Yorkshire & the Humber / Ophthalmology

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Mr Ian Simmons


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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0113 218 5940



I am a fellowship-trained adult and paediatric neuro-ophthalmologist and strabismus surgeon. I worked in Wakefield for 2 years before moving to Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in 2001. I held a number of senior medical managerial positions including clinical director, divisional medical manager and associate medical director between 2003 and 2015. At the end of 2015 I was appointed Head of the Yorkshire and Humber School of Ophthalmology. I was appointed as an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor by the University of Leeds in 2013 and graduated with merit for the MBA programme at Leeds University Business School in December 2016.

I have co-authored 2 books, multiple book chapters and papers (the latter mainly in paediatric ophthalmic oncology). I am the ophthalmic advisor to the European SIOP Paediatric  Brain Tumour Group.

I have sung with the Soul Surgeons band for 21 years and this year we recorded our first CD!

Procedures & Sub-specialties

  • Children’s eye diseases

  • Adult and paediatric neuro-ophthalmology (particularly trauma and tumour related eye problems)

  • Adult and paediatric strabismus surgery

  • General ophthalmology

Clinic location & Appointment Times

  • Spire Leeds Hospital
    Jackson Avenue, Leeds LS18 1NT

  • Appointments available: Wednesday afternoons & evenings And Saturday Mornings ,


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