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Biography

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Simon G Levy MD MRCP FRCS FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmologist in private and NHS practice, whose expertise is in the ‘front’ of the eye -

  • Refractive surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Cornea surgery
  • Eye surface disorders

Dr Levy’s specialist Fellowships were at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and the prestigious Gimble Eye Centre in Canada where he was trained by Dr Howard V Gimble, a founding father of modern eye surgery. He holds the FRCS and FRCOphth Diplomas in clinical ophthalmology and a research MD on cornea pathology. Before becoming an ophthalmologist he trained in internal medicine and was awarded the MRCP (UK) Diploma.

His clinical emphasis is on maximising quality of vision and minimising spectacle dependence after refractive and cataract surgery; optimising his patients’ physical and mental comfort during surgery; innovative refractive and cornea procedures.

Dr Levy was amongst the first surgeons in the UK to perform Lasik. Other career highlights include performing the first no-suture cornea transplant in the UK, advising the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on Intacs cornea implants for keratoconus and implanting the first intraocular lens in the UK made by Rayner (the company that in the 1949 manufactured the world’s first intraocular lens) capable of correcting presbyopia and astigmatism simultaneously.

Dr Levy’s private practice is at selected centres with superb equipment – Spire Hospital Bushey, the Wellington Hospital, London and Accuvision Laser Eye Clinic, London. In the NHS he is at North West London Hospitals NHS Trust.

Outside work he has a young family, enjoys the visual arts, travelling and hill walking and has gourmet tendencies.