Mr Simon Walker

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Practising at

Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

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Treatment information

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


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Professional profile

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.

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

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment
Squint surgery

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

Private contact details

Telephone 01625 505412/505406
Private secretary Mags
Private secretary fax 01625 501 800
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

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

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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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