Your Surgeon

Current practice

 Mr Simcock has a busy and well established private practice in Exeter, Devon.  He provides premium refractive cataract surgery, is a fellowship trained vitreoretinal surgeon and medical retinal expert. His main private practice is at "Exeter Eye" which has consultation and surgery facilities and he also operates at the Exeter Nuffield. Mr Simcock can consult and operate on private patients at his main NHS hospital, The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.  All vitreoretinal surgery takes place at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.

I am part of a group of Consultants covering all specialities in ophthalmology at Admiral House called Exeter Eye LLP. Please click this link for more details.

Qualifications & Training

 Mr Simcock MB ChB DO FRCP FRCS FRCOphth trained at three prestigious teaching hospitals, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.  He has three higher medical fellowship diplomas being a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK), Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.  He also has the Diploma in Ophthalmology of the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degrees.

Teaching & Publications

 Mr Simcock is renowned for his teaching ability and has trained doctors from around the world.  He has published 3 books and has 45 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. He has a national clinical excellence award and has been a member of the Training Committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Chaired the Equivalence of Training Committee in London. He has been Lead Trainer on the College Microsurgical Course


 Mr Simcock was the first UK surgeon to publish a limited posture technique for patients requiring macular hole surgery and was one of the first surgeons in the UK to pioneer "combined surgery" for patients having vitrectomy surgery with lens removal at the time of surgery to avoid the patient having to return for subsequent cataract surgery.

Mr Simcock was the first UK surgeon to train Nurse Practitioners to perform eye injections for the treatment of retinal problems including wet macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vein occlusions.  This method of practice is now being used in most eye units in the UK.

Extra curricular activities

 Mr Simcock lives in East Devon with his wife and two young children.  They all enjoy the outdoor life that the South-West has to offer and spend weekends away in their VW campervan with surfboards on the roof and 4 bikes in the bike rack!


Author: TheEyeExpert