Theodore Leng, MD, FACS

Ophthalmologist

Retina specialist, Ophthalmologic surgeon

Byers Eye Institute

  • 2452 Watson Court
  • Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Phone: 650-723-6995
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2010)

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (06/30/2010) CA

Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (06/30/2009) FL

Internship: Huntington Memorial Hospital (06/24/2006) CA

Medical Education: Stanford School of Medicine (06/12/2005) CA

MS, Stanford University, Biological Sciences (2000)

AB/BS, Stanford University, Philosophy & Biological Sciences (1999)

Honors & Awards

America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumer’s Research Council of America (2012 - 2014)

Heed Fellowship, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation (2010)

Mentoring Program in Ophthalmology Scholarship, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower (2009)

Paul Kayser International Travel Scholar, Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation (2009)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2003)

Medical Scientist Research Fellowship, Stanford Medical Scholars Program (2003)

Certificate of Recognition, NASA (2003)

ARVO Travel Award, National Eye Institute (2003)

Kolos Scholar, Stanford Medical Scholars Program (2001)

AMA Travel Award, American Medical Association (2001)

Baxter Foundation Scholar, Stanford Medical Scholars Program (2001)

Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford Department of Biological Sciences (2000)

Firestone Medal for Excellence in Research, Stanford University (1999)

Administrative Appointments

Director, Ophthalmic Diagnostics, 2010

Ophthalmology Department Liaison, Stanford University Hospital Operating Rooms, 2013

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

An improved optical coherence tomography-derived fundus projection image for drusen visualization.
Chen, Q., Leng, T., Zheng, L. L., Kutzscher, L., de Sisternes, L., & Rubin, D. L. (2014). An improved optical coherence tomography-derived fundus projection image for drusen visualization. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.), 34(5), 996-1005.

Stanford University Network for Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (SUNDROP): Five Years of Screening With Telemedicine.
Fijalkowski, N., Zheng, L. L., Henderson, M. T., Wang, S. K., Wallenstein, M. B., & Moshfeghi, D. M. (2014). Stanford University Network for Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (SUNDROP): Five Years of Screening With Telemedicine. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina, 45(2), 106-113.

Semi-automatic geographic atrophy segmentation for SD-OCT images
Chen, Q., de Sisternes, L., Leng, T., Zheng, L., Kutzscher, L., & Rubin, D. L. (2013). Semi-automatic geographic atrophy segmentation for SD-OCT images. BIOMEDICAL OPTICS EXPRESS, 4(12), 2729-2750.

Automated drusen segmentation and quantification in SD-OCT images.
Chen, Q., Leng, T., Zheng, L., Kutzscher, L., Ma, J., & Rubin, D. L. (2013). Automated drusen segmentation and quantification in SD-OCT images. Medical image analysis, 17(8), 1058-1072.

Traumatic airbag maculopathy.
Kung, J., Leung, L.-S. B., Leng, T., & Liao, Y. J. (2013). Traumatic airbag maculopathy. JAMA ophthalmology, 131(5), 685-687.

Quantitative Evaluation of Drusen on Photographs
Rubin, D. L., de Sisternes, L., Kutzscher, L., Chen, Q., Leng, T., & Zheng, L. L. (2013). Quantitative Evaluation of Drusen on Photographs. OPHTHALMOLOGY, 120(3), 644-?.

Stanford University Network for Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (SUNDROP): Four-years of Screening with Telemedicine
Fijalkowski, N., Zheng, L. L., Henderson, M. T., Wallenstein, M. B., Leng, T., & Moshfeghi, D. M. (2013). Stanford University Network for Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (SUNDROP): Four-years of Screening with Telemedicine. CURRENT EYE RESEARCH, 38(2), 283-291.

Abundance of Myelinated Nerve Fibers
Leng, T., & Nyong'o, O. L. (2013). Abundance of Myelinated Nerve Fibers. JAMA OPHTHALMOLOGY, 131(2), 245-245.

Carbon nanotube bucky paper as an artificial support membrane for retinal cell transplantation.
Leng, T., & Fishman, H. A. (2013). Carbon nanotube bucky paper as an artificial support membrane for retinal cell transplantation. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging retina, 44(1), 73-76.

