David F. Chang, MD

Sub-specializing in cataract and lens implant surgery

The Bay Area’s premier cataract surgeon, Dr. Chang has been regularly voted by his peers into the national edition of Best Doctors in America and is listed by Beckers Review as one of the top 39 ophthalmologists in the United States. In both the 2014 and 2018 surveys, he was voted the 5th most influential ophthalmologist in the world by the international readership of The Ophthalmologist. He has maintained his private practice in Los Altos since 1984 and developed and founded the Peninsula Eye Surgery Center, which opened in 2005. He limits his practice to cataract and intraocular lens implant surgery.

David F. Chang, M.D.

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Please start by reading the brochure “Understanding Cataracts” which was written by Dr. Chang. Then go to the selecting your lens implant section next. Please complete the questionnaire that you can find in either section. Dr. Chang has also published a book for patients that explains all aspects of cataract surgery. Although written for the public, it is obviously very relevant to his own patients.
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Dr. Chang
Cataract surgery replaces your natural clouded lens with an artificial lens implant, and this section explains the different lens options that exist. Start by reading the introduction and then download and complete the lifestyle questionnaire prior to your eye examination. There is an important handout for patients who have had prior LASIK or PRK.
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Comparison of Multifocal and Conventional Monofocal Lens
This section has important information about COVID policy, preop instructions, anesthesia, and Penninsula Eye Surgery Center, where Dr. Chang performs the surgery. It also answers questions about eye medications and our pharmacy recommendations.
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Front of Peninsula Eye Surgery Center
This section covers postop instructions, getting temporary reading glasses, and has a video with useful postop hints. It answers frequently asked questions about the eye drops, including how to get refills.
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Dr. Chang Post Operation

Dr. Chang's Cataract Book for Patients

Book For Cataract Patients
Dr. Chang's Cataract Book for Patients

Cataract Information Center

Chang Cataract Center
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About Dr. Chang

Dr. Chang Being Named ASCRS President
About dr. chang

Dr. Chang is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award, from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


Learn more about Dr. Chang’s humanitarian service award

This is awarded annually to 2 American ophthalmologists who have demonstrated a career-long pattern of humanitarian service. The award recognizes Dr. Chang for his longstanding efforts to address global cataract blindness by expanding surgical training in underserved countries, including Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Haiti, and China.
Learn more about Dr. Chang’s humanitarian work
  • In Cap Haitian, Haiti (Moran Eye & ASCRS Foundation)

Dr. Chang In The News

Headshot of Dr. Chang
Dr. Chang In The News

Humanitarian Cataract Surgery

Dr. Chang Speaking At ASCRS
Humanitarian Cataract Surgery

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