“I’ve already recommended both the procedure and Simon Madge to friends”

Laura Johnston – Lens Replacement Patient


Mr Simon N Madge
MA (Cantab.) BM BCh (Oxon.)  MRCP FRCOphth

Simon Madge is a senior consultant eye surgeon and director of HerefordVision with an NHS practice based at Wye Valley NHS Trust, where he is a senior consultant in ophthalmic surgery. 

He is fully trained in 'keyhole', micro-incision cataract surgery (phacoemulsification) and over the last six years, he has introduced both laser eye surgery and lens replacement surgery to Nuffield Heath Hereford. 

He has a long history of innovation including:

  • the introduction of injectable intraocular lens technology to Nuffield Health Hereford in 2009, allowing smaller incision surgery with the associated benefits to his patients of reduced astigmatism and safer procedures;

  • the introduction of laser eye surgery to Nuffield Health Hereford in 2014;

  • the introduction of Tecnis lens technology, with enhanced benefits for his patients;

  • a bespoke service to each individual patient, allowing patients the choice of multifocal, toric, extended-range-of-focus, or standard intraocular lenses, depending on their individual requirements.

“By the time I left the consultation I really knew what was going to happen, Simon put me perfectly at ease”

Bridget Thomas  Cataract surgery patient


Simon Madge studied medicine at Jesus College, Cambridge University, graduating with a Double First Class degree in Medical Sciences in 1994, before studying clinical medicine at Magdalen College, Oxford University. After initially training in general internal medicine and gaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, he then started specialist training in ophthalmology. After working in Bath and Nottingham, he completed his Higher Surgical Specialist Training on the Peninsular Rotation (Devon), gaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2007

In addition to his training in cataract / refractive surgery, he undertook two Fellowships in Eyelid, Lacrimal and Orbital Surgery: (i) with Mr VT Thaller at the Plymouth Royal Eye Infirmary; and (ii) with Professor Dinesh Selva, Dr Garry Davis & Dr James Muecke at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia, widely regarded as one of the best training opportunities in this field in the world.

He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is Fellowship Director of the Hereford international clinical Fellowship in ophthalmology & Oculoplastics, now in its fifth year.

He is the author of two successful ophthalmic textbooks and over 50 scientific ophthalmic papers. 

“Mr Madge was always on the end of the phone if I needed to ask him anything”

Paula Simpkins – Laser eye surgery patient


  • 1994 Cambridge University Double First Class Degree & Scholarships

  • 1995 & 1996 Oxford University Full Blue in Cross County Running, England Junior International in 1997

  • 1997: Patrick Mallam Memorial prize in Clinical Medicine at Oxford University

  • 2004: Elizabeth Hunt medal for highest mark in the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Part II Membership Examination.

  • 2007: Pfizer Ophthalmic Fellowship Award, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • 2014, 2015 & 2016 Nominated by the West Midlands Deanery for the region’s ‘Star Trainer’ award in Ophthalmic Surgery

Personal life: Mr Madge is married with three daughters and lives in Hereford. To relax, he enjoys cycling, running, walking and golfing in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. 


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