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Dr. M. Wesam Silk, MD

Cornea & External Diseases Specialist, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Welcome to Silk Vision and Surgical Center where our goal is to provide outstanding eye care to the Washington DC area. Dr. Silk and our friendly staff strive to combine the latest technology in medical and surgical eye care with a compassionate spirit for all our patients. www.silkvision.net Dr. Silk is an American Board Certified Ophthalmologist. He received his medical degree as well as completed his internship from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, WV. He then completed his Ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Virginia/ Virginia Commonwealth University and a Cornea/ External Disease/Refractive surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh which is listed as one of America’s top hospitals by US News and World Report. Throughout Dr. Silk’s career he has been devoted to ophthalmic research. He was a clinical research fellow at the National Eye Institute and has given many lectures at the local and national level. A committed teacher, Dr. Silk served as an Assistant Professor and Director of Medical Student Education at George Washington University before entering private practice and also has traveled internationally to teach and provide charity medical services. A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and is a specialist in cornea transplantation, refractive, cataract surgery and external eye diseases. He welcomes new patients for specialty and general ophthalmology care.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Marshall University (Residency)
  • Medical School - Marshall University
  • University of Pittsburgh (Fellowship)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Cornea Society

Awards and publications

  • COMPARIBITY OF OCULAR SURFACE STAINING BY LISSAMINE GREEN SOLUTION IN DRY EYE PATIENTS. (A. Kuo, A. Soni, W. Silk, J. Szatkiewicz, G. Foulks) 2004 Association of Research and Vision in Ophthalmology Poster Presentation
  • Honored for Having 100% of my LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision during my Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh 2004
  • CLINICAL RESPONSE OF MRSA AND MRSE INFECTIOUS KERATITIS TO CONVENTIONAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY. (W. Silk MD, F. Mah MD) 2004 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Paper Presentation, 2005 George Washington - Univ. Dept. of Ophthalmology Research Day
  • ASSESMENT OF RESIDENT SKILLS IN PHACOEMULSIFICATION SURGERY - B. Feldman, J. Tsong, C. Geist, W. Silk, S. Grewal - American Society of Cataract and Refractive - Surgery Paper Presentation 2006
  • Most Outstanding Research Presentation - Medical College of Virginia - Resident Research Day Spring 2003

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Languages spoken

  • Gujarati
  • English
  • Arabic

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1225124464

Office locations

Silk Vision

3301 Woodburn Rd, Suite 308

Annandale, VA 22003

Silk Vision

5130 Duke Street, Suite 9

Alexandria, VA 22304

Silk Vision

1715 N. George Mason Drive, 406

Arlington, VA 22205

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It was an initial new patient consult for cataract surgery so the jury is still out but Dr. Silk was very open about the surgical risks and what my lens implant options with his recommendations for me. Dr. Silk was veryprofessional and had a relaxed manner that made him easy to talk to about the procedure.
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excellent Dr.!
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Gave me more information than any place else. Very thorough. Had confidence that he knows what he is talking about.
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Very pleasant visit!
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excellent Dr.
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Dr Silk saw me on an urgent basis for flashers/floaters. He was very thorough in explaining the cause and ruling out any serious issues.
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Extremely professional to the finest degree !
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Very professional Dr and staff was helpful and friendly .
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Dr. Silk was very professional and in my opinion, very thorough. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
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First time visit, was able to been seen the same day. Friendly receptionist and I think I was seen by the doc even BEFORE my scheduled appointment time--which never happens!
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Had difficulty understanding the receptionist.
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It was very good expeerience
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Great doc
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My visit went great. He spent the time needed to help and was very professional and friendly
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Dr.Wesam Silk is very professional treats his customer with respect and dignity. And it is realy good to have Dr's like him to be around pt's.
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I did not like the way he treated me. I think he was very impersonal and he did not perform in my opinion a full exam of my eyes. It felt like he was doing a systematic procedure and he was not dealing with another human being.
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Did not like how he treated me. I did not felt that he really cared about my eye health and about examine my eyes health completely and really putting an effort to tackle any issues I might have. I am notseeing well while reading but he did not noticed because he did not ask me anything about it neither tested my vision for possible anomalies.
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Although there was a 40 minute wait for my appoinment. Dr. Silk apologized profusely explaining that he had 2 emergencies earlier in the day. This was my first visit and I was completely satisfied with his thoroughness and considered recommendations.
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I really like this Doctor...He was friendly, compassionate and did a wonderful job. I highly recommend him!
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I had read a negative feedback for this doctor and I was hesitant about using him. What a surprise he was wonderful. Dr. Silk is a down to earth guy. He was friendly and professional at the same time! He tookhis time and the exam was unrushed and thorough ! He took time to make sure I was comfortable and explained everything in detail. I highly recommend him to everyone.
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Wonderful. Thanks for your excellent services.
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I didn't feel like I was treated like an important patient, like all patients should. I felt somewhat dismissed by the doctor and that my condition while not dire, was not taken seriously to them. I was given no relief formy eye. After all of this, I still have pain.
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