Shameema Sikder, MD | Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Medicine
Patients with eye problems no longer have to travel to the Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore for top ophthalmology care – Wilmer is now in Bethesda.
Dr. Sikder is medical director of Wilmer’s Bethesda location. An assistant professor of ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery Education Champion at Wilmer, she specializes in corneal disorders and complex cataracts, and her clinical interests include surgical treatments for corneal diseases. “In Bethesda, we have the same expertise and most of the subspecialty features and unique equipment found at our flagship location in Baltimore,” she said. Dr. Sikder has received honors as the most distinguished Cornea Fellow in the nation, and has served as Assistant Chief of Service (chief resident) and Associate Director of Ocular Trauma at Wilmer.
Located in the Air Rights Building, the new satellite location offers routine eye exams, laser vision correction evaluation and treatment for a variety of conditions, including cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and eyelid diseases. Surgeries are performed at nearby Suburban Hospital and at the Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center on Rockledge Drive. The practice is staffed with five ophthalmologists, including a pediatric specialist, and two optometrists. The office is also a center for treating thyroid eye disease with a dedicated cornea specialist, neuro-ophthalmologist and oculofacial plastic surgeon, one of the few such practices in the nation.
“No longer will you have to travel to the main Wilmer facility in Baltimore. Now you can have your eye problems managed much closer to home,” said Dr. Sikder.
In addition to 11 exam rooms, the office features a minor procedure room, a Wilmer Optical shop and on-site diagnostic services, along with treatment of thyroid eye disease, diagnostic and imaging services and refractive surgery screening.