Mr Simon Longstaff

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MB, ChB, FRCSEd (Ophth), FCOphth

Specialises in

I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the NHS at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital with a long-established private practice at Spire Claremont Hospital.

I was one of the early adopters of modern small incision cataract surgery in the UK introducing the technique to Sheffield, some 20 years ago. I was also responsible for training many local eye surgeons and was instrumental in developing local day case cataract surgery in the NHS and private sector.

My other sub-specialty interest is Glaucoma and recently was the first in the UK to introduce Trabectome minimally invasive surgery for glaucoma both alone and combined with cataract extraction. I regularly lecture on a national basis on this technique.

I am a past council member of the UK & Ireland Cataract & Refractive Surgery Society and an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I have publications predominantly in cataract and glaucoma.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Simon Longstaff at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Small incision cataract surgery

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