Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss M.D., Ophthalmologist

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss M.D.

Ophthalmologist

(33)
400 29th Street 315 Oakland California, 94609
Rating

4/5

About

Dr. Rona Silkiss is an ophthalmologist practicing in Oakland, California. Dr. Silkiss specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Silkiss can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Silkiss can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.

Education and Training

Northwestern Uniiversity 1980

Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine 1980

Board Certification

OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO

PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP

Provider Details

Female Spanish, French 36 years of experience
Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss M.D.
Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • Can children have laser surgery?

    There are special circumstances for which a child may require laser surgery, however, it is much preferred for the child to go through puberty, complete his growth and have stable vision before contemplating a laser procedure. It would be best to consult a refractive surgeon that cares for children to answer this question in detail for your child. READ MORE

  • Why do my eyes hurt?

    You could try using an over-the-counter tear drop or allergy drop. If your eyes are still irritated, I would suggest that you see an ophthalmologist to evaluate the many different causes for irritated, uncomfortable eyes. READ MORE

  • Why am I having trouble focusing my eyes?

    There are many reasons to have difficulty focusing amongst the more common are dry eyes or the need for glasses. However there are also more serious conditions that can lead ho blurry vision as well. Please contact your ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination to determine the cause specific to you. READ MORE

  • What is used to keep your eyes open during LASIK eye surgery?

    Generally, a small, delicate eyelid retractor is used to hold your eyelids open during the very short LASIK procedure. READ MORE

  • How successful is LASIK?

    Lasik surgery can be quite successful for the right patient. An evaluation by a Board Certified Ophthalmologist trained in refractive surgery will help determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. READ MORE

  • My son's eyes get itchy and puffy around dogs. What should I do?

    It seems that your son is allergic to dogs. Avoidance of dogs will help prevent symptoms. In the event your son cannot avoid being around dogs, he can try an over-the-counter antihistamine - either oral or eye drop or both. You can also have your son see an allergist you may be able to pinpoint the allergy and use allergy injections or oral treatment to desensitize your son. READ MORE

  • Can an ophthalmologist perform cataract surgery?

    Yes...absolutely. A board certified ophthalmologist MD is the only specialist qualified to perform cataract surgery. READ MORE

  • My vision is a bit hazy since yesterday. Should I get it checked?

    Yes! There are many reasons to have the new onset of hazy vision...and several are emergencies. Please contact your EyeMD ophthalmologist or even go to your emergency room for an evaluation. READ MORE

  • How often should diabetes patients get their eyes checked?

    People with diabetes should have an ophthalmologist check their eyes at least once a year....and more often if there are any diabetic related or other concerns. READ MORE

  • Do I need anesthesia for a laser eye surgery?

    I suggest you discuss this with your EyeMD ophthalmologist. Many cataract surgeons do provide for intravenous sedation and local anesthesia for cataract surgery. If you are having a laser procedure for a secondary cataract, anesthesia (other than topical) is generally not needed. READ MORE

  • Even after my cataract surgery, I have hazy vision. Why?

    There are several reasons to have hazy vision after cataract surgery. For instance: the need for post-operative refraction (glasses), post-operative edema (swelling), an opacification of the posterior capsule (often called a secondary cataract), etc. All these possibilities can be diagnosed and treated by your EyeMD ophthalmologist surgeon. Please contact her to arrange for an evaluation. READ MORE

  • Why are my eyes watering so much?

    Yes. The tearing is a response to irritation. Your eye doctor can check your eyes for a retained particle or other condition that can lead to chronic tearing. Kindly, Dr. Silkiss READ MORE

  • Why is my vision blurred after my cataract operation?

    Ideally, your vision should be clear. May I suggest that you visit your EyeMD Ophthalmologist surgeon for an examination to evaluate for a cloudy capsule, macula edema, a refractive error, or other issue that may need treatment to improve your vision to its highest potential. Kindly, Dr. Rona Silkiss READ MORE

  • Why do I have a pain in my eyes when I read?

