Miss Shams is a full-time Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, specialising in the management of eyelid, lacrimal and orbital disorders.
She qualified from Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital school of Medicine in London, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy. She undertook Ophthalmic Surgical training in London, including Moorfields Eye Hospital, and advanced subspecialty training in Canada, Australia, UK and the USA.
Miss Shams’ clinical practice includes a comprehensive repertoire of oculoplastic, reconstructive and lacrimal surgery and cosmetic eyelid and periocular surgery.
In addition to her clinical practice, she contributes to clinical research in her field; publishing and reviewing for peer-reviewed journals, mentors and supervises ophthalmic trainees and medical students, and regularly participates in national and international conferences.
Cosmetic/Aesthetic surgery services:
Upper eyelid Blepharoplasty (removal of excessive eyelid skin/ baggy eyelids/ eyelid lift)
Cosmetic BOTOX®/ Xeomin®
Functional Eyelid surgery services:
Ptosis repair (lifting of a droopy upper eyelid) in children and adults
Revision ptosis repair
Entropion repair (inward turning eyelid)
Ectropion Repair (outward-turning eyelid)
Eyelid reconstruction following trauma
Eyelid cancer surgery and Post Mohs Surgery Reconstruction
Orbital surgery services:
Orbital Fracture Repair
Thyroid Eye Disease
Orbital tumours including dermoid cysts in children
Treatment of watery eyes
Dacryocystorhinostomy, including endoscopic technique (scar less)
Nasolacrimal duct probing and stenting (children and adults)
Lacrimal bypass tubes
Eye socket surgery
Enucleation and Evisceration (eye removal)
Eye socket volume restoration,
Management of anophthalmic socket and ocular prosthesis
Management of facial nerve palsy
Temporary and permanent eyelid surgery to protect the cornea and to improve tearing
Treatment of facial dystonia using Botulinum toxin (Botox)
Benign essential blepharospasm
Facial synkinesis (involuntary muscular movement/spasm) following Facial nerve palsy
Management of Dry eyes
Miss Shams is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a full member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS), the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) and the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society ITEDS).