I have published three books and have 45 papers in peer reviewed journals to date.

My first book “Patient pictures – Ophthalmology” was published in 2000 and provides clear and lucid explanations of various eye procedures and conditions to patients. It has been updated and is now available as on on line version free of charge. 

I was co-author with a previous trainee, Anthony Pane, on a second publication “Practical Ophthalmology – a survival guide” which was published in 2005 (and has subsequently been translated into several languages).  The publishers requested we update it in 2013 with a second edition that has been called “Eye essentials for every doctor”. 

My third book also co-authored with Anthony Pane “Fast facts – Ophthalmology” was published in 2006 and aimed at GP’s. This was updated in 2015 with a second edition with I as first author and Andre Burger as co-author.  

I have published extensively in peer reviewed journal and have given numerous lectures both locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

I have been the principle investigator in Exeter for a high quality UK multi centre “portfolio” study called the MERLOT study looking at a irradiation treatment for wet macular degeneration.

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.