Dr. Silani is therapeutically board certified in the detection and treatment of eye disease. He graduated from Western University College of Optometry (WUCO), with an emphasis in ocular disease, optometric rehabilitation and Neuro-optometry. His undergraduate studies were completed at the University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a background in psychology, sociology, and pre-optometry.
His collegiate career was highlighted with various awards and recognitions, including the title Clinician of the Year for outstanding patient care, the WUCO Class Scholarship, honored on the Dean’s List for academic excellence and inducted to the International Honors Society, Beta Sigma Kappa.
At Western University, Dr. Silani was appointed the leadership position of Alumni Representative for three consecutive years and, in 2011, became a Student Fellow of the nationally recognized American Academy of Optometry. While completing his studies, he worked on research with the world-renown vision scientist, Christopher Chase, PhD, to delve deeper into the function of accommodation and related visual structures.
During his externship rotations, Dr. Silani trained under Harvard graduate Dr. Angela Nahl, providing medical eye care and assisting in surgical procedures at La Jolla LASIK Institute. He further developed his skills with stroke patients and traumatic brain injury patients with Dr. Carl Garbus, the President of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association in Valencia as well as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Most recently, Dr. Silani worked with the outstanding Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group – a team that specialize in treatment of the retina, vitreous and macula and are deeply involved with cutting-edge technology, such as Implantable Miniature Telescopes to improve sight in Age-related Macular Degeneration patients.