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Oculoplastic Testimonials

A happy oculoplastic patient from Silk Vision & Surgical Center One morning, I awoke to find the area around my eye was swollen, inflamed and painful. I sought help from my primary care provider who over the next 72 hours administered both oral and intramuscular antibiotics. The condition continued to worsen and my physician was unable to make a clear diagnosis. I was then referred to my ophthalmologist who immediately requested advice from Dr. Rajjoub, another ophthalmologist, specializing in oculofacial problems. Without hesitation and without having an appointment, she agreed to examine my eye. Following a comprehensive examination Dr. Rajjoub ordered a CT scan confirmation and later communicated the results to me in a phone conversation. Based on those results, I was admitted to Inova Fairfax Hospital and started IV antibiotic therapy. The following day I found the swelling and pain in and around my eye starting to diminish.

From my first conversation with Dr. Rajjoub I was confident in her abilities and that she would take care of me. She patiently listened to me, answered all of my questions and helped me understand the medical condition of my eye. She described treatment options based on her examination of my eye and test results. I trusted her decisions and recommendations and felt they were in my best interest.

Dr. Lamise Rajjoub is both kind and considerate. She is not only extremely intelligent but also extremely caring and comforting. She is a truly outstanding physician and I am very fortunate to be her patient. Without a doubt I would recommend her to my family and friends.

LASIK testimonial

LASIK Testimonials


Dr. Silk performed my LASIK about a week and a half ago. I have been seeing him for my eye care for a few months now, leading up to my LASIK and he has been wonderful. He has a great bedside manner and is a true, honest professional.

I would recommend him for LASIK and also for general ophthalmology any day.

Michael M-

When I made the decision to get LASIK, I began by reading reviews for local doctors. The number of 5-star reviews for Dr. Silk, and the fact that his office was able to schedule me for a visit immediately brought me in.

From the beginning, Dr. Silk was extremely meticulous about explaining the details of the procedure, and the benefits and risks. His pricing was very clear (no hidden fees or office visit copays) and better than other eye centers in the area.

I’d highly recommend Dr. Silk. He’s very professional, has a great staff, and puts a high priority on patient care and comfort.

Samantha Neuhalfen-

I don’t think I could be happier about my LASIK surgery with Dr. Silk. He is very informative and answers any questions or concerns that you have regarding your eyes and the LASIK procedure. I was very nervous about the surgery beforehand, but during the actual treatment Dr. Silk and the assistant kept me very calm and used really encouraging words, just telling me how well I was doing and exactly what steps were next. It was very hazy afterwards and there was some discomfort, but after sleeping for like 6 hours after the surgery, I woke up and had a huge smile on my face because I could see! Amazing results, I am very happy because I was very nearsighted. Make sure you take the prescribed drops and artificial tears, sometimes my eyes can get pretty dry. I am very satisfied! Thank you Silk Vision!

Nora Silk-

Dr. Silk performed my LASIK surgery a few weeks ago and since then I have been seeing 20/20 (or better) without glasses or contacts for the first time in over 20 years. Dr. Silk was very thorough with all the initial testing, provided a detailed explanation of the procedure (from beginning to end), and provided excellent after-care ensuring to answer all my questions (I had a lot). It is easy to get nervous, after all, it is your vision, but Dr. Silk’s professionalism and confidence in the procedure put me at ease. It is also nice to know that Dr. Silk continues to care for his own patients after the LASIK procedure rather than referring them elsewhere. It’s also worth noting that the office is clean and the staff is polite and receptive. I’m so excited to be seeing this well and couldn’t be happier with the overall experience.

Siriluk J. C.-

I wore glasses for 17 years and I decided to have LASIK surgery because I wanted to enjoy outdoor activities with my family without the hassle of wearing contact lenses. Two weeks ago I had my LASIK done with Dr. Silk and I was extremely happy with my result. My eye vision is now 20/15. Dr. Silk exceeded my expectations. He examined my eyes thoroughly before the LASIK procedure. He took his time to explain what I was to expect before, during and after the procedures. I was able to see clearly after a post-surgery nap. The next day, I found my eye vision to be perfect and I no longer need glasses or contact lenses anymore. The receptionist at his office is also very nice, polite and helpful. I am so glad that I had this surgery and that I chose Dr. Silk. Thank you, Dr. Silk and your staff; I recommend Dr. Silk to anyone interested in LASIK.

