Professor Simon Taylor: Ophthalmology

Professor Simon Taylor


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  • Accredited Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer the Full Pathway cataract surgery package for Bupa customers ...more

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey, Optegra Eye Hospital London .

    This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.

    Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.



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  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Surgical retinal

About me

I am the Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Surrey and a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, as well as at St. Mary’s Hospital, London. I treat patients with many ophthalmic problems, but have a particular interest in diseases of the retina and in surgery for cataract and glaucoma. I have an international reputation in the treatment of retinal and inflammatory ocular diseases and have published over 100 papers and lectured widely on these subjects.

Special interests
• Routine and complex cataract surgery, including toric and multifocal lenses
• Cataract surgery in the presence of retinal disease or glaucoma, including in patients with low vision
• Retinal disease and its treatment, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion
• Glaucoma surgery, including microincisional glaucoma surgery, stents, laser, trabeculectomy and tube surgery
• Uveitis (both anterior and posterior segment disease in adults and children)

Training & experience
I took a first in medicine at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge before training as an ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. After completing a PhD at Imperial College London, I completed my ophthalmology training as a Clinical Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital,
I was accredited onto the Specialist Register as an ophthalmologist in September 2011, having completed Fellowship training at both Moorfields and Harvard Medical School, and was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in the December of that year. I was appointed joint Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology and Director of R&D for the Trust in 2014, and Professor of Ophthalmology in 2015.

Areas of interest

Cataract surgery; Glaucoma; Age related macular degeneration (AMD); Diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy; Retinal vein occlusion; Uveitis and ocular inflammation; Thyroid Eye Disease

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