FOVEAL CAVITATION AS AN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY FINDING IN CENTRAL CONE DYSFUNCTION
Leng, T., Marmor, M. F., Kellner, U., Thompson, D. A., Renner, A. B., & Sowden, J. C. (2012). FOVEAL CAVITATION AS AN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY FINDING IN CENTRAL CONE DYSFUNCTION. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 32(7), 1411-1419.

Cannula-Based 25-Gauge Vitreous Tap And Injection: A New Surgical Technique
Chan, A., Leng, T., & Moshfeghi, D. M. (2012). Cannula-Based 25-Gauge Vitreous Tap And Injection: A New Surgical Technique. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 32(5), 1021-1022.

Effect of Lidocaine Gel Anesthesia on Endophthalmitis Rates Following Intravitreal Injection
Lad, E. M., Maltenfort, M. G., & Leng, T. (2012). Effect of Lidocaine Gel Anesthesia on Endophthalmitis Rates Following Intravitreal Injection. OPHTHALMIC SURGERY LASERS & IMAGING, 43(2), 115-120.

REDUCING ORAL FLORA CONTAMINATION OF INTRAVITREAL INJECTIONS WITH FACE MASK OR SILENCE
Doshi, R. R., Leng, T., & Fung, A. E. (2012). REDUCING ORAL FLORA CONTAMINATION OF INTRAVITREAL INJECTIONS WITH FACE MASK OR SILENCE. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 32(3), 473-476.

The influence of medical school and residency training program upon choice of an academic career and academic productivity among otolaryngology faculty in the United States of America: Our experience of 1433 academic otolaryngologists
Leng, T., Jaben, K. A., Zheng, L., Yang, J., Paulus, Y. M., & Moshfeghi, D. M. (2012). The influence of medical school and residency training program upon choice of an academic career and academic productivity among otolaryngology faculty in the United States of America: Our experience of 1433 academic otolaryngologists. CLINICAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY, 37(1), 58-62.

Two cases of X-linked retinoschisis with different spectral domain optical coherence tomography findings.
Leng, T. (2012). Two cases of X-linked retinoschisis with different spectral domain optical coherence tomography findings. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.), 6, 1563-1565.

Intravitreal dexamethasone in the management of delayed-onset bleb-associated endophthalmitis.
Jacobs, D. J., Pathengay, A., Flynn, H. W., Leng, T., Miller, D., & Shi, W. (2012). Intravitreal dexamethasone in the management of delayed-onset bleb-associated endophthalmitis. International journal of inflammation, 2012, 503912-?.

Medical School and Residency Influence on Choice of an Academic Career and Academic Productivity Among US Neurology Faculty
Campbell, P. G., Lee, Y. H., Bell, R. D., Maltenfort, M. G., Moshfeghi, D. M., & Ratliff, J. K. (2011). Medical School and Residency Influence on Choice of an Academic Career and Academic Productivity Among US Neurology Faculty. ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY, 68(8), 999-1004.

Medical school and residency influence on choice of an academic career and academic productivity among neurosurgery faculty in the United States Clinical article
Campbell, P. G., Awe, O. O., Maltenfort, M. G., Moshfeghi, D. M., Leng, T., & Ratliff, J. K. (2011). Medical school and residency influence on choice of an academic career and academic productivity among neurosurgery faculty in the United States Clinical article. JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 115(2), 380-386.

Povidone-Iodine Before Lidocaine Gel Anesthesia Achieves Surface Antisepsis
Doshi, R. R., Leng, T., & Fung, A. E. (2011). Povidone-Iodine Before Lidocaine Gel Anesthesia Achieves Surface Antisepsis. OPHTHALMIC SURGERY LASERS & IMAGING, 42(4), 346-349.

SELECTIVE RETINAL THERAPY WITH MICROSECOND EXPOSURES USING A CONTINUOUS LINE SCANNING LASER
Paulus, Y. M., Jain, A., Nomoto, H., Sramek, C., Gariano, R. F., & Palanker, D. (2011). SELECTIVE RETINAL THERAPY WITH MICROSECOND EXPOSURES USING A CONTINUOUS LINE SCANNING LASER. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 31(2), 380-388.

