Ms Shohista Saidkasimova

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon in Glasgow


Ms Shohista Saidkasimova areas of expertise:

Professional statement

Ms Shohista Saidkasimova is a highly skilled and experienced consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon. She specialises in cataract surgery, including multifocal intraocular lens implantation, correction of myopia, and vitreoretinal surgery, including macular hole, epiretinal membrane, floaters, vitreous haemorrhage, diabetic retinopathy, and eye injuries

Ms Saidkasimova completed basic surgical and higher specialist training in ophthalmology in 2008. She became a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2009, and completed a vitreoretinal fellowship and a medical retina advanced subspecialty training opportunity (ASTO) at the Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology in Glasgow. In 2009, Ms Saidkasimova also undertook a further advanced vitreoretinal fellowship at the renowned St Thomas' Hospital, London. 

She has over ten years of experience working as a consultant ophthalmologist achieving excellent outcomes for patients in the NHS and also sees patients privately face-to-face or via e-Consultation. Ms Saidkasimova fully understands patients’ anxiety prior to surgery and ensures she takes the time to get to know her patients and discusses the risks, benefits, and expected recovery time of any surgery required. Her empathetic and holistic approach helps to put patients’ minds at ease.  

Ms Saidkasimova is actively involved in the training of the new generation of ophthalmologists and is a training lead for the British and Eire Vitreoretinal Society, as well as an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. She has wide-ranging academic interests relating to ophthalmology, having published widely in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to her specialties, as well as giving talks on historical and influential figures in medical history, such as Avicenna.

Additionally, Ms Saidkasimova has dedicated her free time to a number of charitable projects in Jerusalem, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, and at the Turkish-Syrian border. 

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