Dr. Andy Simpson

MBBS MD Bsc FRCOphth, FRANZCO

Dr Simpson is an Ophthalmologist with special interest in cataract surgery and retinal diseases

Subspecialties

  • Cataract surgery
  • Medical retinal diseases, including macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease
  • Vitreoretinal surgery

Qualifications & Training

Dr Simpson has been working as an Ophthalmologist for 13 years. He completed his medical school training in the UK in 2006 and trained full-time as an Ophthalmologist from 2008 to 2017. During this time, he gained experience in the wide range of Ophthalmology subspecialties. He also took 2 years out to perform research on complex retinal and macular diseases, and has published several papers and book chapters on these topics. In 2017, he moved to South Australia to complete a second fellowship year in vitreoretinal surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Memberships and Fellowships

Fellow of RANZCO – the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Fellowhship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK (FRCOphth) & member of the Training Committee

Social Interests

Dr Simpson’s main interest outside of Ophthalmology is flying. He holds Australian, British and American pilots’ licenses. He hopes to one day use these skills to offer eye services to remote communities.

Locations

Consulting in Mount Barker (Hills Eye Centre) and Murray Bridge (Bridge Clinic).
Operating at Stirling Hospital and Windsor Gardens Day Surgery (private patients) and Mount Barker (public patients)

He holds a Consultant Ophthalmology position at Modbury Hospital, where he performs routine and complex cataract surgery, and treats retinal diseases, including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy as well as many other conditions.

He is a regular visiting Consultant Ophthalmologist to Alice Spring, approximately 6 times a year.

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