Innova Ocular - ICO Barcelona

Dra. Oana Stirbu

Medical license number: 45597

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Cantabria, 2004. Ophthalmology Specialty Training at the University of Valencia Hospital Clinic (2005-2009).
Certificate of Research Proficiency from the University of Valencia, 2008.
FEBO, Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2011.

Member of the Glaucoma Unit since 2010

Areas of interest:

Medical-surgical pathology of glaucoma and cataracts, ocular surface and ocular trauma, with special interest in angle-closure glaucoma.

Academic training:

  • "Carol Davila" Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania 1997-2002 
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree. University of Cantabria. Santander 2004
  • OPHTHALMOLOGY Specialty Training, University of Valencia Hospital Clinic (HCUV) (2005-2009)
  • Diploma of Training in Basic Vision Science, Valencian School for Health Studies, 2009
  • Postgraduate courses: Advanced Studies Diploma, University of Valencia for the research project "La UBM en LIO de Anclaje Iridiano para la Corrección de la Miopía", 2008
  • FEBO Diploma, Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology, Paris 2011
  • "The International Basic Science Assessment in Ophthalmology" Diploma, ICO International Council of Ophthalmology, 2008


  • 2009 – Scholarship from the Valencia Ophthalmology Society (SOCV) to receive in-depth scientific training at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007 – Scholarship from the Research Foundation of the University of Valencia Hospital Clinic for specialty training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
  • 2004 – Scholarship from the Spanish Education Ministry for university studies



  • Good Clinical Practice Training for Site Staff Course, European Centre for Clinical Research Training, Munich, Germany, 2011
  • Certificate of IRB Training for Human Subjects in Research, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
  • Independent Ethics Committee member at “III Jornadas de Actualización en Investigación Biomedica”, Valencian School for Health Studies, Valencia, 2008
  • Investigator in 4 research projects
  • Speaker at 12 national Communications and 8 international Communications


Latest publications:

  1. Vila-Arteaga J, Stirbu O, Suriano MM, Vila-Mascarell E. A New Technique for Diode Laser Cyclophotocoagulation. J Glaucoma. 2012 Oct 10
  2. Stirbu O, Vila J. Tube exposure repair. J Curr Glau Prac 2012;6:139-142
  3. Milla E, Stirbu O, Rey A, Duch S, Buchacra O, Robles A, Navarro C, Gil R, Cordero JM. Spanish multicenter tafluprost tolerability study. Br J Ophthalmol. 2012
  4. Shue B, Chatterjee A, Fudemberg S, Katz LJ, Moster MR, Navarro MJ, Pro M, Schmidt C, Spaeth GL, Stirbu O, Yalcin A, Myers J. The Effects of Mozart Music on the performance of glaucoma patients on automated perimetry. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Aug 9.
  5. Rey A, Milla E, Duch S, Buchacra O, Stirbu O. Complicaciones del uso de 5-fluorouracilo subconjuntival. A propósito de un caso. Revista Española de Glaucoma e Hipertensión Ocular. 2011;1(2):25-28
  6. Stirbu O, Vila Arteaga J, Suriano M, Milla Grino E, Buchacra O, Duch S. A new implant for deep sclerectomy: Esnoper®. Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice, Sept-Dec 2011;5(3):40-43
  7. Vila Arteaga J, Suriano MM, Stirbu O. Intravitreal voriconazole for the treatment of Aspergillus chorioretinitis. Int Ophthalmol. 2011 Jul 17
  8. Suriano MM, Stirbu O, Pérez M D, Serra Segarra M. Blepharoplasty: to suture or to use cyanoacrylate? Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2011;86:81-4
  9. Buchacra O, Duch S, Milla E, Stirbu O. One-year analysis of the iStent trabecular microbypass in secondary glaucoma. Clin Ophthalmol. 2011;5:321-6
  10. Stirbu O. El uso del activador tisular del plasminógeno recombinante en oftalmologia. Annals d´Oftalmologia 2010;18:8-15
  11. Katz LJ, Stirbu O, Willis G, Ichpujani P. Intracameral recombinant tissue activator for refractory glaucoma secondary to a fungal corneal abscess. Open Ophthalmol J. 2009;3:75-6
  12. Oana Stirbu, Jorge Vila Arteaga, George Spaeth. Clasificación del angulo. Atlas fotográfico de gonioscopia. Editorial Glosa, 1st ed., Barcelona, 2013;35-44


  1.  Raul Martinez Belda, Oana Stirbu, Delia Hernandez Perez. Síndrome de dispersión pigmentaria. Atlas fotográfico de gonioscopia. Editorial Glosa, 1st ed., Barcelona, 2013;81-84


  1.  Oana Stirbu, Jorge Vila Arteaga, Susana Duch Tuesta. Cirugía del glaucoma. Atlas fotográfico de gonioscopia. Editorial Glosa, 1st ed., Barcelona, 2013;111-132


Current employment:

Specialist doctor at the Condal Institute of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Unit (ICO). 2010 to date.

Attendance at conferences and courses:

  • Glaucoma workshop, Alcon, La Toja, April 2013
  • Uveitis 2013. Conceptos actuales en patología inflamatoria del segmento posterior . Barraquer University Institute, June 2013
  • XV Curso de oftalmología tropical en países de desarrollo. Catalan Society of Ophthalmology and Proyecto Visión, Barcelona, May 2013
  • X Fórum de glaucoma, MSD, Barcelona, June 2013

Oral and poster presentations:

  • “Reducción del espesor de la capa de fibras nerviosas en pacientes con drusas del nervio óptico y su correlación con la campimetría”. Oana Stirbu, Elena Millá Griñó, Susana Duch Tuesta, Oscar Buchacra Castellano. Spanish Glaucoma Society Congress. Cordoba, February 2013
  • “Spanish survey on single-dose versus multiple-dose patient preference”. Stirbu O, Milla E, Buchacra O, Duch S. World Glaucoma Congress, Vancouver, June 2013
  • “La OCT de nervio óptico: una mirada circunspecta”. Stirbu O. Monthly CEM Clinical Sessions. ICO Barcelona, October 2013
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