Dr Taylor is a Specialist Ophthalmologist who practices exclusively in Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital Surgery.
Dr Taylor is an Ophthalmologist who works exclusively in the problems of the eyelids, orbit, eye socket and tear ducts. Oculoplastic Surgery is a demanding craft, which aims to protect & restore sight, to reconstruct the eyelid & orbital tissues to optimise their function, and to offer premium aesthetic outcomes.
Patient care starts with a consultation in the office, where we are able to review your history and previous investigations, undertake a comprehensive examination, formulate a diagnosis, and discuss a management plan. Further investigations or a biopsy may be required and can be promptly arranged. The office is on the grounds of the SAN Hospital, with rapid access to pathology and radiology services, and inpatient surgical services if required.
If surgery is considered, then the aims, techniques, potential outcomes and possible risks of surgery will be discussed. Dr Taylor will take the time to address your concerns and answer your questions until you have all the information needed to make an informed decision about surgery or intervention. We aim for the best outcome for each patient.
Throughout your patient journey, we will ensure coordinated care with your referring GP, Optometrist, Specialist Surgeon or Physician. In addition, Dr Taylor maintains close working relationships with Pathologists who specialise in the eyelid skin and orbital tissues, with Specialist Surgeons, Physicians, Dermatological surgeons, and with other Oculoplastic Surgeons in Sydney who can help with complex cases and second opinions if needed.
Dr Taylor has a strong commitment to Education and Training. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Sydney Medical School of the University of Sydney, and teaches and mentors advanced Ophthalmology trainees in his appointments to Westmead Public Hospital and the Sydney Eye Hospital.
Areas of Practice
Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital Surgery covers the following subspecialty areas-
Eyelid and periocular skin cancers
Eyelid tumours, lumps & bumps
Eyelid reconstruction after Mohs Skin cancer surgery
Eyelid malpositions - Ectropion, Entropion & Ptosis
Eyelid reconstruction after Facial palsy
Eyelid orbicularis myectomy for blepharospasm
Thyroid Eye Disease
Orbital Infections and Inflammations
Orbital Trauma and Fractures
Eye Socket Surgery and Artificial Eye Surgery & Management
Lacrimal and Tear Duct Surgery
Assessment and surgical management of tear duct obstruction and the watery eye
Dacryocystorhinostomy Tear duct surgery - Endonasal and External
Eyelid & Periocular Surgery
Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty surgery
Ptosis correction and skin crease reformation
Education and Training
MBBS (HonsI) - graduated in Medicine with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney in 1989. This was followed by Intern, Resident, and Senior Resident training in NSW Hospitals with an emphasis on surgical specialities.
FRANZCO & FRACS - Ophthalmology training was undertaken at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, and then as the Senior Professorial Registrar at the Sydney Eye Hospital.
Advanced Subspecialty Training in Ophthalmic Plastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery was then undertaken in Australia, USA and UK.
Fellowship Training encompassed the spectrum of Eyelid, Orbit, Tear Duct, and Socket disorders in adults and children.
- Honorary Oculoplastic Fellow at the Sydney Eye Hospital in 1999.
- International Fellow in Eye Plastics and Orbital Surgery at the University of Michigan, USA, between December 1999 and June 2000;
- Fellow in Oculoplastic and Facial Cosmetic Surgery at the University of Utah, USA, between July 2000 and June 2001;
- Fellow in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery at the Royal Manchester Eye Hospital, Manchester, UK, between July 2001 and July 2002.
Dr Taylor is an active member of the following medical education societies:
- Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
- Fellow of the Australasian College of Surgeons
- Australian & New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS)
- Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS)
- International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO)
Continuing Professional Practice
Dr Taylor continues as an active educator for the Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and holds a Senior Lecturer academic appointment at the Save Sight Institute of the University of Sydney, with ongoing dedication to Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Ophthalmology Advanced Trainee programs (through appointments at the Sydney Eye Hospital & Westmead Public Hospital).
In addition, on the Sydney Adventist Hospital campus, he participates in education for medical students from Australian National University . He completed a postgraduate degree in education MHEd at Macquarie University in 2014 , expanding his understanding of adult education principles to better serve the doctors of tomorrow.
Dr Taylor regularly attends and contributes to meetings in his field, to ensure contemporary and innovative practice.
Dr Simon Taylor
Suite 303 SAN Clinic
185 Fox Valley Road
Wahroonga NSW 2076
T: 02 9480 8730
F: 02 9480 8733
Hospitals for Surgical Care
Westmead Public Hospital