Miss Lydia Chang
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MBBS, FRCOphth, MD
I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with sub-specialty expertise in glaucoma. I trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and attained consultant status in 2008. My research doctorate (at the Institute of Ophthalmology in London) was in the subject of glaucoma surgery. I completed my advanced glaucoma fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital. My research training has embedded in me an evidence-based, patient-focused approach when caring for my patients.
I regularly perform cataract surgery and glaucoma operations. I have a special interest in the more recent glaucoma interventions; namely minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) including iStent® implantation as well as glaucoma laser therapies such as laser iridotomy and selective laser trabeculoplasty. My posterior capsule rupture complication rate for cataract surgery is well within the national average range (as measured by the National Ophthalmology Database Audit Report 2016).
I am an expert in assessing glaucoma patients, interpreting glaucoma data ranging from straightforward cases to the more complex, higher risk cases. I use the most technologically advanced glaucoma diagnostics tests to investigate my patients. My commitment to delivering the best possible clinical outcomes accompanies my dedication to providing a highly personal approach to looking after my patients.
Current Leadership Positions:
I am registered with all of the major private health insurance companies including: BUPA, AXA-PPP, PruHealth, Vitality, Allianz, Aviva, and WPA. I can also offer a self-funding package.
I am available most days and evenings except Wednesdays and Thursdays for appointments. Please contact my secretary listed below for appointments.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Lydia Chang at Spire include:
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBBS / Royal Free Hospital, University of London / 1991
Undergraduate medical degree
FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 1995
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
MD (Res) / University of London / 2002
research degree resulting in the publication of MD Thesis; Fibroblast interferon-beta mediated prevention of T cell apoptosis; its relationship with the development of excessive conjunctival scarring.
CCT / Moorfields Eye Hospital / 2006
Completion of Training (CCT) including Glaucoma Fellowship
Glaucoma Fellowship / London / 2007
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma Service at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital
Getting It Right First Time (Clinically Led Quality and Efficiency Programme): – Ophthalmology Clinical Advisor
Consultant at Moorfields Bedford as well as Glaucoma Service Lead (2008 to 2016)
Consultant at Hinchingbrooke Hospital as well as Glaucoma Service Lead (2008 to 2019)
Clinical governance lead at Moorfields Bedford hospital and Hinchingbrooke hospital
The effect of changes in referral behaviour following NICE guideline publication on agreement of examination findings between professionals in an established glaucoma referral refinement pathway: The Health Innovation & Education Cluster (HIEC) Glaucoma Pathways project, Journal of Ophthalmology
The impact of glaucoma referral refinement criteria on referral to, and first-visit discharge rates from, the hospital eye service: the Health Innovation & Education Cluster (HIEC) Glaucoma Pathways project
Consultant at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (now part of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).
I am a wife and mother to two children. I relax by exercising – training with a personal trainer as well as attending an outdoor boot camp on the weekends. I particularly look forward to our family skiing holidays and walking in the Lake District. I love my holidays with my family and we have travelled quite extensively across the world. I love my food and I enjoy trying out new recipes. I enjoy reading, especially historical novels.