    You may be experiencing dryness or eye strain. I recommend that you visit an Eye MD (ophthalmologist) or qualified optometrist to evaluate your eyes thoroughly. Kindly, Dr. Rona Silkiss READ MORE

Expert Publications

Areas of expertise and specialization

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, blepharoplastyCosmetic eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty, ptosis, entropion, ectropion, eyelid cancer, orbital disease, thyroid eye disease, cosmetic fillers, Botox, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Chief, Division of Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive and Orbital Surgery California Pacific Medical Center 2000 - 2018
  • Associate Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology University of California, San Francisco 2012 - 2018

Awards

  • Achievement Award2014American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Senior Achievement Award2016American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Service Award2014American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Teaching Award2017California Pacific Medical Center

Treatments

  • Pterygium
  • Moles
  • Birth Defects
  • Birthmark
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Graves' Disease

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • The American Ophthalmological Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • California Academy of Ophthalmology
  • San Francisco Medical Society
  • Alameda Contra Costa Medical Society
  • California Medical Association

Residency

  • Ucla Med Ctr, Ophthalmology; Ny & Presby Hp-Cornell Campus, Pediatrics; Children'S Hosp Of L A, Pediatrics
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Rochester, NY

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Ucla Med Ctr, Ophthalmology; Ny & Presby Hp-Cornell Campus, Pediatrics; Children'S Hosp Of L A, Pediatrics
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Pacific Vision

Philanthropic Initiatives

  • Veteran Smile DayFree Smile DayVolunteering at Children's schools

Favorite Place to Vacation

  • Any place with my family.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Spending time with my husband and children; creating memories with them.

Hospital Affiliations

  • California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus ( San Francisco, CA )
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus ( Oakland, CA )
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus ( Berkeley, CA )
  • Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland ( Oakland, CA )
  • John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus ( Walnut Creek, CA )
  • Washington Hospital ( Fremont, CA )

Accepted Insurance

+ See all 21 Insurance

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss M.D.'s Practice location

Silkiss Eye Surgery

400 29th Street -
Oakland, California 94609
Get Direction
New patients: 510-763-0881, 415-826-0956
https://www.eyework.com

Silkiss Eye Surgery

711 Van Ness Avenue -
San Francisco, California 94102
Get Direction
New patients: 510-763-0881
https://www.eyework.com

Silkiss Eye Surgery

1820 San Miguel -
Walnut Creek, California 94596
Get Direction
New patients: 510-763-0881
https://www.eyework.com

Silkiss Eye Surgery

686 Mowry Avenue -
Fremont, California 94536
Get Direction
New patients: 510-763-0881
https://www.eyework.com

Silkiss Eye Surgery

100 Tamal Plaza -
Corte Madera, California 94925
Get Direction
New patients: 510-763-0881
https://www.eyework.com

Silkiss Eye Surgery

1805 El Camino Real -
Palo Alto, California 94306
Get Direction
New patients: 510-763-0881
https://www.eyework.com

Silkiss Eye Surgery

15051 Hesperian Boulevard -
San Leandro, California 94578
Get Direction
New patients: 510-763-0881
https://www.eyework.com

Request An Appointment With Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss M.D. | Ophthalmologist

Please note that this request is not considered final until you receive email notification confirming the details.

In the event the doctor is not yet registered with FindaTopDoc, we will contact the office on your behalf in an effort to secure your appointment.

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss M.D.'s reviews

(33)
Write Review

Patient Experience with Dr. Silkiss


4.0

Based on 33 reviews

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss M.D. has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 33 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Ophthalmologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

Recommended Articles

  • Everything You Need to Know About Conjunctivitis

    What is Conjunctivitis?Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (a transparent membrane that covers the white part of the eyeball and lines the eyelids). Conjunctivitis is also known as pink eye, due to the characteristic pink or reddish color of the whites of the eyes.What Causes...

  • Alternative Treatments For Cataracts

    Approximately, a fifth of all people above the age of 60 have at least mild cataracts, and at the age of 75, that number increases significantly.A cataract presents itself as a reduction of clarity in the eye lens. A normal eye lens is comprised of clear water and variety of proteins. The lens...

  • What are the Causes and Symptoms of Pink Eye?

    Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is a contagious eye condition caused by the inflammation and infection of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the transparent membrane covering the white part of the eye and the eyeball. Infection and swelling of the the mucous membrane becomes reddish, and the entire...

  • What Are the Symptoms and Treatment Options for Blepharitis?

    Blepharitis refers to the inflammation of the eyelid resulting in red and itchy eyes. This is a very common eye condition and can affect people of all age groups. It is not a very serious condition and will not affect one's vision in the future. Yet, blepharitis can be very uncomfortable and...

  • What is Age-Related Cataracts?

    When the eye lens changes with age, cataracts develop and your vision becomes blurry. A clear structure, the lens is located at the back of the pupil. Light streams in via the cornea and the lens directs it to the retina when it enters the eye.When you start to age, cataracts can begin developing,...

  • What Are Congenital Cataracts?

    Cataracts can be present at birth – which is termed as congenital, and in other cases can develop later in life. Various studies have shown an estimation that one out of every 250 children will develop a cataract either prior to birth or during childhood. While the exact cause is unknown,...

Nearby Providers

Nearest Hospitals

ALTA BATES SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTERl

350 HAWTHORNE AVENUE OAKLAND CA 94609

Head north on Summit Street 1114 ft
Turn right onto Hawthorne Avenue 370 ft
Turn left onto Webster Street 579 ft
Turn left onto 34th Street 80 ft
Turn left 271 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - OAKLAND/RICHMONDl

275 W MACARTHUR BOULEVARD OAKLAND CA 94611

Head north on Summit Street 393 ft
Turn right onto 30th Street 720 ft
Turn left onto Broadway 2341 ft
Turn right onto West MacArthur Boulevard 230 ft
You have arrived at your destination

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL & RESEARCH CENTER OAKLANDl

747 52ND STREET OAKLAND CA 94609

Head south on Summit Street 72 ft
Turn right onto 29th Street 719 ft
Turn right onto Telegraph Avenue 1.1 mi
Turn left onto 46th Street 129 ft
Turn right onto Shattuck Avenue 1528 ft
Turn left onto 52nd Street 689 ft
Turn left onto Dover Street 477 ft
Turn right 148 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right

CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CTR-PACIFIC CAMPUS HOSPl

2333 BUCHANAN STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94115

Head west on Larch Street 338 ft
Turn right onto Franklin Street 2937 ft
Turn left onto California Street 1921 ft
Turn right onto Buchanan Street 550 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the left

SAINT FRANCIS MEMORIAL HOSPITALl

900 HYDE ST SAN FRANCISCO CA 94109

Head west on Larch Street 338 ft
Turn right onto Franklin Street 863 ft
Turn right onto O'Farrell Street 1441 ft
Turn left onto Larkin Street 2074 ft
Turn right onto California Street 481 ft
Turn right onto Hyde Street 522 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the left

CHINESE HOSPITALl

845 JACKSON ST SAN FRANCISCO CA 94133

Head west on Larch Street 338 ft
Turn right onto Franklin Street 863 ft
Turn right onto O'Farrell Street 3362 ft
Turn left onto Taylor Street 1378 ft
Turn right onto Bush Street 962 ft
Turn left onto Powell Street 2018 ft
Turn right onto Jackson Street 161 ft
Turn right 83 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the left

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - WALNUT CREEKl

1425 S MAIN STREET WALNUT CREEK CA 94596

JOHN MUIR MEDICAL CENTER - WALNUT CREEK CAMPUSl

1601 YGNACIO VALLEY RD WALNUT CREEK CA 94598

JOHN MUIR MEDICAL CENTER - CONCORD CAMPUSl

2540 EAST ST CONCORD CA 94520

ST ROSE HOSPITALl

27200 CALAROGA AVE HAYWARD CA 94545

Head northeast 90 ft
Turn left 190 ft
Turn left onto Mowry Avenue (CA 84) 1217 ft
Continue slightly right onto CA 84 5034 ft
Continue slightly right onto Peralta Boulevard (CA 84) 229 ft
Go straight onto Paseo Padre Parkway 3.4 mi
Turn right onto Fremont Boulevard 2131 ft
Take the ramp on the right 1433 ft
Merge left onto Nimitz Freeway (I 880) 3.6 mi
Take the ramp on the right 868 ft
Keep left at the fork 725 ft
Keep right at the fork 993 ft
Go straight onto West Tennyson Road 1735 ft
Turn right onto Calaroga Avenue 898 ft
Turn right 350 ft
Turn right 225 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the left

