David F. Chang, MD is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco where he is now a clinical professor. Having chaired the ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee, Dr. Chang has been on the ASCRS Board and Executive Committee since 2009 and served as the 2012-2013 president.
He is a past chair of the AAO Cataract Preferred Practice Pattern Panel and the AAO Annual Meeting Program Committee. In addition to the Lifetime AAO Achievement award, Dr. Chang is a 6-time AAO Secretariat Award recipient. He currently co-chairs the ASCRS Foundation and is the recipient of the 2019 AAO Humanitarian Service Award, and the 2020 Aravind Venkataswamy Award.
Dr. Chang has been honored by the following international societies: ASCRS (Binkhorst Medal), AAO (Kelman Lecture), Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (Lim Medal), United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (Rayner Medal), Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Award of Excellence/Stein Lecture), All India Ophthalmology Society (President’s Lecture), Indian Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society (Gold Medal), Italian Ophthalmological Society (Strampelli Medal), International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC Medal), American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (Visionary Award), DOC-German Ophthalmic Surgeons (DOC Innovator Lecture), Chinese American Ophthalmological Society (Pioneer Award), International Society of Refractive Surgery (Presidential Award), Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (Gregg Medal), Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (Jose Rizal International Medal), Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (El-Maghraby International Award), and the International Council of Ophthalmology (T. Krwawicz Gold Medal). Including these, he has delivered more than 40 named lectures.
Dr. Chang previously served as chief medical editor of EyeWorld, and Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. He was chief editor for Curbside Consultation in Cataract Surgery (Slack 2007), Mastering Refractive IOLs – the Art and Science (Slack 2008), Phaco Chop and Advanced Phaco Techniques (Slack 2004, 2012), and Advanced IOL Fixation Techniques (Slack 2019).
Ridley Medal Lecture
Friday 2 October | 17.00 – 17.30
Five Compelling Lessons from the Greatest Team of Cataract Surgeons
David Chang USA