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Mr Simon Ruben

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Practices at: BMI Southend Private Hospital

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Mr Ruben qualified in 1985 after undertaking his general medical training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. He then completed his ophthalmic training at Southampton Eye Hospital, the Western Ophthalmic Hospital London (St Mary’s Hospital) and the Birmingham Eye Hospital. He also worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital where he undertook research into the early detection of glaucoma, completed his fellowship training in glaucoma, and gained his MD. 

Mr Ruben has a wealth of experience in the field of cataract surgery including the use of multifocal lenses for spectacle independence and toric lenses for the treatment of astigmatism. He also has a wide experience of more complex cataract cases including trauma and glaucoma. Mr Ruben is a fellowship training specialist in glaucoma, keeping up to date with latest trends in diagnosis and management of this very common condition. He has over 20 years experience in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma (both simple and complex cases) and in combined surgery for cataract with glaucoma. 

Proficient in all aspects of cataract surgery having performed over 10,000 procedures including complex cases with audited results well above the national average.

Clinical Interests

  • All aspects of cataract surgery including toric and multifocal lens implants
  • Diagnosis and management of glaucoma including laser and surgical treatments
  • Combined glaucoma and cataract surgery
  • Use of Xen MIGS device for glaucoma

Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma Society of UK and Eire
  • Society of Apothecaries of London (Freeman of the City of London)

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