Luis Silva, MD, an Ophthalmologist with Gentile Retina



Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Luis Silva, who serves patients in New York City, New York.

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(YorkPedia Editorial):- New York City, Jun 25, 2020 ( – Distinguished by his warm, compassionate, and skillful approach to eye care, Dr. Silva is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist with over two decades of experience. He is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment, both medical and surgical, of patients with glaucoma, cataract, and dry eye syndrome. 

Well established in his field, Dr. Silva has top expertise in all aspects of cataract and glaucoma surgery, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), glaucoma drainage implants, and premium IOL placement. He is in practice with Gentile Retina and the Shimmyo Group in New York City, New York, and in New York Vision Group in Brooklyn, New York. 

Striving for the best outcomes and the highest quality service, Dr. Silva and his team diagnose and treat a variety of vision related issues and eye diseases. These range from common symptoms to rare and serious eye conditions. Their mission is to provide the best care to every patient in a respectful and compassionate setting with a goal to restore eye health to get them back to living their life to the fullest.

Born and raised in Venezuela, Dr. Silva completed his medical studies, including a residency in ophthalmology at the Central University of Venezuela. Following residency, he performed advanced training in glaucoma at both the Venezuelan Association for the Advancement of Ophthalmology in Caracas and at the Glaucoma Centre of the Quinze-Vingts National Ophthalmology Hospital in Paris, France. While in Paris, he worked under the mentorship of Christophe Baudouin, a worldwide leader in glaucoma surgery and ocular surface disease, including dry eye syndrome. 

In Venezuela, Dr. Silva was President of the Venezuelan Glaucoma Society, and had a boutique ophthalmology practice for several years before relocating to the United States. During his transition in the United States, he completed a research and clinical glaucoma fellowship at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai under the mentorship of Robert Ritch.

Demonstrating his desire to practice at the top of his profession, the doctor remains an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the American Glaucoma Society, the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, the Venezuelan Society of Ophthalmology, the Venezuelan Glaucoma Society, the Ibero-American Glaucoma Society, and the World Glaucoma Association. He is also often invited to present at conferences and professional meetings worldwide.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.

Dr. Silva is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese, which allows him to serve efficiently in New York City, one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

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