I was having trouble wearing contacts because of my dry eyes and didn’t want to wear glasses anymore. At this point I decided to have LASIK surgery. Dr. Silk helped treat my dry eyes first and then I had my LASIK surgery. My vision is great and I’m ecstatic with the results. I’m 20/20 and no longer have to worry about putting in contacts or wearing glasses. Dr. Silk really took his time and did a great job. I tell all my friends who are thinking about LASIK to definitely go visit Dr. Silk.

-Don S.

Mitzi Toney-

I had Lasik surgery with Dr. Silk just over a week ago. I’m so happy with the results! Having a personal doctor with his own office is so much better than going to one of the Lasik centers. Everything was laid out plain and simple. The process was straightforward and now I don’t need my glasses at all! I highly recommend Dr. Silk over other places because the service is personal- you are treated as an individual, not just the next patient. Dr. Silk and her nurse assistant made the surgery as pleasant as possible and talked me through the whole process. If you want Lasik, this is the place to go.


I recently had LASIK surgery with Dr. Silk as my surgeon. I can’t recommend him enough! I had lots of questions (after all, you only get two eyeballs and they don’t grow back) but he answered them all. Both his pre-surgical and after-care are very meticulous and professional. Two other LASIK centers had evaluated me for surgery (one for, one against) when I came to Dr. Silk. It was his thoroughness and insistence on details that led me to trust my eyes and vision to him, and I couldn’t be happier.

Randa K.-

Dr. Silk is very professional and an excellent eye surgeon. I went for a LASIK eye consultation and was immediately impressed with his thoroughness in evaluating my eyes and then every time I met up with him through to finishing the LASIK surgery. I am stunned that I can now see 20/20 without glasses and have no halos or glare issues. Other eye surgeries & issues are more his forte (he is fully trained in all aspects of the eye) but the care he took with my eyes indicates to me that he is methodical and truly cares about his patient’s vision. I would highly recommend Silk Vision.

Cataract Testimonials

Mrs. Ratovohery-

I would like to thank you for my successful cataract surgeries!My vision has improved tremendously and hope it will get better with time. Your skills and care have made my experience a lot less scary! Thanks again to you and your staff.

Ernie Moore-

Dr. Silk pulled no punches and prepared me for my procedure. It was just what I was told and it was totally painless. Finding Dr. Silk was the best thing that ever happened to me. I have the vision of a two year old and it is because of the great job of Dr. Silk and his staff. I salute you for a job well done.

Elizabeth Hellmann-

Dr. Silk and his fine staff have been treating me for several years and I have always been exceptionally pleased with the care and attention I’ve received. Recently, Dr. Silk performed cataract surgery on both my eyes (two weeks apart) and the results are thrilling! My eyes are still healing, but the improvement in my vision is nothing short of astounding. I can see well at all distances, no longer need to use a magnifying glass and reading glasses to see my computer, read, or pay my bills. My depth perception is normal. I can drive and clearly read all types of signs that are far away. I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Thank you, Dr. Silk, for giving me back my life.

Beth Rager-

When I was ready for cataract surgery my ophthalmologist referred me to Dr. Silk and I am so grateful that he did. I have been more than just satisfied with the care I have received, I have been truly impressed. I was treated well by everyone involved from the moment I called to make an appointment through the aftercare following surgery. Everyone is friendly, considerate, thorough, knowledgeable and professional. Various options were explained to me but I was never pressured to agree to any process or type of lens implant that may have been more profitable for the center. I was encouraged to do what I was comfortable with. I would recommend Silk Vision & Surgical Center to anyone considering eye surgery.

Holly Vaughn-

I had cataract surgery six weeks ago by Dr. Silk, and couldn’t be happier. I was very nervous prior to the procedure, the thought of someone getting near my eye with a knife was not comfortable, but Dr. Silk went over the entire process, including what I would or would not see and feel. That helped a great deal, and the surgery was a breeze. Really. I was very comfortable; there was no pain and Dr. Silk told me during the procedure what he was going to do and what sensation I would be feeling. I’m exceptionally pleased with my vision now as it’s clear and bright and crisp in the eye that had the cataract. Very easy healing process; the post-op instructions were easy to understand. I’d recommend Dr. Silk to anyone. Thanks for a no-stress experience!

Susan Theodoropoulos-

My ophthalmologist told me that my vision could no longer be corrected with glasses due to cataracts. He referred me to Dr. Silk. Dr Silk is very professional, courteous and thorough in the examination of my eyes. His office staff were also friendly and very easy to work with to schedule appointments, obtain information, etc. Dr. Silk removed the cataract from my eye and implanted a premium lens. I have worn glasses for 50 years and the new lens corrected my near and far vision. The change is phenomenal. I no longer wear glasses! I am excited to have the cataract removed from my other eye and of course, Dr. Silk will be the surgeon!

