Dr. Chang is considered an authority in the field of "Refractive Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)". To help educate patients about this topic, Dr. Chang wrote the scripts and collaborated with Eyemaginations to develop a series of patient educational videos. Called the “Chang IOL Modules”, these videos are marketed through Eyemaginations and are used by physicians around the Dr. Chang donates his royalties to the humanitarian cataract charities – Project Vision and Himalayan Cataract Project.Educational Videos
Within ophthalmology, Dr Chang is widely considered one of the leading cataract surgeons, educators, and clinical investigators in the world. In this capacity, he has often been selected by medical associations to respond to media requests for information.Dr. Chang In the News
Although curable with surgery, cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in the world, accounting for more than one half of all blindness. Dr. Chang has used his international prominence to highlight and advance several important cataract efforts. He has traveled to many developing countries to perform and teach cataract surgery to local ophthalmologists.Humanitarian Cataract Surgery
The intraoperative floppy iris syndrome was first reported by Drs. David Chang and John Campbell in 2005. This major discovery showed that the most common prostate medications (such as Flomax) cause iris problems during cataract surgery that can lead to many complications if the surgeon does not anticipate them. Dr. Chang has done extensive clinical research and is considered one of the world authorities on how to avoid and manage these problems.Flomax & Cataract Surgery
Chang Professional CV and Bio
David F. Chang, MD is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Harvard College and earned his M.D. at Harvard Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he is now a clinical professor. He is also an adjunct clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Chinese University in Hong Kong Dr. Chang is serving a 5-year term as chair of the AAO Annual Meeting Program Committee, having previously chaired the Cataract Program Sub-committee. He organized and was the program co-chair for the first nine AAO “Spotlight on Cataracts” Symposia. He is also on the program committees for the ASCRS Annual Meeting and the OSN/Vindico Hawaiian Eye Meeting.
Having chaired the ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee, Dr. Chang joined the ASCRS Executive Committee in 2009 and will eventually serve as president in 2012. He chairs the AAO Cataract Preferred Practice Pattern Panel, and is immediate past chair of the AAO Practicing Ophthalmologists’ Curriculum Panel for Cataract and Anterior Segment, which developed the ABO knowledge base for the MOC examination. Dr. Chang serves on the medical advisory board of two global humanitarian organizations, Himalayan Cataract Project and Project Vision, and is also on the Board of Directors for the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology. He is the immediate past president of the Cordes Society (UCSF ophthalmology alumni).
In addition to the AAO Achievement and Senior Achievement awards, Dr. Chang is a four-time AAO Secretariat Award recipient (2003, 2006, 2007, and 2009). He was the inaugural recipient of the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology’s Distinguished Alumni Award (2005) and in 2006 became only the third ophthalmologist to ever receive the Charlotte Baer Award honoring the outstanding clinical faculty member at the UCSF Medical School. Dr. Chang was the third recipient of the Strampelli Medal from the Italian Ophthalmological Society (2007). He was the 2009 Binkhorst Medal Lecturer (ASCRS) and 2009 Lim Lecturer at the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (APACRS) Meeting. He is also the recipient of the 2010 Rayner Medal from the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (UKISCRS), and the 2010 Award of Excellence from the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Chang has been selected to deliver the following additional named lectures: Transamerica Lecture (UCSF), Williams Lecture (UCSF), Wolfe Lecture (University of Iowa), DeVoe Lecture (Columbia-Harkness), Gettes Lecture (Wills Eye Hospital), Helen Keller Lecture (University of Alabama), Kayes Lecture (University of Washington, St. Louis), Thorpe Lecture (Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society), Schutz Lecture (New York University Medical Center), Wallace-Evan Lecture (Casey Eye, Oregon), Kambara Lecture (Loma Linda), Jules Stein Lecture (UCLA-Jules Stein), Proctor Lecture (UCSF/Proctor Foundation), Harold Stein Lecture (Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery), and keynote lectures at the Indian Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society Annual Meeting, Argentinean Society of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, and the Chinese American Ophthalmological Society’s 20th anniversary meeting. He is on the scientific advisory board for the UCSF Collaborative Vision Research Group, American Medical Optics, Allergan ATLAS, Lens AR, Calhoun Vision, Medennium, Peak Surgical, ICON Bioscience, and Visiogen, and is the medical monitor for the Visiogen Synchrony accommodating IOL FDA monitored trial.
Dr. Chang served for 5 years as co-chief medical editor for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today and was the cataract editor for two online educational sites: the AAO’s “Specialty Clinical Updates” and the Ocular Surgery News “Ophthalmic Hyperguides”. is the editor of Cataract Surgery Today(CRST 2009), Mastering Refractive IOLs – the Art and Science(Slack 2008) and Curbside Consultation in Cataract Surgery (Slack 2007), the series editor for the 7 Slack Curbside Consultation Ophthalmology textbooks, and the principal author of Phaco Chop (Slack 2004). His co-authored 2005 study on IFIS and tamsulosin is one of the 5 most cited papers from the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Source: Editorial, JCRS 1/08).
David F. Chang, MD is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Harvard College and earned his M.D. at Harvard Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he is now a clinical professor. Dr. Chang is serving a 5-year term as chairman of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting Program Committee, having previously chaired the Cataract Program Sub-committee.Dr. Chang's CV