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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 ophthalmology post-graduate training at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital in London. She completed her glaucoma fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2007.
Lydia Chang is an NHS consultant ophthalmologist (specialising in glaucoma) at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital (part of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust).
Her previous NHS consultant position was at Hinchingbrooke Hospital (2008 to 2019) and she was also an honorary consultant at Moorfields Bedford Hospital (2008 to 2016).
Her positions of responsibility have included: Clinical Governance Lead for Ophthalmology at Hinchingbrooke Hospital & Moorfields Bedford Hospital, and Ophthalmology Clinical Lead at North West Anglia Foundation Trust (newly merged Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough hospital).
Other leadership roles:
Ophthalmology Clinical Advisor for NHS improvement programme called Getting It Right First Time (2017 to current 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
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
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 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, training with a personal trainer and attending an outdoor circuit training class.
She enjoys her family holidays skiing and walking in the Lake District.
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
- MD (Res) University of London 2002
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 1995
- Glaucoma Fellowship Moorfields Eye Hospital 2007
- 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.