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Shameema Sikder, MD

Medical Director, Wilmer Eye Institute - Bethesda
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

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Specializing In: Infants (up to 1 year), Children (1-11 years), Adolescents (12-18 years), Adults (18+ years)

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  • Medical Director, Wilmer Eye Institute - Bethesda
  • Cataract Surgery Education Champion
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes

  • Wilmer Eye Institute Research


Cataracts, Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease, Corneal Disorders, Corneal Dystrophies, Corneal Ulcer, Dry Eyes, Keratoconus, Laser Surgery, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery, Thyroid Eye Disease, Trauma

Research Interests

Thyroid Eye Disease; Keratoconus; Surgical Education; Cataract Surgery


Shameema Sikder, M.D., is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and cataract surgery education champion at the Wilmer Eye Institute, in addition to being the medical director of Wilmer's Bethesda location. She specializes in corneal disorders, including Fuchs dystrophy and keratoconus; refractive surgery; cataracts and external eye diseases. Dr. Sikder's clinical interests include surgical treatments for corneal diseases, such as endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK, DSAEK), complex cataracts and treatments for keratoconus. She has a particular interest in surgical education and is working on a curriculum that could be implemented at the international level.

Dr. Sikder received her M.D. degree from the University of Arizona. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute and fellowship in cornea and refractive disease at the Moran Eye Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she received the Claes Dohlman Fellow of the Year Award, recognizing the most distinguished cornea fellow in the nation. Dr. Sikder returned to Wilmer in 2011 and served as assistant chief of service (chief resident) and associate director of ocular trauma.


  • English
  • Bengali
  • Spanish


Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Cornea Society
International Society of Refractive Surgeons
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  • Education +


    • University of Arizona College of Medicine (Tucson AZ ) (2006)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Ophthalmology (Baltimore MD ) (2010)


    • The University of Utah / Cornea and Refractive Surgery (Salt Lake City UT ) (2011)


    • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2013)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Sikder S, Khalifa, YM, Neuffer, M, Moshirfar, M. Tomographic Corneal Profile Analysis of Central Toxic Keratopathy. Cornea, 2012;31(1):48-51.

    Holt DG, Sikder S, Mifflin MD. Surgical management of traumatic LASIK flap dislocation 15 years postoperatively with macrostriae and epithelial ingrowth. JCRS, 2012 Feb;38(2):357-61.

    Mifflin MD, Hatch BB, Sikder S, Kurz CJ, Moshirfar M. Custom versus Conventional PRK: A Prospective, Randomized Contralateral Eye Comparison of Post-Operative Visual Function. JRS, 2012 Feb;28(2):127-32.

    Oberg TO, Sikder S, Jorgensen AJ, Mifflin MD. Topical-Intracameral Anesthesia without Preoperative Mydriatic Agents for Descemets Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty and Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation. JCRS, in review. 2012 Mar;38(3):384-6.

    Calvo CM, Sikder S, Mamalis N, Mifflin MD. Linear Interstitial Keratitis: A Distinct, Clinical Entity Revisited. Cornea, 2012 Mar 8.

    Moshirfar M, Hsu M, Schulman J, Armenia J, Sikder S, Hartnett ME. The incidence of central serous chorioretinopathy after photorefractive keratectomy and laser in situ keratomileusis. J Ophthalmol. 2012;2012:904215.

    Christiansen SM, Neuffer MC, Sikder S, Semnani RT, Moshirfar M. The effect of preoperative keratometry on visual outcomes after moderate myopic LASIK. Clin Ophthalmol. 2012;6:459-64.

    Mifflin MD, Leishman LL, Christensen SM, Sikder S, Hsu M, Moshirfar M. Use of Loteprednol for Routine Prophylaxis after Photorefractive Keratectomy. Clin Ophthalmol. 2012;6:653-9.

    Sedaghat M, Zarei-Ghanavati M, Ansari-Astaneh MRA, Patel V, Sikder S. Evaluation of Sterile Uveitis after Iris-Fixated Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation. Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology, 2012;19(2):199-203.

    Casparis H, Lindsley K, Kuo IC, Sikder S, Bressler NB. Surgery for cataracts in people with age-related macular degeneration. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Jun 13;6:CD006757.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Member
    University of Arizona, College of Medicine Research Distinction Award
    University of Arizona, College of Medicine Excellence in Research Award
    Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program Intern of the Year
    Mitchell Research Prize, 1st place Award, Wilmer Resident Association
    Ophthalmology Times Seventh Annual Resident Writer''s Award Program Participant
    Claes Dohlman, M.D. Cornea Fellow of the Year Award (National)
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    Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Bethesda
    7315 Wisconsin Ave.
    Air Rights Center
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Phone: 240-482-1100
    Appointment Phone: 240-482-1100


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