Cataracts, Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease, Corneal Disease, Corneal Disorders, Corneal Dystrophies, Corneal Ulcer, Dry Eyes, Keratoconus, Ophthalmology, Thyroid Eye Disease
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.