The Taylor Ophthalmology Practice

Professor Simon Taylor is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with an NHS practice based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. He is the joint Clinical Director of the Department of Ophthalmology and served as Clinical Director for R&D from 2014 to 2017. He is also Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Surrey.


Professor Taylor trained in ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist, with a particular interest in the treatment of cataract, glaucoma, retinal disease and intraocular inflammation. He performs small-incision cataract surgery, including the use of multifocal lenses and the correction of astigmatism, and has significant experience in surgery for glaucoma.

Private patients

Professor Taylor consults privately in Guildford, and is registered with all major insurance companies. Patients in Guildford are seen at the Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital and appointments are available at the following times (other times may be available on request):

  • Tuesday (alternate weeks)
  • Wednesday mornings
  • Friday afternoons and evenings

Some appointment slots on Tuesday and Friday evenings are kept open for emergencies, so last-minute appointments may be available.

Appointments can be booked via Professor Taylor's secretary, Mrs Anne Strudwick, on 01483 533118 or by email at:

What's new?

Research update
Prof. Taylor is currently recruiting to several clinical trials at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, including those below. Please let him know if you would like further information, or would like to join the ophthalmology research group's mailing list.

SAPPHIRE - clinical trial of a novel treatment modality in retinal vein occlusion (opens 2018)
XEN45 - clinical trial of a novel glaucoma stent (opens 2018)
THR-317 - clinical trial of a novel intravitreal therapy for diabetic macular oedema (opens 2018)
SEQUOIA - clinical trial of a novel treatment for macular degeneration (fully recruited)
HARRIER - clinical trial of a novel treatment for macular degeneration (fully recruited)

Recent/Upcoming talks & Presentations
"Iluvien - three year outcomes", ARVO Annual Congress, Hawaii, May 2018

"Uveitis - grand rounds", Royal College of Ophthalmologists Meeting, Liverpool, 20 May 2015

"How can we predict outcomes in retinal vein occlusion?", Makula-Udate Meeting, Ludwigshafen, 25 April 2015

"Iluvien in diabetic macular oedema - strategies and outcomes", Coloquoios, Lisbon, 27 Febraury 2015

"Retinal Vein Occlusion - the results of the COMRADE B study", American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, October 2014