Dr. Luis Silva is a consulting ophthalmologist for NY Vision Group with more than 15 years of experience. He has deep expertise in both the medical and surgical aspects of cataract and glaucoma surgery, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), glaucoma drainage implants, and premium IOL placement.
Of Venezuelan/Spanish descent, Dr. Silva completed his medical studies, including a residency in Ophthalmology, at the Central University of Venezuela. Following residency, he undertook advanced training in glaucoma at both the Venezuelan Association for the Advancement of Ophthalmology (AVAO) in Caracas and at the Glaucoma Centre of the Quinze-Vingts National Ophthalmology Hospital in Paris, France. 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 to the US, he completed a research and clinical glaucoma fellowship at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Ritch.
Dr. Silva is 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 fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.