Consultant Profile

Mr Martin Snead

Mr Martin Snead MA, MD, FRCS (Eng), DO (Lond), FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Retinal disease
    • Vitreo-retinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

All aspects of vitreo retinal surgery, retinal detachment repair, macular surgery, ocular trauma, diabetic eye disease.

Research interests:

Stickler's syndrome, retinal detachment

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist - Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge
Associate Lecturer - University of Cambridge

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow Royal College – Ophthalmologists (
Fellow Royal College Surgeons (England)
Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
Member Club Jules Gonin (
British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
Oxford Ophthalmological Congress (Council member)
Cambridge Ophthalmological Symposium (Trustee and Academic organiser)
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Private secretary:
Sue Fellows
Private secretary telephone number:
01223 365148
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Personal profile:

I graduated from London University in 1984 and trained in ophthalmic surgery in London, Nottingham, Cambridge and New York before being appointed as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 1996. I have a special interest in all aspects of retinal and vitreous surgery, especially surgery for the repair of retinal detachment, diabetic and macular disorders, ocular trauma and macular hole repair. I lead the Vitreoretinal Research Group at Cambridge University investigating the molecular pathology of retinal detachment, familial retinal detachment and the Stickler syndromes.

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Mr Martin Snead

Mr Martin Snead Ophthalmology Consultant, Cambridge, private hospital specialist.

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