Kumaresan Sankaran-

I was recently diagnosed with Cataract and Surgery was done By Dr. Silk. When I met Dr. Silk on the first day at his office I was so impressed with his clinical Skill and the caution he expressed regarding mild inflammation in the eye I immediately agreed with his advice. His Postoperative care was highly commendable. I have no hesitation to attest for his service if someone needs that. He is a compassionate and skillful eye surgeon. I am thankful for the best services provided by other members of the office.

Yazgan Musannif-

Dr Silk was recommended by a local eye doctor for cataract surgery. It turned out to be a good recommendation. He is very professional and good in explaining what he will do what he has done and the next steps. He took his time in l understanding my history ( I previously I had two retina surgery in the eye that had cataract) . The choice of hospital for surgery was good as was the additional laser procedure. All in all I am very pleased with Dr Silk and would recommend him to my friends and acquaintances needing eye surgery.

Amanda Dudak-

I was diagnosed with cataracts that left me virtually blind this past July. I am only 26 and this was a complete shock as I had perfect vision until a few months before. Dr. Silk was able to get me in for cataract surgery by mid-September. I chose a multifocal lens which helps preserve more visual function than a traditional lens and would allow me to continue with medical school to graduate on time. He and his staff were great at accommodating my busy schedule as well as going over the various options for lens implants, costs and financing options to get me what I needed. I would highly recommend him.

Jacqui J.

My mother was having trouble seeing. I researched and found Dr. Silk. Let me say this, my mother is NOT a fan of doctors. But we found Dr. Silk caring, kind, & compassionate. My mother is not a native English speaker, but Dr. Silk explained everything carefully enough so that she understood and was comfortable and at ease. She even trusted him enough to undergo two cataract surgeries under his sure hands. She underwent both surgeries with the least amount of nervousness and was completely fearless for the second one! I felt he made my mother’s case (which was quite severe) a priority and his treatment of her was exceptional. I highly recommend his services.

Marilyn N.

recently had cataract surgery and Dr. Silk was my surgeon. I was very impressed with the staff in his office, the staff at VHC, and with Dr. Silk personally. In the office the staff was friendly, helpful, always greeted me in a professional, caring manner. They were very accommodating, when I got lost, the first time I visited, and was 45 minutes late. They were so nice and allowed me to keep my appointment, with only smiles and encouragement. Dr. Silk was very helpful explaining the procedure, answering all my questions, and taking any fears I had away. As a result of the surgery, I am amazed at the results. I felt as if a miracle had occurred when the patch over my eye was removed, and I could see. Everything was so bright and clear. I had no idea how poor my vision was until I was actually able to see. I would recommend Dr. Silk and his staff to anyone who has eye issues. The experience was painless and very rewarding.

Google User-

I recently had cataract surgery performed by Dr. Silk. The whole process was easy and efficient. Dr. Silk thoroughly explained the procedure, helped to schedule things with the surgical center and responded to my questions. The surgery and after-care were excellent. Dr. Silk is very skillful, competent and approachable. I highly recommend him for eye care and surgery.

A Google User

Dr. Silk was very thorough when it comes to examination and treatment. He always made me feel at ease and comfortable. On my first office visit, he knew what kind of treatment I needed. We really didn’t discuss any other option at that time because there was none for me. At the situation I was in, I knew surgery was the only way. As soon as the pre-certification was sent, I went right on it. I didn’t have second thoughts. I immediately put my trust on Dr. Silk, and I didn’t regret it. He helped me get my life back.

I had an excellent experience. What I like most about Dr. Silk is his bedside manner. For me, he’s got a very good one. He made me feel relaxed during and after my procedures. He came and visited me in the recovery room right after surgery to check on me, and made sure I was all right. A gesture (moral support) I needed during those times, especially I didn’t have anybody with me before and after my surgeries. Overall, I am very happy and satisfied with Dr. Silks’ expertise and excellent services. I have found an excellent ophthalmologist and I am very thankful for that. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

Other procedures Testimonials-

Tifford Tran-

Dr. Silk and Jessica Alvarado are wonderful people and absolutely great at what they do. I have a condition called Keratoconus and was referred over to Dr. Silk from Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Boutrose at the Northern Virginia Eye Center in order to receive surgery for both eyes. When I got there I was comforted by a very calming and soothing atmosphere which was further improved when I met Dr. Silk and Jessica. Within two to three appointments, Dr. Silk already knew the best options for my eyes and informed me of them. And instantly I was already scheduled for INTAC surgery for my right eye after some discussion. The surgery went very smoothly, and they used lasers for the incisions. I felt very comforted by the staff at the surgery as well, including Dr. Silk, and was in and out of the room within 30-40 minutes. There was nothing but comfort and efficiency during the surgery. I was supposed to go blind at one point in my life and Dr. Silk changed all of that with a simple procedure.

