Consultant Profile

Mr Simon Ruben

Mr Simon Ruben MD, MB BS, DO, FRCS, FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Wellesley Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Glaucoma treatment
    • Refractive surgery
Special clinical interests:

Cataract and glaucoma surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01702 447 921
Private secretary:
Caroline Ruben
Private secretary telephone number:
020 8502 3463
Private secretary email address:
Mr Ruben is available for appointments on alternate Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Simon Ruben is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex and Spire Wellesley Hospital in Southend on Sea, Essex.

Mr Ruben is happy to see the full range of private ophthalmic referrals, although he has a particular interest and experience in cataract and glaucoma surgery and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

At Spire Hartswood Hospital, Mr Ruben uses the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging for early detection and monitoring of glaucoma and other degenerative eye diseases. 

Mr Ruben qualified in 1985 after undertaking his general medical training at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. He then completed his ophthalmic training at Southampton Eye Hospital, the Western Ophthalmic Hospital London (St Mary's Hospital) and the Birmingham Eye Hospital .

Mr Ruben also worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital where he undertook research into the early detection of glaucoma and completed his fellowship training in glaucoma and gained his MD.

Mr Ruben has performed in the region of 10,000 cataract procedures and has a wealth of surgical experience and expertise in this field including the use of multifocal lenses for spectacle independence and toric lenses for the treatment of astigmatism. He also has a wide experience of more complex cataract cases including trauma and glaucoma.

He is a fellowship trained specialist in glaucoma, keeping up to date with the latest trends in diagnosis and management of this very common condition. He has over 20 years experience in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma (both simple and complex cases) and in combined surgery for cataract with glaucoma.

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Mr Simon Ruben

Mr Simon Ruben Ophthalmology Consultant, Southend On Sea, Essex, private hospital specialist.

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