Miss Humma Shahid

Consultant Ophthalmologist

BM BCh, DM, MA, FRCOphth


Specialises in

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma diagnosis
  • Glaucoma diagnosis Glaucoma treatment including laser and surgery

I am a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of glaucoma. I am often asked to manage complex cases of glaucoma and regularly perform a range of surgical and laser glaucoma treatments including trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage device surgery, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), cyclodiode laser and peripheral laser iridotomy. ​In addition to glaucoma, I am a very experienced cataract surgeon having performed several thousand cataract operations, many of which are complex cases. I am able to offer the full range of intraocular lens implants including monofocal, multifocal, toric and multifocal lenses to suit each patient on a highly individualised basis.

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and former Head of the Department of Ophthalmology. I graduated in Medicine from Trinity College, University of Oxford in 1998. Since then I have trained in several leading Ophthalmology units, including the Tennant Institute of Ophthalmology and the Oxford Eye Hospital. I completed three years of advanced fellowship training in glaucoma in both Oxford and Cambridge, before being appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital in 2013.

I have a research interest in the genetics of complex eye diseases and have published widely throughout my career. My 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. I am committed to the teaching and training of future generations of healthcare professionals, including medical students, junior doctors and optometrists. I am involved in the Glaucoma Fellowship programme to specifically train future glaucoma specialists.

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

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General Medical Council Number: C4530835

Treatment information

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

Ophthalmology

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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Additional information

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

Current NHS posts

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

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

Contact information

Telephone 01223 266990
Website http://cambridgeeyespecialists.co.uk/
Private secretary Julie Wright
Private secretary telephone 01223 266913
Private secretary fax 01223 266958
Private secretary email juliewright.cpm@btconnect.com