Custom Surgical Eye Care in Yorkshire

Cataract Surgery with vision correction

Vitrectomy for floaters

Retinal surgery to improve distorted or blurred vision from:

macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal detachment, vitreomacular traction, diabetic retinopathy, subluxed or dislocated intraocular lens replacment, and more.....



Mr Simon Kolb

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgeon

FRCOPhth, MBBS


Please contact Mr Kolb's secretary if you wish to have a private appointment at Spire Leeds Hospital

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Mr Simon Kolb, cataract and Vitreoretinal surgeon

Mr Kolb is a consultant Ophthalmologist who specialises in Vitreous, Retinal and Cataract surgery.

He graduated from Newcastle University before obtaining a national training number in Ophthalmology. He has gained a wealth of experience working at different hospitals across the United Kingdom and New Zealand. He has gained advanced sub specialty training in Vitreoretinal surgery at Europe's largest teaching hospital, St James University Teaching Hospital in Leeds.

He now works at St James University Hospital as a consultant Vitreoretinal surgeon and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Leeds. Mr Kolb is passionate about training junior ophthalmic surgeons, supervising Vitreoretinal and Cataract trainees at St James University Hospital.

Mr Kolb is avidly engaged in research, having published many articles in international journals, including the British journal of Ophthalmology, the British Medical Journal and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has also presented at national and international conferences. He is a surgical investigator in the multinational research projects investigating novel therapies such as sub retinal gene therapy.

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