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Theodore Leng, MD


Retina Specialist @ Stanford | Aviation | AI and Big Data 

Palo Alto, CA

13 Posts

  1. Retinal flavoprotein fluorescence could be new biomarker of AMD stage, progression

    Mitochondrial flavoprotein fluorescence (FPF) may possibly serve as an indicator of age-related macular degeneration stage, helping to detect early disease and offering insights on how and when to treat patients #FPF #AMD #maculardegeneration #vision #health #oxidativestress
  2. AI models must be safe, and trustworthy in clinical practice

    Artificial intelligence models need to explain decisions and quantify uncertainty to be safe and trustworthy These factors can be implemented without worsening performance #AI #healthcare #health #explainability
  3. OCS-01 eye drops meet primary, secondary endpoints in diabetic macular edema phase 3 trial

    OCS-01 eye drops met the primary and secondary endpoints for the treatment of diabetic macular edema in stage 1 of the phase 3 DIAMOND trial. Changing from an eye injection to an eye drop would be a game changer for our patients with #DME #clinicaltrial #eye #health #vision #diabe
  4. Some info about the latest strain of omicron variant of #COVID which could become the dominant strain this summer. It is more infectious than prior strains as it has an extra protein. Thwre #arcturus
  5. Good results were seen in early-stage intravitreal gene therapy trial for wet AMD

    Intravitreal 4D-150 demonstrated positive interim results for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration in a phase 1/2 trial. The phase 2 dose-expansion stage of the trial, which will include 50 patients, is more than 50% enrolled, with completion expected later this y
  6. What led to the recent bacterial outbreak in the USA that infected 68 and resulted in the death of three patients?

    Although the products, which could be bought over the counter before the recall, were intended to be sterile, a number of current good manufacturing practice (GMP) violations by Global Pharma Healthcare (including a lack of appropriate microbial testing, no adequate preservative
  7. FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Agitation Symptoms Associated with Dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing the supplemental approval of Rexulti (brexpiprazole) oral tablets for the treatment of agitation associated with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. This is the first FDA-approved treatment option for this indication. #me
  8. Great explanation by Sal Khan 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #economics #deficit #debt
  9. Coyote encounter!

    I love trail running in Northern California. Sometimes it gets exciting when you encounter wildlife… Check out this coyote I recently came across 😮 #coyote #NorCal #running #trailrunning #outdoors #MadeOnPost
  10. Roche, Nye Health to use AI, real-world data for personalized patient care

    Roche has partnered with Nye Health to develop digital health tools that learn, personalize and adapt to patient needs outside of a hospital or traditional clinical setting. The companies said they hope the solutions, which are developed in partnership with patients and the healt
  11. Congrats to Stanford Women’s Water Polo on their second consecutive national title!

    No. 1 women's water polo claimed its second consecutive national title with an 11-9 victory over No. 2 USC, cementing its ninth NCAA championship in program history. #gostanford #NCAA
  12. AI improves diabetic retinopathy follow-up in underserved regions My friend and colleague, Hunter Cherwick, MD, the Medical Director of the non-profit Orbis, recently presented data from Rwanda showing that AI-enabled retina screenings for #DR increased follow-up by 30%. AI can re
  13. Did you know that May is Healthy Vision Month?

    Approximately 37 million adults in America have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma, all of which can cause visual impairment or blindness. However, recent studies show that making healthy choices and getting regular eye exams can help re

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