Mr Simon Ruben

Consultant Ophthalmologist


Specialises in

Spire Hartswood availability: Monday mornings.

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital, Brentwood Essex.

I am happy to see the full range of private ophthalmic referrals, although I have a particular interest and experience in glaucoma and cataract surgery and am a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

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

I also worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital where I undertook research into the early detection of glaucoma and completed my fellowship training in glaucoma and gained my MD.

I have performed in the region of 10,000 cataract procedures and have 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. I also have a wide experience of more complex cataract cases including trauma and glaucoma.

I am a fellowship trained specialist in glaucoma, keeping up to date with the latest trends in diagnosis and management of this very common condition. I have 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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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.