Consultant Profile

Ms Samira Anwar

Ms Samira Anwar MBBS, MSc, FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Neuro-ophthalmology
    • Paediatric ophthalmology
    • Squint surgery
Special clinical interests:

Vascular retinopathies in childhood, congenital developmental eye disorders, neuro-ophthalmology particularly disorders of optic nerve. Strabismus. Squints.

Research interests:

Ocular growth and Refraction.
Genetics of eye and brain development

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

General Medical Council (GMC)
Fellow Royal College Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)
British Isles Neuro-ophthalmology Club (BINOC)
British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Association (BIPOSA)
Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Society of the Midlands

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Spire Medical Secretaries Office
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 265 3014
Private secretary fax:
0116 272 9009
Private secretary email address:
Second Saturday of each month
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Ms Anwar has been a Consultant Opthalmologist in Leicester since 2003. Her aim is to provide a high standard of care to patients and families and support for other health professionals looking after affected individuals.

Ms Anwar completed her medical school training at Charing Cross and Westminster Hospitals and her Resident training in London, Cambridge and the West Of Scotland. Ms Anwar undertook her Specialist Fellowship training in Melbourne, Australia and completed an MSc at the Institute of Ophthalmology, London.

Ms Anwar offers Paediatric Ophthalmology assessments for all visual disorders in children from 0-16 years including squints, lazy eye, lid disease, eye inflammation, congenital cataract and ocular genetic disorders. Ms Anwar also provides neuro-ophthalmology assessment and management including visual disorders secondary to neurological injury, trauma and disease as well as squints and optic neuropathy. 

Personal profile:

When not at work Ms Anwar enjoys spending time with her family and is a keen badminton player.

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Ms Samira Anwar

Ms Samira Anwar Ophthalmology Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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