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Miss Lydia Chang

Miss Lydia Chang

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MBBS, FRCOphth, MD

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Lydia Chang at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

  • Microinvasive Glaucoma surgery: iStent
  • Glaucoma Assesment and Medical Treatment 
  • General ophthalmology such as:
    • Red, itchy, sore or painful eyes
    • Blurred vision
    • Dry eyes, blepharitis and conjunctivitis

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Professional profile

I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon with subspecialty expertise in glaucoma. I trained at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and attained consultant status in 2008. My research doctorate (based at the Institute of Ophthalmology in London) was in the field 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 drives my dedication to providing a highly personal approach to looking after my patients.

Current Leadership Positions: Ophthalmology Clinical Lead North West Anglia Trust Foundation Trust Getting It Right First Time (Clinically Led Quality and Efficiency Programme): – Ophthalmology Clinical Advisor since 2016 onwards. A project to assess reducing unwarranted variation in clinical practice in ophthalmology and improving clinical outcomes in England. Lydia Chang is registered with all of the major private health insurance companies including: BUPA AXA-PPP PruHealth Vitality Allianz Aviva WPA She can also offer a self-funding package.

Lydia Chang is registered with all of the major private health insurance companies including: BUPA AXA-PPP PruHealth Vitality Allianz Aviva WPA She can also offer a self funding package.


Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment

The diagnosis and management of general eye problems The diagnosis and management of glaucoma The diagnosis and management of cataract

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Qualification and professional memberships

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
Lydia's research degree resulted in the publication of her 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


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London)
UK and Eire Glaucoma Society
European Glaucoma Society
World Glaucoma Association


Professional leadership

Ophthalmology Clinical Lead North West Anglia Trust Foundation Trust
Getting It Right First Time (Clinically Led Quality and Efficiency Programme): – Ophthalmology Clinical Advisor
From 2008 to Feb 2016, I was a consultant at Moorfields Bedford and the Glaucoma Service Lead, stopping this to become Clinical Advisor for Ophthalmology in the Getting it Right First Time team (the Department of Health's Clinically Led and Efficiency Programme).

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Current NHS posts

North West Anglia Foundation Trust (Hinchingbrooke Hospital)

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Research and Publication


Articles

Community Ophthalmology Framework

Lydia Chang: peer reviewed publications on Research Gate

Prospective Unmasked Randomized Evaluation of the iStent Inject Versus Two Ocular Hypotensive Agents in Patients With Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma, Clinical Ophthalmology
May 2014

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
February 2013

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, Ophthalmic Physiol Opt
March 2013

A Review of The Medical Treatment of Paediatric Glaucomas at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Journal of Glaucoma
March 2012

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Personal Profile

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 in the weekends. I particularly look forward to our family skiing holidays when we are outdoors in the fresh air. 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.

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Private contact details

Website http://www.eyesight-herts.com
Private secretary Eleanor Scoones
Private secretary telephone 07796 773 467
Private secretary email contact@eyesight-herts.com