In the news section I provide regular blogs to keep you updated about topical subjects that relate to eye health and also keep you informed about any meetings I am attending or courses that I have organised..

Latest from the blog

Have a read of my latest blog posts to find out more about what I do.

Eyhance lens

Eyhance lens

I have been using the Eyhance lens on numerous patients and have been very impressed by the results.  This lens is specially designed to give a greater depth of focus and in particular to help patients see in the far distance but also at an intermediate distance, such...

Private vitreoretinal surgery resumes

Private vitreoretinal surgery resumes

I am pleased to report that I can once more perform private vitreoretinal surgery at the West of England Eye Unit of the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. The COVID crisis resulted in elective private vitreoretinal surgery being put on hold at this NHS facility but I...

Talk to macular society now available as a podcast

Talk to macular society now available as a podcast

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...

Find out more about your surgeon, Peter Simcock

My blog will keep you up to date with developments in the world of eye surgery and also on my schedule of teaching and training events for patients, optometrists and trainee doctors.


Mr Peter 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.


Mr Peter Simcock is highly regarded by his fellow Consultants in the region as a reliable and authoritative second opinion on complicated and difficult cataract and retinal cases.


Mr Peter Simcock was the first eye surgeon in the UK to pioneer the use of a “no or limited posture” technique in the treatment of macular holes with a scientific publication in 2000.


Mr Peter 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.

NHS Work

Mr Peter Simcock's  dedication to NHS work has resulted in being awarded a national clinical excellence award in 2009 and renewed in 2014 for services over and above what is contractually required.

Patient Feedback

Patient feedback is vital in order to improve the service.  All patients have feedback forms given and Exeter Eye at Admiral House publishes patient reported outcomes on a quarterly basis. 

Surgical Audit

At Exeter Eye all cataract surgery data is captured on an electronic patient record called Medisight and this facilitates continuous audit on outcomes such as improvement in vision and complication rates


I provide teaching material for Medical Students, Eye Doctors, Optometrists and Patients in the form of videos and powerpoint slides.  There will be some video material of operations I have performed.