Personal Profile

Name: Mahmoud Mohamed Soliman 
Date of birth: 14 September 1959
Nationality: Egyptian
Office Address: 13 Ahmed Abdel-Aziz Street, Agouza 12411, Cairo Egypt
  16 Sherif Street, Bab El-Louk, 11111, Cairo Egypt
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Telephone: +202 - 33472706 / 33924084 / 33058722


Egyptian High School Certificate - 1977

MB BCh. - 1983
Faculty of Medicine Cairo University
Excellent with Honours, rank 2nd on 1500 candidates

MSc. Ophthalmology - 1987
Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University

M.D. Ophthalmology - 1992
Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University

Clinical Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery - 1993
Mr. John Scott FRCOph
Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge, UK

Clinical Fellowship in Glaucoma and Ocular Inflammatory Disorders 1993-1994
Mr. Peter Watson FRCOph
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK


Working Experience

Intern in Medicine and Surgery
March 1994 - March 1995
Cairo University Hospitals

Resident in Ophthalmology
March 1995 - March 1988
Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University

Assistant Lecturer in Ophthalmology
September 1988 - September  1992
Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University

Clinical Fellow in Cataract Surgery
May - August 1990
Klinik Dardenne, Bonn, Germany

Lecturer in Ophthalmology
September 1992 - October 1997
Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University

Clinical Fellow in Ophthalmology
March 1993 - March 1994
Department of Ophthalmology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge UK

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
October 1997
Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University

Professor of Ophthalmology
August 2002 to date
Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University


Current Position

Professor of Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University

Attending Ophthalmic Surgeon
Department of Ophthalmology, New Kasr Al-Aini University Hospital

Attending Ophthalmic Surgeon
Laser and Diagnostic Unit, Cairo University Hospitals

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Dar Al Oyoun Eye Hospitals, Egypt

Chairman and CEO
Aswan Eye Center. Aswan, Egypt

Board Member

Egyptian Vitreoretinal Society. 2001 to date



MM Soliman and MM Soliman.  Macular hole with retinal detachment in Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy.  Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt 1992; 85:241-244

Mostafa S, Kinnawy B, Salem M, Soliman MM.  Endothelial cell changes in secondary intraocular lens implantation. Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt 1992; 85: 433-438

Soliman MM.  Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: A cause of macular holes with retinal detachments. Letters to the Journal,
Eye 1994; 8: 484-487

Bowman R, Hodgkins P, Soliman MM, Scott JD.  Retinal necrosis as a complication of cryopexy.  Letter to the journal,Eye 1994; 8: 600-601

Soliman MM.  Management of retained intraocular foreign bodies with traumatic cataract. Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt 1994; 87:919-925

Soliman MM, Al-Shiaty A, Zaazou S.  The role of localised scleral buckles in the management of primary retinal detachments. 
Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt
1995; 88:89-92

Zaazou S and Soliman MM.  Intraoperative 5FU in trabeculectomy for high-risk glaucoma. Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt 1995; 88:555-557

Soliman MM.  The Superior peripheral iridectomy in the prevention of pupillary block in aphakic silicone-filled eyes. Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt 1996; 89:197-199

Soliman MM and Scott JD.  Paediatric retinal detachment; Clinical features, management and visual outcome.  Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt 1996; 89:105-109

Goubran H, El Fatatry M, Yassin N, Gamal El-Din M, Soliman MM.  Coagulation and Fibrinolytic abnormalities I Behcet’s disease. 
The New Egyptian Journal of Medicine 1996; 14:146-150

Soliman MM.  Anterior capsular support for posterior chamber intraocular lenses. 
Cornea & Cataract 1996; 2: 11-15

Anis H, Gamil K, Abou-Steit M, Soliman MM.   Silicone oil tamponade in macular hole detachments.
Middle East Journal of Ophthalmology
1997; 5:24-27

Elwi H and Soliman MM.  The natural history of idiopathic premacular subhyaloid haemorrhage.Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt 1997;90.

