I provide a reliable and authoritative second opinion on complicated and difficult cataract and retinal cases and I operate on “high risk” cataract and retinal patients referred to me by my Consultant colleagues in the region.

I have an established reputation in the region from GP’s and Optometrists for providing a detailed and unbiased opinion on patients referred to me and provide a relaxed consultation with clear explanations of the conditions and possible treatments given.

I have trained numerous doctors from around the world in both cataract and retinal surgery and have contributed to the reputation of Exeter as a centre of excellence in ophthalmic practice.

I enjoy teaching and training and have excellent feedback on the quality of teaching given.  I have been personally acknowledge for my contribution to training in the forward of 3 books published by previous trainees under my care.

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.