Dr. Rona Silkiss, MD


Ophthalmology | Female

Dr. Rona Silkiss, MD
Dr. Rona Silkiss, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Oakland, CA. She is 59 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Silkiss is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp, Washington Hospital and John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek.

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Dr. Rona Silkiss and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality oculofacial plastic services. With over 25 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.

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Silkiss Eye Surgery400 29th St Ste 315
Oakland, CA 94609
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Excellent doctor. Highly recommend she and her staff
palo alto, ca |
Excellent, intelligent, thoughtful surgeon. Absolutely the best! Thank you!
Campbell, CA |
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 procedure or clarification if both eyes needed to be done. I asked for examples of the procedure and was told to check on line (this would be generic photos - not her work). Very rude. Only 15 min.
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
in Concord, CA |
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 computer as I was watching them type. I left at 6:40 still not seen by her. I have not received an email or call explaining this very unprofessional treatment or refund of my fee. Very disappointing.
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
El Cerrito, CA |
Dr Silkiss is the best, my eyelids look great, virtually no scarring 4 months later. Her professionalism, expertise, and artistry are unparalleled.
in Rohnert Park, CA |
Dr. Silkiss is very expert. I haven't meet another specialist as skilled and knowledgeable. She was recommended to me years ago by another extraordinary eye doctor. A family member sees her also.
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Dr. Silkiss' Care Philosophy

Dr. Rona Silkiss and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality oculofacial plastic services. With over 25 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.

Dr. Silkiss' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology and Pediatrics
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics

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
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Fracture
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Los Angeles Chldns Hosp

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA

    Completed in 1986

    New York Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Jules Stein Eye Institute-Ucla

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern U

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • 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
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery