Mr. Ian Simmons
Cataract Surgery,Macular Degeneration,Paediatric,Strabismus,
Mr Ian Simmons initially trained as a veterinary surgeon but decided to retrain as a doctor to become a human ophthalmologist. His senior house officer years were split between Manchester (where he studied medicine) and Birmingham. Mr Simmons did his higher surgical training in Yorkshire. During his fellowship year, he 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 he studied paediatric ophthalmology and paediatric ophthalmic oncology. Mr Simmons received his CCST in July 1999 and began work as a consultant at Clayton Hospital in Wakefield in December 1999. He moved to Leeds in June 2001. Mr Simmons has 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. Mr Simmons’ NHS timetable, incorporates operating lists where he performs and teaches squint surgery on children and adults. Minor lid procedures are also performed. He runs a general clinic, paediatric eye clinic and an adult motility and neuro-ophthalmology clinic. He was the clinical director for ophthalmology for 7 years and is now a divisional medical manager at Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust.