Education

Fellowship
Cornea, UCLA School of Medicine, 2006
Residency
Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago Eye Center, 2005
Internship
Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 2002
Degree
MD, PhD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2001

Medical Board Certifications

Ophthalmology
American Board of Ophthalmology, 2006

Gender

Female

State License

A91205
  • About Me

    About Me

    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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  • Locations

    UCLA Doris Stein Eye Research Center

    (primary location)
    Address
    200 Stein Plaza
    1st Floor
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-206-7202
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology
    American Board of Ophthalmology, 2006

    Education

    Fellowship
    Cornea, UCLA School of Medicine, 2006
    Residency
    Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago Eye Center, 2005
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 2002
    Degree
    MD, PhD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2001
  • Clinical Interests
    • Cataract
    • Cornea
    • Corneal Transplant
    • Keratoconus
    • Pterygium