Dr. Rona Silkiss, MD

Dr. Rona Silkiss, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Rona Silkiss, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Oakland, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in ophthalmology, pediatrics, and more.Read her story

400 29th St Ste 315

Oakland, CA 94609

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Blocked Tear Duct
very high
more than 98% of peers
Tear Duct Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Silkiss' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Silkiss "Dr Silkiss is a leading Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon. She is board certified in both ophthalmology and pediatrics as well as specialty trained in Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive and Orbital Surgery. She is Chief of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco where she teaches residents and fellows. Dr. Silkiss has maintained a busy clinical practice and advanced translational research during her three decade long career. She has lectured extensively locally and internationally. Dr. Silkiss has been honored by her peers with admission to the American Ophthalmological Society as well as receiving two Merit Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss' complete curriculum vitae is available for view online."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Silkiss "Dr. Rona Silkiss and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality oculofacial plastic services. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Silkiss provides expert diagnosis and management skills with technologically advanced and highly skillful surgical interventions. Dr. Silkiss is caring, knowledgeable and professional."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharophimosis - Ptosis - Epicanthus Inversus Syndrome
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Fracture
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Orbital Lymphangioma
  • Orbital Nerve Tumor
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Visual Field Defects


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53  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Belotero® Injection
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brow Lift
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dacryoadenectomy
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Lacrimal Surgery
  • Nasal Lacrimal Duct Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbit Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Exenteration 
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Perlane® Injection
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Northwestern U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Los Angeles Chldns Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • New York Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute-UCLA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Silkiss has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Silkiss' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Silkiss to family and friends
17 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Silkiss' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Silkiss Says:

We are dedicated to providing the best care possible to our patients. This includes technologically sophisticated, meticulous surgery combined with compassionate and knowledgeable care. 

We are here to serve our community and provide our decades of expertise to improve the quality of life of our patients.


Patient Comments (7)

Took our 2 year old in to evaluate her eyelid.Dr. Silkiss told her not to scream because her ears hurt? (She was 2!)When it came time to evaluate, she didn't even come close to my daughter, she looked from her chair and said almost indifferently "I don't see anything in her eye." We paid $200 for...more
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Excellent doctor. Highly recommend she and her staff
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Excellent, intelligent, thoughtful surgeon. Absolutely the best! Thank you!
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I have never had a worse experience with a Dr.!!! My consultation was scheduled weeks in advance; yet I waited almost 2 hours to see this lady. She came in, no explanation for my wait, asked why I was there, pulled down on my eyelid and said I needed surgery. There was no explanation about the...more
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My apologies. We do strive to provide the best possible care for our patients, about whom we care deeply. We can become stressed or behind in our schedule on occasion. I am sorry that you felt rushed. We would be happy to respond to your questions and concerns off line if you wish. Kindly, Dr. Silkiss

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After 2 months of wait, I had a 5 pm appointment at her WC office on Friday Sept 1st. They charged my credit card $225 upfront fee. I waited until 6:30 in the waiting room before I was admitted and only to be seen by two others who did unrelated eye exams and recorded everything wrong in the...more
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Dear Ms. Hakimi We strive to provide the best care possible for our patients. I am truly sorry your needs were not met. You were evaluated initially by my medical assistant and my resident doctor. We were particularly busy with an emergency the day you were evaluated....as you can imagine, we were still seeing patients well past 7 pm....not a schedule any of us want to maintain! You did however receive a call from my office as well as a complete refund of your fee. Kindly, Dr. Silkiss

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