I 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 in the College journal “Eye”. This technique has been extensively adopted in the UK and around the world and subsequent studies have confirmed my original findings.
I was one of the first eye surgeons in the UK to promote and publish on the use of routine lens removal at the time of vitrectomy surgery for patients with macular holes to avoid having to return for subsequent cataract surgery. This technique has also been extensively adopted worldwide.
I was the first Consultant eye surgeon in the UK to develop and promote the use of non-medical practitioners giving eye injections for patients with wet macular degeneration, diabetes and retinal vein occlusions. This was the only way the NHS could cope with demand for this treatment and it is now standard practice in most eye units in the UK and abroad.
I have therefore been and still am at the forefront of innovation throughout my career.
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.
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 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.
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.