Professor Simon Taylor

Name: Professor Simon Taylor

Job title: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Department: Ophthalmology

GMC number: 4476946

Qualifications: MA MB BChir MSc PhD MMEd FHEA FRCOphth

Special interests:



Retinal disease


Clinical nurse specialist: Research Sister: Paula Carvelli
Tel: : 01483 571122 ext. 2157;

Practice locations: Royal Surrey County Hospital

Private Practice: Guildford Nuffield

Medical secretary:

(NHS)Mrs Caryn Blackman
Tel: 01483 571122 ext. 4585, Mon to Fri 08.00 – 16.00;

(Private)Mrs Anne Strudwick
Tel: 01483 533118;

I am Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Surrey and a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.  I am a general ophthalmologist with a particular interest in retinal disease, ocular inflammation 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

Cataract surgery, both routine and complex, including toric and multifocal lenses and the management of astigmatism

Glaucoma and glaucoma surgery

Retinal disease and its treatment, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion

Uveitis (both anterior and posterior segment disease in adults and children)

Training and current roles

I took a first in medicine at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge before training as an ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.  My research training was at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre and I received a PhD from Imperial College London in 2009.  I completed my ophthalmology training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, working with Professor Sue Lightman of UCL and Professor C. Stephen Foster of Harvard Medical School 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 Professor of Ophthalmology in 2015.

Professional memberships

Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

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