DELAYED-ONSET BLEB-ASSOCIATED ENDOPHTHALMITIS (1996-2008) Causative Organisms and Visual Acuity Outcomes
Leng, T., Miller, D., Flynn, H. W., Jacobs, D. J., & Gedde, S. J. (2011). DELAYED-ONSET BLEB-ASSOCIATED ENDOPHTHALMITIS (1996-2008) Causative Organisms and Visual Acuity Outcomes. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 31(2), 344-352.

The vitreous trap: a simple, surgeon-controlled technique for obtaining undiluted vitreous and subretinal specimens during pars plana vitrectomy.
Moshfeghi, A. A., Albini, T. A., Kitchens, J. W., Leng, T., & Moshfeghi, D. M. (2011). The vitreous trap: a simple, surgeon-controlled technique for obtaining undiluted vitreous and subretinal specimens during pars plana vitrectomy. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.), 31(2), 426-427.

Improving the therapeutic window of retinal photocoagulation by spatial and temporal modulation of the laser beam
Sramek, C., Leung, L.-S., Leng, T., Brown, J., Paulus, Y. M., & Palanker, D. (2011). Improving the therapeutic window of retinal photocoagulation by spatial and temporal modulation of the laser beam. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL OPTICS, 16(2).

Retinopathy of prematurity in an infant with Aicardi's syndrome
Leng, T., & Moshfeghi, D. M. (2011). Retinopathy of prematurity in an infant with Aicardi's syndrome. EYE, 25(2), 257-258.

Delayed-onset bleb-associated endophthalmitis: presentation and outcome by culture result.
Jacobs, D. J., Leng, T., Flynn, H. W., Shi, W., Miller, D., & Gedde, S. J. (2011). Delayed-onset bleb-associated endophthalmitis: presentation and outcome by culture result. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.), 5, 739-744.

Endogenous Candida albicans endophthalmitis following spontaneous abortion and IUD removal.
Doshi, R. R., Wender, J. D., Jumper, J. M., Sanislo, S. R., & Leng, T. (2011). Endogenous Candida albicans endophthalmitis following spontaneous abortion and IUD removal. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye, 42 Online, e132-4.

Neovascularization in Purtscher's retinopathy.
Chan, A., Fredrick, D. R., & Leng, T. (2011). Neovascularization in Purtscher's retinopathy. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.), 5, 1585-1587.

Photodynamic therapy rescue for subretinal fluid exacerbation after focal laser treatment in idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy.
Leng, T., Sanislo, S. R., & Jack, R. L. (2011). Photodynamic therapy rescue for subretinal fluid exacerbation after focal laser treatment in idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy. The open ophthalmology journal, 5, 6-9.

Kinetics of central macular thickness reduction in patients with macular edema after intravitreal drug therapy.
He, L., Chan, A., Leng, T., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2011). Kinetics of central macular thickness reduction in patients with macular edema after intravitreal drug therapy. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.), 5, 1751-1758.

Focal periocular carboplatin chemotherapy avoids systemic chemotherapy for unilateral, progressive retinoblastoma.
Leng, T., Cebulla, C. M., Schefler, A. C., & Murray, T. G. (2010). Focal periocular carboplatin chemotherapy avoids systemic chemotherapy for unilateral, progressive retinoblastoma. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.), 30(4), S66-8.

Intraoperative Use of Three-Dimensional Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography
Ide, T., Wang, J., Tao, A., Leng, T., Kymionis, G. D., & Yoo, S. H. (2010). Intraoperative Use of Three-Dimensional Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. OPHTHALMIC SURGERY LASERS & IMAGING, 41(2), 250-254.

Retinal capillary hemangioma in von Hippel-Lindau disease
Leng T, & Murray TG. (2010). Retinal capillary hemangioma in von Hippel-Lindau disease. Arch Ophthalmol, 128(4).

Branch retinal artery occlusion after septoplasty.
Leng, T., & Moshfeghi, D. M. (2010). Branch retinal artery occlusion after septoplasty. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye, 41 Online, e1-2.

Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty Tissue Preparation With Femtosecond Laser and Contact Lens
Ide, T., Yoo, S. H., Kymionis, G. D., Leng, T., Marini, C., & O'Brien, T. P. (2010). Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty Tissue Preparation With Femtosecond Laser and Contact Lens. CORNEA, 29(1), 93-98.

Branch retinal artery occlusion after septoplasty.
Leng, T., & Moshfeghi, D. M. (2010). Branch retinal artery occlusion after septoplasty. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye, 41 Online, e1-2.

ENDOPHTHALMITIS CAUSED BY PROTEUS SPECIES Antibiotic Sensitivities and Visual Acuity Outcomes
Leng, T., Flynn, H. W., Miller, D., Murray, T. G., & Smiddy, W. E. (2009). ENDOPHTHALMITIS CAUSED BY PROTEUS SPECIES Antibiotic Sensitivities and Visual Acuity Outcomes. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 29(7), 1019-1024.

SPECTRAL DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY CHARACTERISTICS OF CUTICULAR DRUSEN
Leng, T., Rosenfeld, P. J., Gregori, G., Puliafito, C. A., & Punjabi, O. S. (2009). SPECTRAL DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY CHARACTERISTICS OF CUTICULAR DRUSEN. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 29(7), 988-993.

Retinal Vascular Tumor and Peripheral Retinal Vasculitis in the Setting of Systemic Tuberculosis
Leng, T., Schefler, A. C., & Murray, T. G. (2009). Retinal Vascular Tumor and Peripheral Retinal Vasculitis in the Setting of Systemic Tuberculosis. OPHTHALMIC SURGERY LASERS & IMAGING, 40(4), 409-412.

Eyelid and orbital implant injury after enucleation
Leng T. (2009). Eyelid and orbital implant injury after enucleation. OphthalmologyWeb.

Subconjunctival Air Leakage After Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty(DSAEK) in a Post-Trabeculectomy Eye.
Ide, T., Yoo, S. H., Leng, T., & O'Brien, T. P. (2009). Subconjunctival Air Leakage After Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty(DSAEK) in a Post-Trabeculectomy Eye. The open ophthalmology journal, 3, 1-2.

Three-dimensional spectral domain optical coherence tomography of a clear corneal cataract incision
Leng, T., Lujan, B. J., Yoo, S. H., & Wang, J. (2008). Three-dimensional spectral domain optical coherence tomography of a clear corneal cataract incision. OPHTHALMIC SURGERY LASERS & IMAGING, 39(4), S132-S134.

Glaucoma valves and shunts
Leng T. (2008). Glaucoma valves and shunts. OphthalmologyWeb.

A model retinal interface based on directed neuronal growth for single cell stimulation
Mehenti, N. Z., Tsien, G. S., Leng, T., Fishman, H. A., & Bent, S. F. (2006). A model retinal interface based on directed neuronal growth for single cell stimulation. BIOMEDICAL MICRODEVICES, 8(2), 141-150.

Full thickness retinal pigment epithelium explants proliferate into epithelial monolayers on synthetic Bruch's membrane substitutes
Lombardi, L., Leng, T., Yeh, E., Molnar, F., Noolandi, J., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2005). Full thickness retinal pigment epithelium explants proliferate into epithelial monolayers on synthetic Bruch's membrane substitutes. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 46.

Synthetic Bruch's membrane substitutes: Comparisons after subretinal transplantation with cultured iris pigment epithelium
Molnar, F. E., Lombardi, L., Berker, N., Yeh, E., Yellachich, D., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2005). Synthetic Bruch's membrane substitutes: Comparisons after subretinal transplantation with cultured iris pigment epithelium. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 46.

Directed retinal nerve cell growth for use in a retinal prosthesis interface
Leng, T., Wu, P., Mehenti, N. Z., Bent, S. F., Marmor, M. F., & Fishman, H. A. (2004). Directed retinal nerve cell growth for use in a retinal prosthesis interface. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 45(11), 4132-4137.

