Theodore Leng, MD, FACS

Retina specialist, Ophthalmologic surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Leng is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained vitreoretinal surgeon. He specifically focuses on surgery for macular holes, epiretinal membranes and macular pucker, and performs several of these types of surgery on a weekly basis. Dr. Leng uses the latest techniques and small-incisional sutureless technology to minimize patient discomfort and maximize functional outcomes.

His medical retina specialties include the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema and retinal vein occlusions. Dr. Leng is committed to bringing the highest level of patient-centered care for all types of retinal conditions.
4.6 out of 5
235 Patient Ratings
7 Patient Comments

Byers Eye Institute

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

  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2010) CA
  • Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (2009) FL
  • Internship: Huntington Memorial Hospital (2006) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford School of Medicine (2005) CA
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2010)
  • 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)
  • Certificate of Recognition for Technical Innovation, NASA (2015)
  • 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)
  • Certificate of Recognition for a US Patent, NASA (2003)
  • Medical Scientist Research Fellowship, Stanford Medical Scholars Program (2003)
  • Certificate of Recognition for Technical Innovation, 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 - Present)
  • Ophthalmology Department Liaison, Stanford University Hospital Operating Rooms (2013 - Present)

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Patient Ratings and Comments

4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.5

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.0

Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Leng was very thorough in his explanations about my procedure. He let me decide if I wanted the surgery.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

The doctor was so careful to minimize my anxiety and discomfort. The person who cleaned my eye after the injection was so gentle!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I have recommended a friend, and she too likes Dr. Leng.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I'm grateful to be in Dr. Leng's care and be treated at Stanford Eye Clinic.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Always the best.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Very knowledgeable provider, results oriented - would highly recommend his expertise, but "not" the processes of the Stanford system he is working within.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Leng made me feel at ease and he explained in detail what he & Dr. Monoka-Douglas were concerned with. Dr. Leng explained following up on one year because all was good.

4.6 out of 5
235 Patient Ratings
7 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Leng was very thorough in his explanations about my procedure. He let me decide if I wanted the surgery.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

The doctor was so careful to minimize my anxiety and discomfort. The person who cleaned my eye after the injection was so gentle!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I have recommended a friend, and she too likes Dr. Leng.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I'm grateful to be in Dr. Leng's care and be treated at Stanford Eye Clinic.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Always the best.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Very knowledgeable provider, results oriented - would highly recommend his expertise, but "not" the processes of the Stanford system he is working within.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Leng made me feel at ease and he explained in detail what he & Dr. Monoka-Douglas were concerned with. Dr. Leng explained following up on one year because all was good.