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Dr. Ronald Gentile

Dr. Deep Parikh

Dr. Luis Silva

Dr. Vincent Reppucci

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Dr. Ronald Gentile

Ronald C. Gentile MD, FACS, FASRS is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology affiliated with NYU Langone Health, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI), and SUNY School of Optometry in NYC. He also has affiliations on Long Island with NYU Winthrop University Hospital and NYU Long Island School of Medicine. Dr. Gentile dedicates his time to clinical ophthalmic care, surgery, research, teaching, and humanitarian work. He is a retinal specialist and surgeon with expertise in diabetic eye disease, macular diseases, retinal detachments and ocular trauma.

Dr. Gentile was born in Midwood Brooklyn and grew up in Jamaica, Queens, graduating from Saint Francis Preparatory School. He was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the School of Medicine at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, graduating number one in his class. He completed his internship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and his ophthalmology residency at the NYEEI. He performed his Retina Fellowship at the prestigious Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan. Following fellowship, he was recruited back to NYC were he quickly rose through the ranks from assistant professor to full professor within 12 years, becoming one of the most productive faculty members and sought after teachers of retinal surgery.

Dr. Gentile has been consistently listed as one of Best Doctors in New York (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.) and New York Super Doctors®, recommended by his peers. He has received dozens of awards and honors including the Richard T. Troutman, MD, Award in Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award, the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) Honor Award, and the Man of Distinction Award from the Society of Pozzallo, just to name a few. He has been and continues to be a principle investigator for many trials, devoted to scientific research. Some of these trials have resulted in the newest therapies used today that save the vision of thousands of patients worldwide. He has over a hundred publications, with many published in peer-review journals describing pathophysiological concepts, novel surgical techniques, and diagnostic tests for ocular diseases, helping him remain on the cutting edge while advancing his field. Dr. Gentile has consistently appeared in the media and press, on radio shows, and television. These include the New Yorker Magazine, New York Times, Daily News, Italian Tribune, Cooper and Anthony show, PIX 11 news, and the daytime Emmy Award winning talk show, the Doctors.

Dr. Gentile serves as a reviewer for many scientific ophthalmic journals and is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Macula Society, and the New York Ophthalmological Society. He is past president of the New York Academy of Medicine, Ophthalmology Section and continues to be active within organized medicine. He has been a mentor to hundreds of young doctors, premed students, ophthalmologists, and optometrists, who he has helped train on both the art and science of medicine, surgery and eye care. He has been involved in leading humanitarian missions to Africa, Asia, and Latin America and is founding member of Operation Restore Sight, a humanitarian organization that leads international eye care missions to restore vision to the poor and train local eye care physicians in underserved communities throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Deep Parikh, MD

Dr. Deep ParikhDeep Parikh, MD is a Harvard fellowship trained and board certified Ophthalmologist specializing in all aspects of eye care with advanced subspecialty training in the use of retinal lasers and injections, treatment of uveitis, diabetic eye care screening, and telemedicine. Even though he is trained to deal with some of the most complex eye conditions, Dr. Parikh gets much satisfaction in caring for all patients requiring comprehensive eye care including dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, and blurry vision.

After graduating from Stuyvesant High School, Dr. Parikh graduated at the top of his class at the Honors B.A. and M.D. program at Brooklyn College and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. He completed his internship and Ophthalmology residency training at Hofstra-Northwell Health System (formerly North Shore-LIJ).

Dr. Parikh went on to complete additional subspecialty training with a fellowship in Uveitis with Dr. C. Michael Samson at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital followed by a second fellowship in Medical Retina at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital. He is one of a select few doctors in the country having trained in both uveitis and retinal disease.

Dr. Parikh’s areas of expertise include the latest advances in the use of intravitreal and periocular eye injections and retinal lasers for the treatment of age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, central serous chorioretinopathy, myopic degeneration and in the use of systemic immunomodulatory therapy for the treatment of uveitis and ocular inflammation.

Dr. Parikh is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the American Uveitis Society. Dr. Parikh has published his research and has presented at multiple national meetings including the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Parikh continues to devote his time to educating the next generation of doctors and teaches medical students and resident physicians at the NYU Langone Long Island School of Medicine and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

Dr. Parikh speaks English, Gujarati, Hindi, and intermediate Spanish.

