Professor Simon Taylor 04476946


  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital .

    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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About me

I am a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Surrey and a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. I treat patients with many ophthalmic problems, but have a particular interest in inflammatory diseases of the eye 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 reading for 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, undertaking fellowship training with Prof. Stephen C. Foster of Harvard Medical School at the Massachussetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute (MERSI) and Prof. Sue Lightman of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital, during this period.

I was accredited onto the Specialist Register as an ophthalmologist in September 2011 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 in 2015 and also served as Clinical Director of R&D for the Trust from 2014-2017. I was appointed to the post of Professor of Ophthalmology by the University of Surrey 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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