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Dr. Theodore Leng

Ophthalmology
Palo Alto, CA
16 years experience male

Locations

Office

Palo Alto, CA

Address

2452 Watson Ct, Palo Alto, CA
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Palo Alto, CA

About

Bio

Dr. Leng is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who graduated from Stanford Medical School and completed a residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is a vitreoretinal specialist and treats medical and surgical diseases of the retina. Dr. Leng is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford in Palo Alto and is Director of Ophthalmic Diagnostics at Stanford Medical School.

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Ophthalmology

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70 Answers
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A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Leng
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Warm : Warm compresses are the name of the game. The more times you can do it in a day, the faster the stye will go away. Take a warm washcloth, soak in warm-hot water (but not so hot that it will burn you), then put it on your closed eyelid for 10 min. Do this at least 2 times per day, and more if possible. This will help the stye resolve. Rarely, the eyelid itself may become infected and red with cellulitis. If that happens, you may need oral antibiotics. Follow up with an ophthalmologist is recommended so they can monitor for this.
A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Leng
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
PRK : Prk can be just as effective as lasik, as long as you are a good candidate for laser vision correction (no keratoconus, good pupil size, no dry eye, etc.). It is preferred for thinner corneas because you will have more cornea left at the end of the procedure than if you had lasik. More cornea equals stronger cornea and less risk of post surgical changes. The downsides of prk are that it hurts more, takes longer to heal, as the risk of scaring, and doesn't have the immediate "wow" factor of lasik, but if performed correctly has great outcomes. The upsides of prk are that there is no flap, and thus, no potential for all the flap-related complications that can happen after lasik.
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Leng
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Yes, : Yes, the dry from can become the wet form. As far as we know, the two forms do not have difference causes. The risk of macular degeneration is based on your age, your ethnicity, your smoking history, your sex, and your genetic makeup (among other factors). Most of the time, one develops the dry form first and then there is a possibility of converting to the wet form at a future date.

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Testimonials
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Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. I have enjoyed reading Dr. Leng's responses on AVVO.Com. I want to keep my up my knowledge base in different areas of medicine, and Dr. Leng's input is helping me to do that in...Read More
Jul 31, 2015
Excellent Physician. The best qualified
Jul 8, 2012
Best retina doc in bay area
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much, have a great day. Shauna
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine
Graduated 2005MD

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University
Graduated 2000MD

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Residency

Huntington Memorial Hospital

Awards

America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumer’s Research Council of America
Heed Fellowship, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation
Mentoring Program Scholarship, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists
American College of Surgeons
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