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Cataract Surgery and Retina Surgery - Exeter

Peter Simcock MB ChB DO FRCP FRCS FRCOphth welcomes you to The Eye Expert website.

I am Peter Simcock a cataract surgeon and retina specialist.  I have been a Consultant Eye Surgeon since 1996 and have a wealth of experience in treating cataract, retinal and macular problems.  I have a busy and well established NHS and private practice.  I am based in state-of-the-art facilities in Exeter and pride myself in providing the most appropriate treatment for you with the highest level of clinical care.  I will take time to give a clear explanation of your condition and treatment. 

I developed this web site to provide detailed information on all the conditions I treat in an unbiased way for my patients and hope you find the format both easy to use and informative.  All conditions have a video clip explanation as well as text to facilitate understanding of the condition and its treatment.

I consult and performs surgery at a brand new purpose built facility in Exeter called Admiral House as well as the West of England Eye Unit of the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and the Nuffield Hospital, Exeter.  Please click this link for directions to Admiral House.

I am part of a group of Eye Consultants at Admiral House with all sub-specialities covered called Exeter Eye. Please click this link for more details.

Your Surgeon

Your Surgeon

I trained at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

I have been lead trainer at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists microsurgical course and chaired the Equivalence of Training Committee of the College for 6 years.  

I have been Lead Clinician, Audit Lead and College Tutor at the West of England Eye Unit, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.  I have published 3 books (Fast Facts Ophthalmology, Eye Essentials for every doctor and Patient pictures) and 45 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals to date.

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Eye Problems

Eye Problems

I will explain with the aid of video clips the various eye problems I treat. Patients with cataract can have short or long sight corrected with monofocal intraocular lenses and astigmatism corrected with toric lenses to give excellent distance vision without glasses. 

Patients who wish to minimise the need for reading glasses can have multifocal intraocular lenses or blended monovision.  Click here to view the current best options available.

Wet macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vein occlusions can require treatments with eye injections and I can provide you with guidance for your best treatment. You can hear me speak on macular degeneration at the "Top Doctors" seminar in Exeter by clicking here.

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Location

Location

Admiral House is a new purpose built facility where I perform consultations and cataract surgery including toric lenses for patients with astigmatism and multifocal lenses to minimise the need for glasses.

Cataract surgery is performed under local anaesthesia with a consultant anaesthetist present and sedation is available if requested.   Posterior capsule thickening following cataract surgery can be treated by YAG laser at Admiral House.

All forms of intravitreal injection treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vein occlusion can be performed at Admiral House.  More complex retinal surgery is performed at the West of England Eye Unit of the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.

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