Lydia has been a consultant ophthalmic surgeon for nine years with subspecialty expertise in glaucoma. She trained at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital in London. Her research doctorate (based at the Institute of Ophthalmology and the Royal Free Hospital in London) was in the field of glaucoma surgery, investigating the mechanisms contributing to scarring after glaucoma surgery. She completed her advanced glaucoma fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Her training has embedded in her an evidence based, patient focused approach to the way she looks after her patients. She performs cataract and glaucoma surgery and has a special interest in the more recent glaucoma interventions; namely minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) including the iStent, the Xen stent as well as glaucoma laser therapies such as laser iridotomy and selective laser trabeculoplasty.
Lydia Chang is an expert in assessing glaucoma patients, interpretating glaucoma data ranging from straightfoward cases to the more complex, higher risk cases. The ageing population in the UK is increasing and we all deserve to be sighted until the end of our lives. Although glaucoma is usually a disease of older age, it can start to develop in your 40s without symptoms, resulting in irreversible visual loss for some. She uses the most technologically advanced glaucoma diagnostics tests to investigate my patients. She is committed to delivering a highly personal approach to looking after her patients, since she believes this is vital for ensuring she can deliver the best possible clinical outcomes.
She regularly performs cataract surgery and trabeculectomies. Her (posterior capsule rupture complication rate for cataract surgery is well below the national average (as measured by the Cataract National Data Set, published in Eye 2011). From 2010, She introduced microinvasive glaucoma surgery to suitable patients and often performs this surgery.
Community Ophthalmology and Primary Eye Care Frameworks (2015-16): Lydia was the Royal College of Ophthalmologists' representative in the working group developing the frameworks (guidelines) for community ophthalmology and primary eye care. She was proud to be able to work with committed professionals, the objective being to develop integrated pathways to deliver effective eye care services in the community. The Community Ophthalmology Framework was published in July 2015 and is available on the Royal College of Ophthalmologists' website.
Lydia Chang is registered with all of the major private health insurance companies including:BUPA, AXA-PPP, PruHealth, Vitality, Allianz, Aviva and WPA.
She can also offer a self funding package.