Dr. Theodore Leng
Palo Alto, CA
16 years experience male
Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA
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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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
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:
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:
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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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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Education & Training
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Huntington Memorial Hospital
America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumerâs Research Council of America
Heed Fellowship, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation
Mentoring Program Scholarship, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists
American College of Surgeons