Excellence in cataract, lens and refractive surgery

The Herefordshire Eye Clinic is staffed by a group of four experienced consultant eye specialists: Mr Simon Madge, Mr Stephen ScotcherMr John Deutsch and Mr George Morphis. Together, we serve the patients of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Powys, south Shropshire and surrounding counties, providing a first class, comprehensive ophthalmology service.


We are based at Nuffield Health Hereford, where we have access to state-of-the-art surgical equipment and facilities, but are also happy to see private patients closer to their homes in Brecon and Ludlow.


In addition to our complementary subspeciality interests in eyelid surgery, retinal surgery, glaucoma, macular degeneration and children's ophthalmology, we pride ourselves on excellence in cataract, laser refractive and refractive lens exchange surgery: we provide a complete, bespoke approach, carrying out small- and micro-incision (keyhole, phacoemulsification) cataract / lens surgery with a multifocal, toric (astigmatic correction) or standard intraocular lens, depending on your individual requirements.


Lens replacement surgery to reduce your dependence on spectacles - even without a cataract - is now a reality in Herefordshire.


All our private consultants are also experienced, practising National Health Service consultants with years of experience in both ophthalmology and medicine in general. We pride ourselves on our good working relationship, which translates into excellence in patient care and a progressive, innovative approach to eye surgery in Herefordshire.

Our services

All four of our specialist consultants perform high quality, small incision cataract surgery (phacoemulsification), with the guarantee that your surgery will be carried out by an appropriately qualified, experienced consultant at a time convenient to you.


In addition to cataract surgery, our surgeons also perform refractive surgery, rejuvenating eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), as well as caring for patients with glaucoma, squints, eyelid tumours and malpositions, troublesome watery eyes, as well as sight-threatening retinal problems such as macular degeneration and diabetes. For full details of procedures carried out by our team, click on the 'Other surgical procedures' link in the menu.


Private treatment means personal treatment: no waiting lists, no trainee surgeons, no compromise.