Miss Shohista Saidkasimova

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon


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I have been a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon for 10 years and have expertise in cataract surgery, including eye surgery treating complex eye conditions, involving the front and the back of the eye. I aim to tailor patients' treatment to their individual needs.

I offer microincision sutureless surgery for cataract removal and for problems including correction of short and long sightedness, with standard monofocal or premium multifocal IOL to help reduce the need for wearing glasses; treatment of previously complicated cataract surgery, including dropped nucleus, dislocated IOL, exchange of IOL; small gauge vitrectomy surgery for treatment of retinal and macular diseases (macular hole, epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction, submacular haemorrhage due to AMD, diabetic retinopathy); surgery for significant floaters and posterior vitreous detachment; laser treatment for opacified lens capsule.

I have established services for the treatment of submacular haemorrhages due to wet AMD and early treatment of endophthalmitis.

I have performed over 10,000 ocular surgeries, including those during charitable missions in developing countries. My success rates are above the national average and I continuously strive to introduce the latest technology to achieve the best results for my patients. I will discuss all possible treatment options and ensure that the patient receives the best possible care. 

My current research interests include minimally invasive treatment for retinal detachment, surgical treatment of complications of advanced AMD and treatment of severely shortsighted eyes.

I had extensive training at two leading referral centres for complex ocular pathology - St Thomas' Hospital, London covering South East London and the Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology in Glasgow, covering East Glasgow and the West of Scotland.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Shohista Saidkasimova at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Astigmatism
  • Correction of long / shortsightedness
  • Distorted vision
  • Epiretinal membranes (wrinkling of the retina)
  • Multifocal lens implant
  • Secondary lens implant
  • Treatment of floaters
  • Treatment for wrinkles
  • Vitreous haemorrhage

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Diabetic eye disease
Retinal disease
Vitreo-retinal surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

FRCOphth / Tennent Institute of Opthalmology / 2009
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Professional memberships

General Medical Council (GMC)

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth)

British and Eire Vitreoretinal Society (BEAVRS)

European Retina Society (Euretina)

American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS)

East Anglian Vitreoretinal Society

Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for Ocular emergency services at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Contact information

Telephone 01603 255 614
Private secretary Sharon Bird and Sarah Wayne
Private secretary telephone 01603 273 900
Private secretary email admin@medofficeuk.com