Lydia Chang2017-10-12T12:20:57+01:00


Consultant Ophthalmologist | MBBS, FRCOphth, MD (Res)

  • 1991 MBBS Royal Free Hospital, University of London
  • 1995 FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • 2002 MD (Res) University of London
  • 2006 Completion of Training

  • 2006-2007 Glaucoma Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the UK & Eire Glaucoma Society

  • Member of the European Glaucoma Society

  • Moorfields Alumni Association

About Lydia Chang

Consultant Ophthalmologist | MBBS, FRCOphth, MD (Res)

Miss Lydia Chang is a Consultant Ophthalmologist for Eyesight at the Hertfordshire Clinic, here in St Albans. Her special interest is in Glaucoma. She has been a consultant for the last 10 years and has practised privately and in the NHS. Miss Chang is also a clinical advisor for NHS eye procedures. Her goal with each patient is to have them leaving her feeling reassured and empowered about improving their visual health.


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, London.

Where Lydia Chang practices


  • Consultant Ophthalmologist at Hinchingbrooke Hospital NHS Trust 2008 to present day.
  • Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital (based at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust). From 2008 until February 2016.
  • Glaucoma service co-Lead at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
  • Clinical Governance Lead at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
  • 2015-16 Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ college representative for working group to develop Community Ophthalmology Framework and Primary Eye Service Framework.

Research and interests

  • Lydia has a particular specialist 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 are published in the peer-reviewed journal, Clinical Ophthalmology. She has safely and successfully implanted over 150 iStents.

  • Lydia was a Wellcome Trust research fellow at the Institute of Ophthalmology, London and at the Department of Immunology, Royal Free Hospital during which time she was awarded an MD thesis evaluating the role of inflammation associated with scarring following glaucoma surgery.

More from Lydia Chang

We regularly share new videos and blog posts for our St Albans patients about your consultant and common eye questions and concerns.

Vision loss after 40: A VisionSafe Eye Check might catch signs of AMD, glaucoma, macular or retinal conditions.

September 26th, 2019|

Vision loss after the age of 40 is common, and there are several reasons this happens. One of the most prevalent reasons is an age-related change in our focusing which means we are not able to read small print easily without glasses (also known as presbyopia). However, there are more serious eye conditions which can lead to irreversible vision loss if not detected at an early stage.


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