Soliman MM and Elwi H.  Long-term results of Neodynium –Yag laser iridotomy in the management of acute angle closure glaucoma. 
Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt
1998; 91:521-524

Soliman MM, Osman L, Hassan N.  Optical Coherence Tomography in evaluating the nerve fibre layer following pan-retinal photocoagulation.
Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt
1999; 92:5-8

Sabry M, Gamal El-Din M, Yassin N, Soliman MM. Autonomic neuropathy types I and type II Diabetes
Mellitus and its relation to other diabetic complications. Kasr El-Aini Medical Journal 2000; 6:117-137

Soliman MM and Ali KG.  The potential role of Mitomycin – C in the management of proliferative vitreoretinopathy; A pilot study.
Bull Ophthalomol Soc Egy 2000:93(4):907-912

Soliman MM and Ali KG. Mitomycin C in the management of proliferative vitereoretinopathy,Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt, 2001:94 (4):653-658

Hosny H, Al-Hofy O, Anis H, Soliman MM.  Management of proliferative diabetic retinopathy in type I and type II Diabetes Mellitus. 
Bull Ophthalmol Soc Egypt 2000; 93, in press

Fathi A and Soliman MM.  Carticaine versus Xylocaine for peribulbar anaesthesia in catatarct surgery . J Cataract & Refract Surg 2002; 28: 33,513-516

Soliman MM  and Aki I.  Progressive opacification of hydrophylic Acrylic intraocular lenses.  J Egypt Soc Path: 2002;22(1),27-35

Macky Tamer A; Werner Liliana; Soliman Mahmoud M; Pandey Suresh K; Izak Andrea M; Apple David J
Opacification of two hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lenses 3 months after implantation. Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging: the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye 2003;34(3):197-202.

Soliman M, T.Macky, M.Samir. Comparative clinical trial of topical anesthetic agents
in cataract surgery*1, *2Lidocaine 2% gel, bupivacaine 0.5% drops, and benoxinate 0.4% drops.Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 2004;  30: 8,  1716-1720

Salama A, Adel G, Ibrahim N, Soliman M. Articaine epinephrine versus lidocaine epinephrine(with or without hyalurinidase)for periconal anesthesia in phacoemulsification surgery. A comparative study. Kasr El Aini Medical Journal, 2004;10 (5): 131-142

Epidemiology of diabetic retinopathy in Egypt: a hospital-based study. Macky TA, Khater N, Al-Zamil MA, El Fishawy H, Soliman MM.
Ophthalmic Res. 2011;45(2):73-8. Epub 2010 Aug 12.

Patency of superior ciliary sulcus in aphakic silicone oil-filled eyes: an ultrasound biomicroscopy study.Soliman MM, Macky TA.
Can J Ophthalmol. 2010 Feb;45(1):33-5.

Soliman M M; Macky Tamer A. Pattern of ocular trauma in Egypt. Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv für klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie 2008;246(2):205-12.



Tens of presentations in International Meetings in Egypt Europe and Asia

  • The 3rd Pan Arab Council of Ophthalmology.  1995, Marrakech, Morocco
  • The 4th Pan Arab Council of Ophthalmology, 1997, Amman, Jordan
  • The International Cataract Workshop on the Nile, 1997, Luxury, Egypt
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 1998, Nice, France
  • European Society of cataract and Refractive Surgery 1999, Vienna, Austria
  • Pan Arab and African Council of Ophthalmology, 1999, Cairo, Egypt
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2000, Brussels, Belgium
  • The Afro-Asian Congress of Ophthalmology, 2000Gaungzhou, China
  • European Vitreortinal Society 2004, 2005
  • APAO meeting. Malaysia 2006
  • Frankfurt Vitreoretinal symposium 2006, 2007
  • Vail Retina Meeting, 2007

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Egyptian Ophthalmologic Society
  • Member of the Egyptian Society of Cataract and Corneal Diseases
  • Member of the Egyptian Society of Ocular implants and Refractive Surgery
  • Member of the Egyptian Vitreoretinal Society
  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member of the European Vitreoretinal Society
  • Member of the American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Member of the Pan Arab & African Council of Ophthalmology