David Smercani-

After having to wear a hard contact in my left eye due to the condition of Keratoconus for 30 years, I was pleased with the results of the INTACS procedure that was performed by Doctor Silk in October 2014. I have gone from being legally blind to 20/40 in this eye, which would now allow me to pass an eye exam by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The best part of this procedure is that I NO LONGER have to wear a contact lens and have to only wear glasses to correct my vision problems. I hated having to wear the contact lens from day one. I just found wearing it to be a general nuisance, while other people like contacts, I do not and would rather wear glasses. It is great to have such an improvement to my left eye that wearing glasses will correct my vision in both eyes and thanks to the INTACS procedure done in my left eye, this has been accomplished.

Scarlett Francis-

I had a weekend emergency with my right eye. I had gotten some debris that had been implanted in my cornea. Early Saturday morning, Dr. Silk had agreed to me meet at his office off hours and he removed the debris. I am very grateful that he came into the office on the weekend to take care of my eye emergency. I was in his office for a few minutes and he removed the debris. I highly recommend Dr. Silk!

Tammy Lucas-

My regular ophthalmologist referred me to Dr. Silk for a bacterial infection that caused a severe corneal erosion. Three other doctors had told me I would lose the sight in that eye. My eye looked like a rotten tomato when I came to him. Dr. Silk not only saved the sight in that eye, I have very minimal scarring. He is not only a fantastically skilled doctor; he explained everything about the treatment so I could, even in my frantic state, easily understand it. He even met me in his office on a Saturday and Sunday during the treatment regime because he wanted to closely monitor the situation and didn’t want it to wait until Monday when the offices reopened. He was kind, compassionate, and caring.

Yulia Lopardina-

First of all, although it’s not a walk-in type clinic and the office was full I was admitted on an emergency basis and was offered to wait. It took me just 20 min (!!!) before the Dr.Silk helped me. Second, while waiting in the lobby I noticed how busy the front desk lady was: she had to respond to non-stop phone calls (2 lines) and greet the patients and process their paperwork. She was incredibly polite and EFFICIENT. Third, Dr.Silk is a very nice person and my case (foreign body stuck in the eye) took us 5 min from Hi to Bye including thorough examination and the foreign body removal. So I am sure none of awaiting patients cursed me =)For the first time in the last 2.5 years living in VA I was happy to pay co-pay since that was an extremely EFFICIENT visit!

Michael Blackwell-

I recently completed a cross-linking course of treatment as a study participant under Dr. Silk’s care. The treatment itself was exactly as expected from my own research and made a definite improvement in the vision of the affected eye. Dr. Silk and his staff are very helpful and professional. The cross-linking procedure for my Keratoconus has given me options for further corrective eye procedures that were not previously recommended for my situation. I recommend Dr. Silk’s office to anyone looking to do cross-linking in the future.

Emily Goodall-

Dr. Silk is very thorough and professional. We were referred from an urgent care center and he was able to see us the same day. He explained everything he was doing and why and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the care he provided.

Kim Kasmeier-

I was referred to Dr. Silk by my regular optometrist when I recently lost the vision in my left eye due to a severe contact lens scratch to my cornea. Dr. Silk prescribed a combination of medications that started my vision restoration within a week, and I’m continuing to recover. I’ve never waited for more than 5 to 7 minutes to be seen by Dr. Silk, once I arrive for my appointment; he’s very time-efficient, so visits to his office don’t negatively impact my busy day! I highly recommend!

Abia A.

Great Doctor! He makes you feel comfortable and explains things to you! The girls at the front desk are super nice! I recommend Dr. Silk to anyone!

