Miss Sana Hamid

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon


Hamid, Sana

Qualifications / Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmologists (2019)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2017)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Merit in Clinical Practice (2012)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with First Class Honours (2009)
  • Member of the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS)
  • General Medical Council - Specialist Register

    Current NHS / University Post

    • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon (full-time), Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

    Medical training

    • Locum Consultant in Glaucoma, Royal Free Hospital (2022)
    • Glaucoma Fellowship (advanced medical and surgical glaucoma subspecialisation), Moorfields Eye Hospital (2020 - 2022)
    • Glaucoma & Anterior Segment Surgery Observership with Ike Ahmed, Toronto (2019)
    • Locum Consultant in Accident and Emergency, Moorfields Eye Hospital (2019 - 2020)
    • Ophthalmology Training, North Thames Deanery, London (2014 - 2020)
    • Foundation Training, South Thames Deanery, London (2012 - 2014)
    • Medical Degree, St George's University of London (2006 - 2012)

    Research interest / experience

    Research interests:

    • Glaucoma associated with corneal disease
    • Medical education


    • Surgical management of glaucoma and cataract, including complex cases
    • Trabeculectomy ('conventional' glaucoma filtration surgery)
    • Aqueous shunts (tube surgery)
    • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) including Hydrus, iStent and Preserflo Microshunt
    • Clear lens extraction for angle closure glaucoma
    • Glaucoma laser procedures

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Additional achievements


    • Surgical Skills Tutor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
    • Member of the North Central London Diagnostics Improvement Group
    • Chief Fellow for Glaucoma Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital (2020 – 2021)
    • Senior Resident at Moorfields Eye Hospital (2019 – 2020)


    • NHS England Excellence in Leadership Award
    • London School of Ophthalmology Leadership Prize
    • NHS Leadership Academy Award (Edward Jenner Programme)
    • Thea Travelling Fellowship Award
    • Royal Society of Medicine Ophthalmology Travelling Fellowship Award
    • Mike Stock Summer Scholarship Prize


    • Co-author for the Moorfields Education Glaucoma Patient Course
    • Co-author for Emergency Glaucoma Guidelines within the Moorfields Emergency Guidelines, MicroGuide App
    • Published in peer-reviewed journals, presented at national and international level, reviewer for several scientific journals
    • Lecturer and examiner UCL

    Last updated
    4th March 2024