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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Spire Harpenden Hospital .
This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.
Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.
Lydia Chang graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London University in 1991. She completed her post-graduate training in ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital in London.
Lydia was appointed as a NHS Consultant Ophthalmologist at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and an honorary consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2008.
Her positions of responsibility have included: Clinical Governance Lead for Ophthalmology at Hinchingbrooke & Bedford Hospitals, Ophthalmology Clinical Lead at North West Anglia Foundation Trust (newly merged Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough hospital).
Other leadership role:
Since 2017, Ophthalmology Clinical Advisor for NHS improvement programme called Getting It Right First Time.
Therapies that Miss Chang regularly performs include:
1. Cataract surgery
2. Glaucoma surgeries
b) Microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) such as iStent
c) Glaucoma lasers (laser iridotomy and laser trabeculoplasty and cyclodiode).
Lydia is an expert in assessing glaucoma patients, ranging from straightforward cases to the more complex, higher risk cases. She uses the most technologically advanced glaucoma diagnostics tests to investigate her patients. She uses decision enhancing software programmes to work out her patients' management plans. She is committed to delivering a highly personal approach to looking after her patients to deliver the best possible clinical outcomes.
Areas of interest
Glaucoma surgery including trabeculectomy and microinvasive glaucoma surgery;
Glaucoma lasers including selective laser trabeculoplasty and peripheral iridotomy;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Hinchingbrooke Hospital NHS Trust (Glaucoma service joint lead).
Lydia worked for Moorfields Bedford from 2008 to Feb 2016.
Lydia was a Wellcome Trust research fellow at the Institute of Ophthalmology and the Department of Immunology, Royal Free Hospital. Her research doctorate (awarded in 2002) was in the field of glaucoma surgery, investigating the mechanisms contributing to scarring after glaucoma surgery.
She has a particular interest in surgical treatments for glaucoma, in particular micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). She was the Lead Investigator for the only UK site to evaluate the efficacy of a MIGS device called the iStent, the results of which were published in Clinical Ophthalmology as follows:
Fea A, Belda JI, Rekas M, Junemann A, Chang L, Pablo L, Voskanyan L, Latz LJ. Prospective Unmasked Randomized Evaluation of the iStent Inject Versus Two Ocular Hypotensive Agents in Patients With Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. Clinical Ophthalmology 2014: 8; 875-882.
Lydia likes to relax by exercising. She trains with a personal trainer and attends an outdoor boot camp to get out into the fresh air.
She enjoys her family holidays skiing.
She loves her food and trying out new recipes. She enjoys reading especially historical novels.
Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Journal of Glaucoma
British Journal of Ophthalmology
- MBBS Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London 1991
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1995
- MD (Res) University of London 2002
- Certificate of Completion of Training Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2007
Reference number 3540446
Details of entry to specialist register
- Completion of Training (CCT), 2006
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
UK and Eire Glaucoma Society
European Society of Glaucoma
World Glaucoma Association
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.