Mr Martin Snead

Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreoretinal Surgeon
MA, MD, FRCS(Eng), DO, FRCOphth

Practising at

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Martin Snead at Spire include:


Other treatments

Retinal surgery: retinal detachment repair, macular surgery, macular hole repair, retinal surgery for the complications of diabetes, ocular injuries, Stickler syndrome, complex cataract.

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Professional profile

I was appointed to Addenbrookes Hospital as a Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreoretinal Surgeon in 1996 having trained in London, Nottingham, Cambridge and New York.

I have a special interest in all aspects of retinal and vitreous surgery, particularly retinal detachment repair, ocular trauma, macular surgery, surgery for the severe late complications of proliferative diabetic retinopathy and surgery for the complications following cataract surgery.

I lead the Vitreoretinal Research Group at Cambridge University investigating the molecular pathology of retinal detachment, particularly in bilateral and familial retinal detachment and the Stickler syndromes ( I am the service lead for the NHS England nationally commissioned Highly Specialised Services diagnostic service for patients and families with this disorder (

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Macular degeneration
Retinal disease
Vitreo-retinal surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 01223 266990
Private secretary Sue Butcher
Private secretary telephone 01223 365148
Private secretary fax 01223 365148
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University of London, St Thomas' Hospital / 1984
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Registered with the General Medical Council (Reg. No. 2981453)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Professional leadership

Council member, Oxford Ophthalmological Congress
Service lead for the NHS England Highly Specialised Stickler Syndrome Diagnostic Service
Academic organiser Cambridge Ophthalmological Congress

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust
Associate Lecturer, University of Cambridge

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