The chick chorioallantoic membrane as a model tissue for surgical retinal research and simulation
Leng, T., MILLER, J. M., Bilbao, K. V., Palanker, D. V., Huie, P., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2004). The chick chorioallantoic membrane as a model tissue for surgical retinal research and simulation. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 24(3), 427-434.

Retinal light processing using carbon nanotubes
Loftus D, Leng T, & Fishman HA. (2004). Retinal light processing using carbon nanotubes. Official Gazette of the USPTO Patents, 1283(5).

The artificial synapse chip: A flexible retinal interface based on directed retinal cell growth and neurotransmitter stimulation
Peterman, M. C., Mehenti, N. Z., Bilbao, K. V., Lee, C. J., Leng, T., & Fishman, H. A. (2003). The artificial synapse chip: A flexible retinal interface based on directed retinal cell growth and neurotransmitter stimulation. ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, 27(11), 975-985.

Wiggling subcutaneous lumps - Furuncular myiasis due to Dermatobia hominis larvae
Leng, T., & Smith, D. S. (2003). Wiggling subcutaneous lumps - Furuncular myiasis due to Dermatobia hominis larvae. CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 37(4), 542-?.

Cell demographics from full thickness retinal explant growth on micropatterned surfaces
Wu, P., Mehenti, N. Z., Leng, T., Marmor, M. F., Blumenkranz, M. S., & Fishman, H. A. (2003). Cell demographics from full thickness retinal explant growth on micropatterned surfaces. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 44, U692-U692.

A retinal interface based on neurite micropatterning for single cell stimulation
Mehenti, N. Z., Peterman, M. C., Leng, T., Marmor, M. F., Blumenkranz, M. S., & Bent, S. F. (2003). A retinal interface based on neurite micropatterning for single cell stimulation. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 44, U704-U704.

Microcontact printing on human tissue for retinal cell transplantation
Lee, C. J., Huie, P., Leng, T., Peterman, M. C., Marmor, M. F., & Fishman, H. A. (2002). Microcontact printing on human tissue for retinal cell transplantation. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 120(12), 1714-1718.

A biodegradable matrix facilitates the use of lens capsule as a substrate for subretinal cell transplantation
Bilbao, K. V., Leng, T., Fung, A. E., Huie, P., Sanislo, S. R., & Fishman, H. A. (2002). A biodegradable matrix facilitates the use of lens capsule as a substrate for subretinal cell transplantation. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 43, U972-U972.

Directed ganglion cell growth and stimulation with microcontact printing as a prototype visual prosthesis interface
Leng, T., Huie, P., Mehenti, N. Z., Peterman, M. C., Lee, C. J., & Fishman, H. A. (2002). Directed ganglion cell growth and stimulation with microcontact printing as a prototype visual prosthesis interface. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 43, U1279-U1279.

The artificial synapse chip: A novel interface for a retinal prosthesis based on neurotransmitter stimulation and nerve regeneration
Fishman, H. A., Peterman, M. C., Leng, T., Huie, P., Lee, C. J., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2002). The artificial synapse chip: A novel interface for a retinal prosthesis based on neurotransmitter stimulation and nerve regeneration. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 43, U803-U803.

Tissue engineered lens capsule as a substrate for IPE and RPE transplantation
Fung, A. E., Lee, C. J., Leng, T., Bilbao, L. V., Peterman, M. C., & Fishman, H. A. (2002). Tissue engineered lens capsule as a substrate for IPE and RPE transplantation. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 43, U973-U973.

Novel interface to biological systems for retinal prosthetics
Peterman, M. C., Lee, C., Leng, T., Huie, P., & Fishman, H. A. (2002). Novel interface to biological systems for retinal prosthetics. BIOMEMS AND BIONANOTECHNOLOGY, 729, 149-154.

A real world lesson
Leng T. (2001). A real world lesson. The Bulletin of the Santa Clara County Medical Association, 7(6).

Capillary electrophoresis coupled with RBL-2H3 cells as a single-cell biosensor
Leng T, & Zare RN. (1999). Capillary electrophoresis coupled with RBL-2H3 cells as a single-cell biosensor. Stanford University Department of Biological Sciences Honors Thesis.