It is important to publish surgical outcomes and results as well as patient reported outcomes.  At Exeter Eye all cataract surgery data is captured on an electronic patient record system call Medisight and this facilitates continuous audit on important cataract outcomes such as improvement in vision, refractive outcomes and complication rates.  This date is published regularly so that you can see the outcomes of my cataract surgery.  It also is sent to the National Ophthalmology Database Audit run by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.  I also audit my retinal surgical procedures.

Admiral House Cataract audit

Data from March 2018 to March 2020 (before lockdown)

Posterior capsule rupture rate

Total number of cataract operations = 282

Posterior capsule rupture rate = zero

Post-operative visual acuity

Total number of cataract operations = 255

0.3 LogMAR or better = 96.03%

0.0 LogMAR = 22.75%

Post-operative refractive outcome

+/- 0.25 Diopter = 47.46%

+/- 0.50 Diopter = 75.72%

+/- 1.00 Diopter = 96.01%

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.