Cataract and retina surgery in Exeter
Vision correction specialist
Peter Simcock MB ChB DO FRCP FRCS FRCOphth
Important information regarding the second lockdown
I am pleased to announce that I will still be able to provide consultation and surgical services at Admiral House during this second lockdown.
Surgical procedures include cataract surgery and injections treatments for macular conditions.
The surgical lists for patients having cataract surgery are called “green lists” as all patients on this list will have had a COVID swab within 72 hrs of the operation date and must be COVID negative.
As a result of the measures that are in place to ensure patient and staff safety the number of patients on lists has been reduced and this has resulted in some delays in the timing of surgery.
Extra lists including weekend lists are being arranged to ensure that the wait for surgery is not unduly delayed by these extra requirements
Further details are available on the Exeter Eye website which can be accessed by clicking this link
Problems we can help with
I will explain with the aid of video clips the various eye problems I treat. This includes cataract surgery, refractive lens exchange in patients over 50 and medical and surgical treatments of all retinal and macular problems.
I provides advanced micro-incision cataract surgery and will advise on the appropriate intra-ocular lens for your particular needs. This includes toric lenses to correct astigmatism and extended range of vision multifocal lenses to reduce spectacle dependance.
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
Patients with strong glasses or contact lenses who's natural lens has lost its ability to focus (usually over 50 years) may benefit from RLE to reduce dependance on glasses or contact lenses. Surgery is beneficial for some but not all patients.
Patients with wet (neovascular) age-related macular degeneration can benefit from prompt injection treatments with various anti-VEGF agents. The first injection can usually be performed on the day of consultation as as "see and treat service".
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Blockage to the veins of the retina can produce significant visual disturbance and may require injection treatments with anti-VEGF agents or steroids at Exeter Eye. More severe cases may require laser or surgery at the West of England Eye Unit under Mr Simcock's care..
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes is becoming increasingly common and can cause significant visual loss. If detected at an early stage vision can be maintained using injection treatments with anti-VEGF agents or steroids. More serious cases may require laser or surgery at the West of England Eye Unit.
Mr Simcock has pioneered macular hole surgery in the UK and performs a technique which includes lens removal to prevent patients returning for cataract surgery. The technique also benefits from no or limited (2 day) face down posturing to allow hole closure in most macular holes.
Scar tissue on the surface of the macular (central retina) causes blurring and distortion of vision. Surgical removal of scar tissue with vitrectomy can be performed if sufficiently troubled. Most patients notice a significant improvement in vision and reduced distortion with this surgery..
Patients troubled by floaters in their vision not improving over a period of at least 6 months may benefit from vitrectomy surgery to remove the floaters. Patient selection is important and depends on age (usually over 50) and the state of the jelly (vitreous) in the main eye cavity.
What we can offer
I will provide unbiased opinions on the management of your condition with clear and concise explanations of the options available for treatment.
I will provide surgical excellence for all patients with cataract and retinal problems with most patients treated at Exeter Eye in Admiral House.
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Latest from the blog
Have a read of my latest blog posts to find out more about what I do.
I was invited to give a talk to patients with wet macular degeneration on how the COVID 19 pandemic has affected the way treatment is provided. The talk has 3 sections, an introduction to the virus itself, then a discussion about the way patients are diagnosed and...
I will be providing a teleconference on treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration during the COVID-19 era on Wednesday 15th July 2020 from 11am to 11.45am. I will also be talking about recent developments in the treatment of this condition. The event has...
I am pleased to announce that I am once more able to offer a service to patients at Admiral House as part of Exeter Eye and our partners Ramsay health. Things will be very different to the pre-lockdown era with priority given to your health and minimising the risk of...