Jan Mulvaney, Ph.D

I was referred to Dr. Silk by my optometrist when my eye was at a crisis point! Dr. Silk and his office manager, Nicole, were immediately responsive to my situation and provided medical advice and emotional support. I was impressed (and greatly relieved) when Dr. Silk went the “extra mile” by providing me with his cell phone number, which I did need to use on Thanksgiving Day. Again, Dr. Silk was immediately responsive providing a connection with a backup physician who saw me within two hours on a holiday! Because my health is impacted by being on chemotherapy for breast cancer, Dr. Silk coordinated with my oncologist to address any complicating considerations and to ensure the pending surgery for a cornea transplant was scheduled at the best possible time between treatments. Prior to the surgery, Dr. Silk was very sensitive to selecting the best possible tissue from the cornea bank. In his follow-up to the surgery, he has been very accessible and supportive. I have appreciated his thoroughness, thoughtful decision-making and sensitive approach to my individual and unique situation. In addition, the attitude of caring and concern exhibited by the office manager has also contributed to a very positive feeling throughout this journey. I recommend Dr. Silk without reservation.

Dear Dr. Silk,

It has been my good fortune to have been referenced to your care for my recent cataract operation. As you know, I had a large cataract in my left eye that seriously impaired my vision. Being unable to distinguish colors to perfection was my main concern since I have been an artist for over 50 years and a certified teaching in the fine art of China Painting since the 1970’s.

You performed the surgery on my left eye on March 18, 2008, at the Inova Surgical Center. Your operating technique was totally painless and was performed with the ultimate care and sensitivity. Throughout the surgery, you kept me informed of your profess and reassured me at every step of the procedure. Also to be commended are the staff at the Inova Surgical Center. This team was very professional and excelled in making me feel secure and comfortable before, during, and after my surgery.

Beginning the day after surgery, your post-operative care has been outstanding. You have been most helpful in assessing my recovery progress. You have also been a candid and honest advisor on the macular degeneration that also affects my left eye. Unlike many doctors who would immediately recommend proceeding with surgery on my right eye to remove the cataract there, you suggested a re-evaluation of my condition in December 2008 to determine if further action is required and would be beneficial. Given the positive progress since the procedure on my left eye, you have provided me with a proper eyeglass prescription that I have been able to fill at an eyeglass center close to my home.

Also, I would like to recognize and thank Nicole, your Office Manager, for her graciousness. At every visit, she has made me feel at home. She has been very congenial and ensures that my appointments are planned to suit my needs. She also follows-up with me the day prior to my appointments to ensure that I am still able to attend each scheduled visit.

To anyone seeking expert vision care, especially people that require complex eye surgery of any kind, I highly recommend Dr. Silk and the Silk Vision Center. I can personally assure you that his knowledge, his surgical abilities, and his pre and post-operative care are all outstanding. His techniques are state of the art and his willingness to provide candid feedback and advice will ensure your satisfaction. He has met and exceeded my every expectation. I’m sure he will do the same for you!

Sincerely Yours,
Laura Jean Andrews

The front office staff were very professional and pleasant. The office was very professional and decorated very lovely. Dr. Silk explained the entire procedure and even talked with my son about the procedure and my concerns as well. Dr. Silk was very helpful and very attentive during the procedure and especially after the procedure.

I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for the fantastic improvement in vision obtained as a result of my recent cataract surgery. Prior to surgery, my vision was severely limited even with eyeglasses. After the surgery, I no longer require glasses for daily activities and can see better than I have for many years. I had worm eyeglasses since high school.

Your staff and the staff of the Fairfax Surgical Center were excellent during the course of my treatment and surgery. I could not have asked for better results.

Lance D. Gardner

The surgery was about what I expected but the results were beyond belief. So much involved in so little time. Excellent job

I had been told by two other doctors that I would lose the use of my eye as a result of an infection. Dr. Silk was able to save most of my vision and was, in my opinion, a real miracle worker. I never thought I would ever be able to see anything and he was able to save a considerable amount of my vision. He also explained everything to me in terms I could understand. He was patient and very caring. He followed up with me over the weekend and met me in the office on his day off because of his commitment to my health.

Thank you!
Tammy Lucas

Dr. Silk was very thorough when it comes to examination and treatment. He always made me feel at ease and comfortable. On my first office visit, he knew what kind of treatment I needed. We really didn’t discuss any other option at that time because there was none for me. At the situation I was in, I knew surgery was the only way. As soon as the pre-certification was sent, I went right on it. I didn’t have second thoughts. I immediately put my trust on Dr. Silk, and I didn’t regret it. He helped me get my life back.

I had an excellent experience. What I like most about Dr. Silk is his bedside manner. For me, he’s got a very good one. He made me feel relaxed during and after my procedures. He came and visited me in the recovery room right after surgery to check on me, and made sure I was all right. A gesture (moral support) I needed during those times, especially I didn’t have anybody with me before and after my surgeries. Overall, I am very happy and satisfied with Dr. Silks’ expertise and excellent services. I have found an excellent ophthalmologist and I am very thankful for that. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

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