Mr Francesco Stringa

Ophthalmologist in Southampton

MRCOphth FEBOS-GL MBBS

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Mr Francesco Stringa is an award-winning consultant ophthalmic surgeon based in Southampton, who specialises in treatment for glaucoma and cataract. His expertise is focused in glaucoma surgery,  glaucoma laser surgery (selective laser trabeculoplasty and laser iridotomy) and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), as well as, standard and advanced cataract surgery and general ophthalmology. He privately practises at Spire Southampton Hospital, while his NHS base is University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, where he is the Clinical Lead for Eye theatres.

Mr Stringa is a leading name in the UK and Europe for different types of glaucoma treatment. He has performed over 2,000 surgeries to date, and he works continuously to audit and improve his treatment outcomes. His specialisms include conventional glaucoma surgery, such as trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage devices, along with new techniques in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. He performs laser surgery for the treatment of both open angle and closed angle glaucoma.

Mr Stringa is involved in the management of the glaucoma service at the Eye Unit in Southampton, providing high quality care for a population of nearly 2 million people, in one of the busiest tertiary referral centres in the UK. He also has spearheaded various quality improvement projects at Southampton General Hospital, including the introduction of new lasers for the treatment of refractory glaucoma and new minimally invasive glaucoma devices

Mr Stringa is also a cataract surgery expert with outcomes that are higher than the national average, undertaking over 4,000 procedures in both NHS and private practice. He offers a wide range of intra-ocular options for different vision requirements and expectations. He prides himself in his good communication skills, where he is able to empathise with patients as well as providing the highest quality of care while keeping in mind their individual needs.

He is highly qualified, with an MBBS from the University of Pavia in Italy and a Scholarship at the prestigious Almo Collegio Borromeo, which is classified as a ´highly qualified Cultural Institute` by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and is the oldest such institution remaining in operation in Italy. He is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (MRCOphth) and he achieved the Fellowship from the European Board of Ophthalmology in the Subspecialty of Glaucoma (FEBOS-GL). Mr Stringa completed his initial training in ophthalmology at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, subsequently he underwent two fellowships in Nottingham University Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital respectively to further specialise in glaucoma

Mr Stringa is an expert in the evaluation of glaucoma surgery outcomes and is actively involved in the improvement of the glaucoma service at his NHS trust. As a result of this, he is regularly invited to talk on such topics at national and international conferences. Furthermore, he is a mentor and teacher of fellows and trainees, and his clinical research frequently features in highly impacted peer-reviewed journals.

Mr Stringa is member of the UK and EIRE Glaucoma Association (UKEGS), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the European Glaucoma Society (EGS), where is part of the Next Generation Partnership. He has won various awards for his clinical practise and research. He won the Runner Up Research Team prize at the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards, the Best Abstract Presentation Award from the UKEGS and the Healthcare Leadership Foundations prize at the NHS Leadership Academy Awards. 

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12/09/2023

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12/06/2023

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I have visited dr Stringa for glaucoma treatment. The turnaround was very quick, never had to wait too long for the appointment. All very friendly and professional.

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04/06/2023

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Mr Stringa has recently performed a cataract operation on both of my eyes, and I am extremely pleased with the results. My vision is so much clearer, I can see, long distances I don’t need reading glasses any more. Both operations were comfortable and completely pain free .

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21/03/2023

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Mr Francesco Stringa was very caring, gave good explanations to my problems and kept me well informed. He always had plenty of time for me.


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