Miss Humma Shahid

Miss Humma Shahid

Consultant Ophthalmologist
BM BCh, DM, MA, FRCOphth

Practising at

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Humma Shahid at Spire include:


Other treatments

Small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery with the use of multifocal, toric and monofocal lenses, medical, surgical and laser treatment of glaucoma, emergency eye problems, treatment of dry eyes and blepharitis.

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Professional profile

Miss Shahid is currently Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge. She graduated in Medicine from Trinity College, University of Oxford in 1998. Since then she has trained in several leading Ophthalmology units, including the Tennant Institute of Ophthalmology and the Oxford Eye Hospital. She completed 3 years of advanced fellowship training in Glaucoma both in Oxford and Cambridge, before being appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital in 2013.

Miss Shahid is a glaucoma specialist who is often asked to manage refractory cases of glaucoma and regularly performs a range of glaucoma procedures including trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage device surgery, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), cyclodiode laser and peripheral laser iridotomy. In addition to glaucoma Miss Shahid is a very experienced cataract surgeon having performed several thousand cataract operations, many of which are complex cases. She is able to offer the full range of intraocular lens implants including monofocal, multifocal, toric and multifocal lenses to suit each patient on a highly individualized basis.

Miss Shahid has a research interest in genetics of complex eye disease and has published widely throughout her career. Her MRC-funded research at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research led to landmark publications in the New England Journal of Medicine and Nature genetics and the award of a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Oxford. Miss Shahid is committed to the teaching and training of future generations of healthcare professionals, including medical students, junior doctors and optometrists. She is involved in the Glaucoma Fellowship programme to specifically train future glaucoma specialists.

Miss Shahid is a trustee for the Cambridge Eye Trust which is committed to promoting ophthalmic research in Cambridge.

Private contact details

Telephone 01223 266990
Private secretary Julie Wright
Private secretary telephone 01223 266913
Private secretary fax 01223 266958
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

DM / Oxford / 2008
Doctor of Medicine research degree awarded by the Medical Sciences Division of the University of Oxford. Thesis entitled “The Genetics of Age-related Macular Degeneration”

FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

MA / Oxford / 2004
Master of Arts

BM BCh / Oxford / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

BA / Oxford / 1995
Bachelor of Arts

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the European Glaucoma Society
Member of the UK & Eire Glaucoma Society
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member of the British Medical Association

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Current NHS posts

Lead Clinician for the Dept of Ophthalmology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Lead for the Community Glaucoma Service, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge

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