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Simon G Levy MD MRCP FRCS FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmologist in private and NHS practice, whose expertise is in the ‘front’ of the eye –
Refractive surgery (laser and lens implants)
Eye surface disorders
Dr Levy’s specialist Fellowships were at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and the prestigious Gimble Eye Centre in Canada where he was trained by Dr Howard V Gimble, a founding father of modern eye surgery. He holds the FRCS and FRCOphth Diplomas in clinical ophthalmology and a research MD on cornea pathology. Before becoming an ophthalmologist he trained in internal medicine and was awarded the MRCP (UK) Diploma.
His clinical emphasis when performing refractive and cataract procedures is on minimising spectacle dependence and maximising quality of vision using leading edge technologies and on optimising his patients’ physical and mental comfort during treatment.
Dr Levy was amongst the first surgeons in the UK to do Lasik laser eye surgery. Other career highlights include performing the first no-suture cornea transplant in the UK, implanting the first Intacs cornea devices for the reversible treatment of short sight and subsequently advising NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) on their introduction for keratoconus. He was the first ophthalmologist in the UK to use several innovative intraocular lens implant technologies during cataract and refractive surgery – the M-flex T by Rayner (for the simultaneous correction of both reading glasses and astigmatism), the EyePCL by EyeOL UK (reversible correction of all refractive errors including reading glasses without removing the eye’s natural lens) and the InFo Lens by Swiss Advanced Vision (an extended-depth-of-focus device to maximise quality of vision and reduce the need for reading glasses). For patients suffering from dry eye or blepharitis Dr Levy was the first to provide an important new treatment for these disorders - Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy using the M22 IPL by Lumenis.
Dr Levy’s private practice is at selected centres with superb equipment – Spire Hospital Bushey and the Wellington Hospital, London. In the NHS he is at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.
Outside work he has a young family, enjoys the visual arts, travelling and hiking and has gourmet tendencies.
Areas of interest
Refractive surgery; Cataract surgery; Lens implant exchange; Eye surface disorders such as dry eye, blepharitis and allergy; Glaucoma;
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
Blepharitis/Meibomian gland disorder
Family, food, art and the outdoors ... in decreasing order of importance !.
Daily Mail on Health: Cornea transplantation and Refractive Surgery
Tatler Doctors Guide - Britain's Top 250 Consultants by Speciality
- MD UCL 1993
- MRCP(UK) Royal College of Physicians 1987
- FRCS RCS(Ed) 1990
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1995
- Cornea transplantation Moorfields Eye Hospital, London 1997
- Laser refractive eye surgery Moorfields Eye Hospital, London 1997
- Laser refractive eye surgery Gimbel Eye Centre, Canada 1998
Reference number 2842673
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)
Member of the United Kingdom Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Fellow of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.