Ophthalmology Surgery

The ophthalmology workstream is managed by Neha Patel (neha.patel7@nhs.net)

Joint Clinical Lead, Alison Davis

Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, National Clinical Advisor for Ophthalmology, Chair of the ENT and Ophthalmology CRG.

Alison is a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Divisional Director for Moorfields South. The National Clinical Advisor for Ophthalmology, Alison has also been the Chair of the Specialised Ophthalmology Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for four years. She was recently been appointed as Chair of the new ENT and Ophthalmology CRG.

Alison previously served as Clinical Director for Outpatient and Diagnostic Services at Moorfields City Road, and prior to this, Paediatric Service Director for Moorfields.

Joint Clinical Lead, Professor Caroline MacEwen

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Caroline (Carrie) is Chair of the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. An Honorary Chair as Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Dundee, Carrie is Ophthalmology Specialty Adviser to the Scottish Government, and leads the National Ophthalmology Work stream.

She is also an Associate post-graduate Dean in the East of Scotland for less than full time medical post-graduate training and career management, and has also chaired the Scottish update of Certification of Vision Impairment. Carrie was made an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2012, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2015. She has published more than 150 papers and written and contributed to textbooks for both undergraduate students and qualified doctors. Carrie was recently President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Advisor, Lydia Chang

Consultant Ophthalmologist at Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Lydia was appointed a Consultant Ophthalmologist (with a subspecialty interest in glaucoma) at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in 2008. She simultaneously served as an Honorary Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital (from 2008 to 2016) where she set up the glaucoma service at Moorfields at Bedford Hospital.

Currently the Ophthalmology Clinical Governance Lead at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, she was also the lead investigator for a multi-national randomised controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of a micro invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device, the results of which have been published in peer reviewed journals.

Lydia was the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ representative on the working group set up by the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning, assisting in the publication of the Community Ophthalmology and Primary Eye Care for First Contact Care Frameworks in 2015 and 2016.  She was also Clinical Governance Lead at Moorfields Bedford from 2008 to 2016.

Lydia graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London University and completed her post-graduate training in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.  She was awarded a Wellcome Trust research fellowship based at the Institute of Ophthalmology, London and at the Department of Immunology, Royal Free Hospital during which time she achieved an MD thesis evaluating the role of inflammation in glaucoma surgery.

Project Manager: Sara Wallcraft