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 secretaries if you wish to have a private appointment at Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital or Spire Leeds Hospital

Coronavirus Update (21/03/2020):

Please do not seek an appointment unless your condition is sight threatening. Current social distancing advice to slow the spread of COVID-19 means that all non essential treatment should be postponed. This applies to all cataract surgery if you can still see to perform essential activities.

Viteoretinal procedures in which delay could cause loss of sight, such as retinal detachment and surgical macular pathology needs to be treated quickly. Retinal detachments are usually treated in an acute NHS setting and this work is still proceeding as normal. Please seek a referral via an Optometrist or GP to your nearest NHS ophthalmology unit. Presently, you should avoid seeking a referral via accident and emergency departments if possible, to reduce the burdon on their recources and minimise cross infection risk from coronavirus.

Other than retinal detachment, if you think your vitreoretinal eye condition is sight threatening then please contact my secretaries who will help you with advice about an appointment.

This statement will be updated as and when the current situation evolves.


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. Passionate about the continued development of training new surgeons, Mr Kolb is the royal college tutor at St James, looking after the education and support of new ophthalmic trainees. He also works weekly at the Yorkshire Eye Hospital in Bradford and the Spire Leeds Hospital in Roundhay.

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 enrolled to start work in a multinational project investigating the novel treatment of sub retinal gene therapy for inherited retinal conditions.

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