Mr Martin Snead
Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreoretinal Surgeon
MA, MD, FRCS(Eng), DO, FRCOphth
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 (www.vitreoretinalservice.org). I am the service lead for the NHS England nationally commissioned Highly Specialised Services diagnostic service for patients and families with this disorder (www.specialisedservices.nhs.uk).
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Martin Snead at Spire include:
Retinal surgery: retinal detachment repair, macular surgery, macular hole repair, retinal surgery for the complications of diabetes, ocular injuries, Stickler syndrome, complex cataract.
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MB BS / University of London, St Thomas' Hospital / 1984
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
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
Council member, Oxford Ophthalmological Congress
Service lead for the NHS England Highly Specialised Stickler Syndrome Diagnostic Service
Academic organiser Cambridge Ophthalmological Congress
Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust
Associate Lecturer, University of Cambridge