Mr Ian Simmons

Mr Ian Simmons

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Practising at

Spire Leeds Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ian Simmons at Spire include:

Ophthalmology at Spire Leeds Hospital

Paediatrics at Spire Leeds Hospital

Other treatments

  • Neuro ophthalmology
  • Paediatric ophthalmology
  • Squint surgery

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Professional profile

I initially trained as a veterinary surgeon but decided to retrain as a doctor to become a human ophthalmologist. My senior house officer years were split between Manchester (where I studied medicine) and Birmingham.

I did my higher surgical training in Yorkshire. During my fellowship year, I spent six months working with the paediatric oncologists in St James University Hospital in Leeds and six months at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. There I studied paediatric ophthalmology and paediatric ophthalmic oncology.

I received my CCST in July 1999 and began work as a consultant at Clayton Hospital in Wakefield in December 1999.

I moved to Leeds in June 2001. I have co-written two major textbooks which were published in 2001. One is on cataract surgery and the other concerns anterior segment reconstruction including a substantial medico-legal section.

My NHS timetable incorporates operating lists where I perform paediatric surgery and adult strabismus operations. I also run paediatric, adult ocular motility and general ophthalmology clinics. I am the director of the regional post-graduate education programme for ophthalmology. I am also the clinical director for eye services in Leeds.

Clinical Interests

Paediatric ophthalmology
Squint surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists
American Academy of Ophthalmology
British Isles Strabismus Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon, St James's University Hospital, Leeds.

Clinical director, head and neck directorate LTHT.

Honorary senior lecturer, University of Leeds.

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Personal Profile

I enjoy photography and film. I am hoping to start my third screenplay soon when the pressure of having four teenage children eases off. I am on the board of Yorkshire Eye Research and I'm involved in a project in Uganda treating children with eye cancer.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary Tracey Horne
Private secretary telephone 0113 218 5940
Private secretary fax 0113 218 5990
Private secretary email

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