PROSE Providers

Wilmer Eye Institute

Bethesda, MD

Wilmer Eye Institute, Bethesda MD

The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, founded in 1925, is an internationally renowned eye institution that specializes in the diagnosis and management of complex medical and surgical eye disease; and serves as a preeminent provider of routine eye care and refractive, optical, cosmetic, and eye trauma services for the Mid-Atlantic region. Wilmer is also recognized as a national leader in research and in the training of medical students, residents, fellows, and ophthalmic technicians. As the largest department of ophthalmology in the United States, Wilmer Eye Institute has earned recognition for bringing together ophthalmologists and optometrists consistently regarded as the finest in the field.

On Wilmer Eye Institute's web site, you will be able to find an overview of Wilmer’s various departments, physicians’ profiles and research activities; as well as information on their multiple service locations and how to make appointments at Wilmer.

Contact Information

Wilmer Eye Institute - Bethesda
7315 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 610
Bethesda, MD 20814

To make an appointment, please call PROSE coordinator Lakeisha McCormick at 240-482-1100

Frequently Asked Questions for PROSE patients.

Medical professionals: to refer a patient for BostonSight® PROSE treatment at Wilmer Eye Institute, please complete the referral form and fax it, with your last note, to the attention of the PROSE Clinic at 240-482-1105.

Shameema Sikder, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Shameema Sikder, M.D., is an assistant professor of ophthalmology 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 the director for the Hopkins Center of Excellence in Surgical Innovation and Education.

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 and associate director of ocular trauma. Currently, she sees patients at the Wilmer Eye Institute - Bethesda clinic.

Anisa Gire, O.D., FAAO

BostonSight® PROSE Clinical Fellow

Dr. Gire earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the University Of Houston College Of Optometry. Her training includes a Cornea and Contact lens fellowship, also at the University of Houston; and a BostonSight PROSE Clinical Fellowship in 2007. Following her fellowship training, Dr. Gire worked with Steven Pflugfelder, M.D. in establishing the PROSE satellite clinic at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Gire is currently an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute and a member of the Ocular Surface Disease and Dry Eye team. As a member of the team she cares for patients with inflammatory eye disorders such as Sjögren's Syndrome and allergic and immunologic diseases of the cornea and the conjunctiva.

Dr. Gire practices at Wilmer Eye Institute, Bethesda Medical Office and Optical, Bethesda, MD.

Cooling the Fire

Anisa Gire, OD, speaks with a patient

Anisa Gire, OD, was able to relieve Rosalind Robinsons's severe light sensitivity and eye pain, thanks to BostonSight PROSE treatment. "...the relief from her pain was so immediate that she started to cry.” Learn more!

Dr. Gire examines a patient

Getting Through it With Your Life

PROSE patient and SJS survivor Eileen

Six years after surviving SJS, Eileen Share found BFS and got her sight back.  Able to read for the first time in years, she joined a local book group.  Soon after she caught the volunteering bug and got involved more.