Consultant Profile

Mr  Simon Walker

Mr  Simon Walker MBChB FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Regency Hospital, Cheshire
  • Ophthalmology
    Special clinical interests:
    • Cataract surgery (micro-incision phaco-emulsification)
    • Strabismus (Squint) Surgery
    • Paediatric eye care
    • Glaucoma
    • Extra-ocular motility disorders
    • Neuro-ophthalmology
    • Comfort problems (dry eye, allergy, contact lens, blepharitis, rosacea, demodex, new Blephex treatment)
    • Cosmetic issues (papilloma, chalazion)
    • Medico-legal reports


    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Spire Regency, Macclesfield District General Hospital and Leighton Hospital, Crewe

    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
    Member of the British Medical Association
    Member of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01625 505412/505406
    Private secretary email address:
    most days
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    As a Cheshire based Consultant Ophthalmologist in Private Practice for 10 years, I am pleased to offer a comprehensive general ophthalmic service, with sub-specialty interest areas including paediatric eye care, oculo-mobility disorders and neuro-ophthalmology.

    Over the last 25 years, I have built up extensive experience in all things ocular. My particular surgical expertise lies in cataract and squint surgery, with a track record for excellent results. I stake my professional reputation on perfectionism, thoroughness and safety.

    I come from Chester and went to study medicine at Sheffield University in 1988. During this time, I ventured to Krishnankoil Rural Eye Hospital in South India for an influential elective period, and won a national award, The Duke-Elder Prize, in 1993.

    Thereafter, my post-graduate ophthalmic specialist training took place over 10 years. I was a Senior House Officer at the Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology in Glasgow and a Specialist Registrar at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. I gained additional Fellowship experience at King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals in London.

    I was appointed to my current NHS position as Consultant Ophthalmologist at Leighton and Macclesfield Hospitals in 2004, settling in the village of Hartford.

    Personal profile:

    I spend my free time with my family - we enjoy travelling, swimming, walking, cycling, gardening, music, theatre and cinema. I take green issues seriously and campaign for the countryside.

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    Mr  Simon Walker

    Ophthalmologist, paediatric, cataract surgery, North West England, Cheshire, Spire Regency Hospital, Macclesfield

    For more information, please ring 01625 505412/505406

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