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Mr Asif Orakzai

Consultant Ophthalmologist

GMC Number: 7024755
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Mr Orakzai is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Western Health and Social Care Trust, based at the Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry, Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Centre and the Mid Ulster Hospital, Magherafelt. 

Mr Orakzai specialises in treating anterior segment conditions such as cataract surgery, as well as the Macular Lead for retinal conditions.

Most of his training has taken place in Ireland and Edinburgh. Mr Orakzai is an Honorary Lecturer at the Queens University and Northern Ireland Optometry School and his specialist interests include cataract surgery, lid surgery, lid cosmetic procedures, and removal of lid cysts / lumps.

​In particular, he is also a  specialist in the management of complex medical retinal conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema, retinal vein occlusions, uveitis, vasculitis and retinal tears/ holes. He regularly performs laser procedures such as YAG capsulotomies to clear up lens after historic cataract surgery (Posterior capsular opacification, PCO).

Practising at

Kingsbridge Private Hospital Belfast

028 9066 7878

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Ursula O’Hagan

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Personal profile

Mr Orakzai tries to balance the demands of my family with his interest in running and Cricket. He is an avid book reader. He also enjoys music and relaxing with his young family.


MB BS University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College 1992

Fellow in Vitreo- Retinal Surgery University College Hospital, Cork, Ireland 2007- 2009

Fellowship Of RCS in Ophthalmology Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2000

Orakzai A, Guerin M, Beatty S, ‘Endogenous Endophthalmitis Post Carotid Endarterectomy: First reported case’. Irish Journal of Medical Sciences, Volume 177, Number 1 / March, 2008, Pages 73- 74

Orakzai A, O’Toole L, Moriarty P, ‘Loiasis in Ireland’. Journal of The Irish College Physician and Surgeons, Vol: 31, No.4, 2002 Oct. pp 205-206

Orakzai A, O’ Brien P, Kilmartin D, ‘Risk factors for endothelial cell loss after phacoemulsification surgery by a junior resident’. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Volume 30, Issue 4, 2004 Pages 839-843


Orakzai A, Guerin M, Beatty S, ‘Disulfiram-Induced Transient Optic and Peripheral Neuropathy’. Irish Journal of Medical Sciences, Volume 176, Number 4 / December, 2007, Pages 319- 321

Treatments and areas of interest

  • Phacoemulsification with lens implant
  • Secondary Lens implantation
  • Lids malposition surgery (Ectropion, Entropion, Horizontal lid laxity)
  • Nasolacrimal duct system (Punctoplasty, Punctal Occlusion, Probing & Syringing)
  • Cysts/ Styes/ Chalazia removal/ excision/curettage
  • Xanthelasma excision
  • Blepharoplast
  • Intra vitreal injections for medical Retina conditions like age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema, retinal vein occlusions, postoperative cystoid macula oedema, posterior uveitis and vasculitis

Kingsbridge North West
Church Hill House Main Street Ballykelly BT49 9HS

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Mr Asif Orakzai's Services

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Ophthalmology & Cataract Surgery

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