Ms Stacey Strong

Ms Stacey Strong

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Cataract and Medical Retina Specialist

MD (Res), BSc (Hons), FRCOphth, PGCME

Specialises in

I am a highly skilled and knowledgeable cataract surgeon and medical retina specialist having trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Western Eye Hospital, Central Middlesex Hospital and Frimley Park Hospital.

I offer consultations for all cataract-related and medical retina conditions, such as: diabetic retinopathy, diabetic maculopathy, hydroxychloroquine screening, age-related macular degeneration monitoring and choroidal naevus monitoring.

To date I have performed approximately 1,000 laser treatments, including: YAG capsulotomy, YAG peripheral iridotomy and retinal laser (retinopexy and pan-retinal photocoagulation). I have performed and supervised approximately 1,000 cataract procedures. including complex cases, premium lenses, toric lenses, secondary lens implants and combination intravitreal injection treatment.

Additional procedures that I perform, include: bandage contact lens placement and removal, foreign body removal, corneal suture removal, sub-conjunctival injections, intravitreal injections (including anti-VEGF and steroid pellet insertion) and orbital floor injections. I offer combination cataract surgery with intravitreal injection treatments for patients with macular oedema secondary to wet macular degeneration, diabetic maculopathy and retinal vein occlusion. 

I very much enjoy getting to know my patients, providing a personal touch and tailored approach for the monitoring and treatment of eye conditions. I offer virtual consultations upon request and where possible - please feel free to discuss with my secretary to see if your condition qualifies for this. Please note, patients are responsible for sending a copy of their fundus photograph and optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan from their optician/ophthalmologist through to my secretary in advance. Virtual consultations are fantastic for patients who want a medical retina opinion but would struggle to attend in person, for example, if living abroad or for patients with mobility issues. 

In 2013, I received the ‘Award for Excellence in Student Education’ from Barts and the London medical school. In the same year, I received the ‘Bill Aylward Bursary Award’ from Moorfields Eye Hospital. In 2022, I received a ‘Star of Herts’ nomination at West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust.

I am the current Clinical Lead (Head of Department) for Ophthalmology at West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Watford General Hospital and St. Albans City Hospital - which I have carried out since January 2021. In addition, I am the Medical Retina Lead and College Tutor for the department.

I thoroughly enjoy being a clinical and educational supervisor for our specialty trainees. I have previously held positions, such as: Governance Lead, Educational Lead and FY2 Lead at West Herts Hospital NHS Trust and Staff Governor and rota coordinator for the Medical Retina service at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Teaching and examining has also been a huge part of my medical and ophthalmology career. I have spent many years being an OSCE examiner for King’s College London medical students. In 2012-2013, I was fortunate to undertake a 1-year Teaching Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital where I taught undergraduate medical students from Barts and the London Medical School and University College London (UCL) skills in history taking and clinical examination for ophthalmology. Alongside the Teaching Fellowship, I also undertook a Post-graduate Certificate in Medical Education (PGCME) degree. In 2016 – 2019, I was a lecturer for MSc Biology of Vision/Clinical Ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO). I was also fortunate to lecture in ‘Ocular Ultrasound’ at the Moorfields Eye Hospital international ‘Macula course’ in 2019.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Stacey Strong at Spire include:


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Additional information

MBBS / King’s College London / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

General Medical Council (GMC)


Professional leadership

I am the current Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology at West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust. I am also the Lead for Medical Retina (including the Diabetic Eye Disease lead) at West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust.

West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust

Outside of work, my favourite things to do always involve spending time with my husband and three children, as well as family and friends.

I have been playing the piano and singing since I was five years old. In 1991, I played the role of ‘Little Eponine’ in London’s West End production of Les Misérables. After attending a local theatre school between 1990 – 1997, I was selected to join the famous ‘Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts’ in London as a pat-time trainee where I received professional training in various styles of dance as well as drama and singing. It has been a pleasure to use these skills to help set up charity events at hospitals where I have since worked, including: ‘Frimley’s Got Talent’, ‘Moorfields Got Talent’ and the Royal Free Hospital pantomime.

I was one of the youngest female pilots in the UK, obtaining my private pilot’s licence (PPL) at 17 years old.

Telephone 020 8901 5555
Private secretary Isabela Ursache
Private secretary telephone 020 7935 7990