surgery when I did not receive that essential information and I truly believe that this essential information was intentionally withheld.I have only just found out that I was given a highly toxic and unlicensed drug called Mitomycin C. This was instilled into my eyes without my knowledge or consent. I am living with the uncertainty of the long term consequences of this. I should have been given the choice but was not.There are many many many more patients who have suffered long term problems following eye surgery with Optical Express and if you Google Optical Express reviews you will come across a forum where you can find out a lot more(essential input into your decision making process) beyond what you find on the OE website.Many more people are coming forward, DAILY with problems and the issues surrounding laser eye surgery with companies like optical express is about to gain massive publicity very soon.....please pay attention to what is being reported.

22 May 2013
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I rue the day I ever walked into the Chester branch of Optical Express. I naively thought that the staff would undoubtedly be acting with integrity and with my best interest at heart and I had absolutely no reason not to trust them at this point..WRONG!! I fell for the 'hard sell' the guarantees and promises and the time limited finance offer...big mistake I had a pre-existing eye condition which I was told would not be a problem....but I know now that this was totally untrue...but hindsight is a wonderful thing!Over 4 years post surgery I suffer constant discomfort and visual problems my life has been turned upside down and Opticl Express could not care any less. Aftercare was abysmal, bordering on non existent. Was diagnosed, by a senior OE surgeon, as having a painful and frightening eye condition requiring treatment. I was prescribed medication but made to wait 12 months for it despite several reminders.On a separate occasion the person who's replies on this forum show an apparent desire to assist, made me wait sevferal months for medication, again despite reminders.This suggests that the concerned OE response appearing on this site is for show only, because from my experiences and that of many many others, once OE have your money, perform your surgery then they will wash their hands of you if you have persistent problems. Lifetime aftercare...a load of bull!!!A word of warning....although OE are duty bound to give patients all the necessary and essential information to enable the patient to make an informed decision about their surgery...don't rely on this and do your own research. In my experience, I am paying the price for booking surgery when I did not receive that essential information and I truly believe that this essential information was intentionally withheld.I have only just found out that I was given a highly toxic and unlicensed drug called Mitomycin C. This was instilled into my eyes without my knowledge or consent. I am living with the uncertainty of the long term consequences of this. I should have been given the choice but was not.There are many many many more patients who have suffered long term problems following eye surgery with Optical Express and if you Google Optical Express reviews you will come across a forum where you can find out a lot more(essential input into your decision making process) beyond what you find on the OE website.Many more people are coming forward, DAILY with problems and the issues surrounding laser eye surgery with companies like optical express is about to gain massive publicity very soon.....please pay attention to what is being reported.

11 Jan 2013

Manner very good, first he told me I would be able to read un-aided at arm length, this changed to unable to read,when questioned, again stated he was right the first time. This is not the end case.Performed a poor procedure on my precious sight, treatment was off-set and de-centralised as confirmed by Centre of Sight.Very questionable that he decided to treat me at all, but I guess numbers are numbers.

04 Mar 2012

I had my LASEK procedure on 29th Feb 2012. I had been thinking about laser eye surgery for a while- not only to give me the freedom from contact lens' but also to enable me to pursue a police career (my standard of vision unaided did not meet their minimum requirements-this would have meant I failed my medical and therefore would not get in). My prescription was -4.25 in my left; and -3.75 in my right eye with a -1.25 astigmatism. I attended a consultation at the Preston branch in January ad was told I'd be suitable-I chose to opt for the LASEK procedure as it results in a better-healed eye-the eye is stronger - this is important to me as I am sporty including contact sports such as kick boxing, I also enjoy horse riding (and therefore fall off on occasion!) and in the police I would risk possibly getting knocked about a bit-the risk of receiving a knock to my eyes is not worth it. Hence my choice. LASEK involves a longer healing period-I had read that you don't get the 'wow' factor immediately after the procedure-this was not true for me-my vision was amazing. The surgery itself was brilliant-I was made to feel welcome and at ease from the moment I arrived at the clinic (I went to the Trafford Centre Clinic). Within an hour I was in the chair having my surgery. I am a bit of a whimp and I thought I'd be terrified but I was surprisingly calm. The procedure was pain free and quick. I was very relieved and throughout the surgery I had a nice lady holding my hand :)Immediately after I was taken into a rest room and had my drops explained to me. My sister then drove us back home, she put in my drops, I put my goggles on and went to bed. My eyes felt like I was chopping onions for about 2 days. As a result they watered a lot. It wasn't painful though, and felt a lot like just having contacts in that had dried up. The day after I attended a post op check at Preston and the optometrist checked my eyes for signs of infection and checked the bandage lens' were in place. All was fine and I went home (sunglasses firmly in place-I was qute light sensitive). 3 days after surgery I returned to the Preston clinic to have my bandage lens' removed. This was quick and pain-free. I am now on day 5 since surgery. My eyes feel completely normal and have done since day 3. My eyesight isn't 100% but will improve with time, it is certainly a lot better than it was originally. So far so good :)

05 Jan 2012
No Rating

Further to my post on 22/12, my eyes have not healed as Mr Qazi had expected which at the moment has left me with a prescription of -1.00 and -0.75 (it was about -7.5 in both eyes before surgery). I have to wear glasses for driving. I am told the healing process is not yet complete and they may be some further fluctuations but the reality is that I am looking at having to have enhancements in both eyes. Whilst I was warned that people with my prescription have a 1 in 10 chance of needing a second treatment, given how well the eyes were doing in the first week, I guess I had hoped I would not be part of that 10%. I feeling very disappointed today.

21 Dec 2011

Mr Qazi carried out lazer eye surgery on my eyes less than a week ago and the results have been fantastic. He was reassuring during the procedure and I would recommend him to anyone.

27 Nov 2011

When I arrived for surgery having already booked the appointment & had the pre op tests etc, Dr Qazi informed me that he was unsure whether or not he was happy to carry out the procedure. He sent me away for 30 minutes while he 'Played about with the numbers'. When I returned he informed me that he had made a few changes to my procedure but did not tell me what the changes where. The procedure itself went as planned, however I was in a great deal of pain for at least 2 weeks afterwards and my eyesight took even longer to become useful. I was unfortunate enough to find out I had very poor night vision one day when I was working a long drive from home. I did not feel safe to drive at night at all. I informed the clinic on my follow up appointments and was told I could expect night vision problems for 6 months plus. I now drive with glasses at night and still struggle, and do not feel safe on dark roads - where as I used to before the procedure. At home sat a few feet away from a 40" tv I cannot even read the the tv guide unaided. My procedure cost £2850 and I did not get results that I'm happy with. I will be buying glasses for the rest of my life, but I will not be buying them from optical express. Despite the small risk, it is not worth it.

29 May 2009

Fantastic surgeon - excellent results.

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