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Sophie Deng, MD, PhD

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Sophie Deng, MD, PhD

UCLA Physician Sophie Deng, MD, PhD specializes in Ophthalmology.
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Language Spoken
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
A91205
Contact
(310) 206-7202 Information and referral
Fax Number
(310) 794-7906
PRACTICE LOCATION

Appointment Location
Doris Stein Eye Research Center
200 Stein Plaza, First Floor
Los Angeles, CA

Mailing Address
Jules Stein Eye Institute
100 Stein Plaza, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2006
EDUCATION
Fellowship
Cornea, UCLA School of Medicine, 2005 - 2006
Residency
Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago Eye Center, 2002 - 2005
Internship
Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 2001 - 2002
Degree
MD, PhD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2001
CLINICAL INTEREST
Cataract, Cornea, Corneal Transplant, Keratoconus, Pterygium
AFFILIATION
Department Affiliation
Provider, Cornea and Uveitis, Laser Refractive Center
MORE INFORMATION
Additional Information
Dr. Sophie X. Deng is an Associate Professor in the Cornea Division at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA. Dr. Deng received her doctor of medicine and doctor of philosophy degrees at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, where she completed the rigorous Medical Scientist Training Program. She did her residency in ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago. Dr. Deng subsequently completed her fellowship in Cornea, External Ocular Disease and Refractive Surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute.

Dr. Deng is a specialist in corneal and external ocular diseases, and cataracts. Her surgical areas include endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK and DMEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), penetrating keratoplasty, limbal stem cell transplantation, artificial cornea and cataract.

Dr. Deng is the director of the Cornea Biology Laboratory at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. Her research focuses on corneal epithelial stem cells regulation, deficiency and regeneration. Dr. Deng’s research aims to improve the current treatment for patients with limbal stem cell deficiency by using stem cell therapy to restore vision. In addition, Dr. Deng conducts clinical studies to develop new imaging and molecular tests to accurately diagnose and stage limbal stem cell deficiency.

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