WASHINGTON HOSPITALl

2000 MOWRY AVE FREMONT CA 94538

Head northeast 90 ft
Turn left 190 ft
Turn left onto Mowry Avenue (CA 84) 3789 ft
Keep in the middle 377 ft
Turn left 153 ft
Turn right 366 ft
Turn left 230 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - FREMONTl

39400 PASEO PADRE PKWY FREMONT CA 94538

Head northeast 90 ft
Turn left 190 ft
Turn left onto Mowry Avenue (CA 84) 4166 ft
Keep in the middle 344 ft
Turn left onto Civic Center Drive 2681 ft
Turn right 238 ft
Turn right 142 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right

CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CTR-PACIFIC CAMPUS HOSPl

2333 BUCHANAN STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94115

Head east on Tamal Plaza 184 ft
Turn left onto Tamal Vista Boulevard 652 ft
Make a sharp right onto Fifer Avenue 409 ft
Take the ramp on the right 375 ft
Merge left onto Redwood Highway (US 101) 8.2 mi
Continue straight onto Golden Gate Bridge (US 101) 3.7 mi
Continue slightly left onto Lombard Street (US 101) 593 ft
Turn right onto Divisadero Street 4023 ft
Turn left onto California Street 2889 ft
Turn left onto Buchanan Street 550 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the left

MARIN GENERAL HOSPITALl

250 BON AIR ROAD, PO BOX 8010 GREENBRAE CA 94904

Head east on Tamal Plaza 184 ft
Turn right onto Tamal Vista Boulevard 581 ft
Turn left onto Wornum Drive 909 ft
Turn left onto Redwood Highway 1109 ft
Take the ramp on the left 1298 ft
Keep left at the fork towards San Anselmo 1794 ft
Go straight onto Sir Francis Drake Boulevard 5065 ft
Turn left onto Bon Air Road 926 ft
Turn left 297 ft
Turn left 251 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the left

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITALl

99 MONTECILLO RD SAN RAFAEL CA 94903

Head east on Tamal Plaza 184 ft
Turn right onto Tamal Vista Boulevard 581 ft
Turn left onto Wornum Drive 909 ft
Turn left onto Redwood Highway 1109 ft
Take the ramp on the left 1298 ft
Keep right at the fork towards 860 ft
Keep straight at the fork towards US 101 186 ft
Take the ramp towards US 101 1731 ft
Merge left onto Redwood Highway (US 101) 4.4 mi
Take the ramp on the right towards Freitas Parkway 924 ft
Keep left at the fork onto Manuel T Freitas Parkway 3062 ft
Turn left onto Las Gallinas Avenue 582 ft
Turn right onto Nova Albion Way 1886 ft
Turn right onto Montecillo Road 1268 ft
Turn left 314 ft
Keep left at the fork 421 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the left

STANFORD HEALTH CAREl

300 PASTEUR DRIVE STANFORD CA 94305

MENLO PARK SURGICAL HOSPITALl

570 WILLOW ROAD MENLO PARK CA 94025

LUCILE SALTER PACKARD CHILDREN'S HSP AT STANFORDl

725 WELCH ROAD PALO ALTO CA 94304

EDEN MEDICAL CENTERl

20103 LAKE CHABOT ROAD CASTRO VALLEY CA 94546

SAN LEANDRO HOSPITALl

13855 E 14TH STREET SAN LEANDRO CA 94578

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - SAN LEANDROl

2500 MERCED STREET SAN LEANDRO CA 94577