About Lydia Chang

Let me introduce myself. My name is Lydia Chang. I’m a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in glaucoma. I started my training at the Royal Free Hospital for my medical degree; after that, I did my ophthalmology training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, including research fellowship which looked at glaucoma surgery and its associated risk factors; I then completed a clinical glaucoma fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

I’ve been a consultant for the last ten years, and am based at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, as far as the NHS is concerned, and my private practice is based at Eyesight at the Hertfordshire Clinic. I’m also a clinical advisor for NHSI’s Getting It Right First-Time project. The purpose of this project is to look at clinical variations in ophthalmology across the country in order to improve best practice.

In my day-to-day job, what really motivates me is making a difference for my patients. And, I’m really interested in making sure that my patients go away from my consultations feeling more reassured, knowing more about their condition and their treatment options, and feeling more empowered about what they can do to improve or maintain their visual health.

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