Luis O. Silva, MD

Dr. Luis Silva is an ophthalmologist with more than 15 years of experience in his field. He is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment, both medical and surgical, of patients with glaucoma, cataract and dry eye syndrome. He is well established in his field and has top expertise in all aspects of cataract and glaucoma surgery, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), glaucoma drainage implants, and premium IOL placement. Dr. Silva is often invited to present at conferences and professional meetings worldwide.

Dr. Silva was born and raised in Venezuela, where he completed his medical studies, including a residency in Ophthalmology at Central University of Venezuela. Following residency he performed 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. 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 US 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.

Dr. Silva is distinguished by his warm, compassionate and skillful approach to eye care. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese, that allows him to serve efficiently in New York City, one of the most multicultural cities in the world. He 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.

Vincent Reppucci, MD

Vincent-Reppucci-MDVincent Reppucci MD is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous, and macula. He has over 30 years experience in diagnosing and treating vitreoretinal diseases, ranging from the most common to extremely complex. Dr. Reppucci is a senior attending at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and also at Mount Sinai West with privileges at Danbury Hospital. He has been on the full-time faculty at both Cornell and Columbia Universities and has trained generations of ophthalmology residents and vitreoretinal surgeons.

Growing up in the Bronx, Dr. Reppucci attended Cardinal Spellman High School, and received a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University before attending the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He performed his ophthalmology residency at Columbia Univeristy, Harkness Eye Institute, and his Vitreoretinal fellowship at New York Hospital-Cornell Medcial Center under the guidance of D. Jackson Coleman, Stanley Chang and the late Dr. Harvey Lincoff; well recognized giants in the field of retina.

Dr. Vincent Reppucci’s specific areas of interest include diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, macular pucker, recurrent retinal detachments, and complex retinal surgery. He commonly performs second opinions for other ophthalmologists and retinal specialists with proficiency in dealing with some of the most difficult and complicated cases.

Dr Reppucci has published numerous articles and for over 25 years has been sought out and invited as a lecturer thoughout the United States and Europe to present vitreosurgical techniques. He is an original Charter Inductee member of the Retina Hall of Fame, founded in 2016, and since 1994 has been voted by his peers to be included in every edition of Best Doctors in New York (Castle and Connelly) and more recently Super Doctor’s. He is a member of the American Society of Retinal Surgeons with Senior Honor Status and the Retina Society.


Eye Talk Radio (ETR) is “The Doctors” meets “Car Talk”. ETR is the first radio show/web series all about eyes and vision. It is the reinvention of the episodic medical web series hosted by Drs. Ron and Jon, leaders in the field of ophthalmology. The traditional doctor talk show, with it’s bland content, narrow subject matter, and lack of wit and personality, has run it’s course. Ron and Jon bring a new approach with their provocative and unique perspective on patient education. They have an unyielding passion to teach, help, and have fun. ETR offers viewers a chance to learn about the serious, interesting, and fascinating subject of vision, in a simple and light hearted way.

ETR will appeal to listeners/viewers with, and without eye issues, as the show’s approach is distinctively different from other medical shows. The Doctors will share their expert knowledge on vision and eye care in a brand new way ranging from the Allergic Eye to ZigZag Vision. Example topics include “The Visually Impaired Art Collector”, “Do Blind See when they Dream?”, “Women with Super Color Perception”, and Zero Gravity and the Eye. ETR will also showcase the doctors deep commitment to saving vision around the world, and each show will have a philanthropic component that will bring the world closer together through vision.

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Dr. Gentile is Founding Member of Operation Restore Sight (ORS), an early stage humanitarian organization currently under the auspices of Dooley Intermed International and the Volunteer Health Program. Operation Restore Sight is unique, and can be differentiated from most other eye care teams by the vast scope of sub-specialty eye care they provide and their ability to transfer skills and knowledge to the local eye care physicians. ORSs mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness in areas of need throughout the world and provide sight-restoring surgical training to eye care professionals in the USA and abroad. In addition, ORS has the ability to research and develop new methods to treat blindness and restore sight. Our Hope is to substantially improve the lives of individuals who are visually impaired or going blind, especially those without access to quality eye care who have nowhere else to turn. Our Dream is to provide state-of-the-art eye care and ophthalmic training worldwide at no cost to the patient or host country.

Dr. Aljian examining a child with eye trauma

Mother with child awaiting sight restoring surgery
Dr. Gentile operating to repair the retina