Your Surgeon

Peter Simcock MB ChB DO FRCP FRCS FRCOphth

Current practice

I have a busy and well established private practice in Exeter.  I provides premium refractive cataract surgery, am a fellowship trained vitreo-retinal surgeon and medical retinal expert.  My main private practice is at “Exeter Eye” which has consultation and  cataract surgery facilities.  I also operate on cataract patients at the Exeter Nuffield and all vitreo-retinal 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

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

Teaching & Publications

I am well known for my teaching ability and have trained doctors from around the world.  I have published 3 books (all with second editions) and have 45 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals. I have been awarded a national clinical excellence award for services to the NHS and have been a member of the Training Committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Chaired the Equivalence of Training Committee in London. I have also been Lead Trainer on the College Microsurgical Course.

Innovation

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.

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.

Experience

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.

Reputation

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.

Innovations

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.

Publications

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

Teaching

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.