Abraham (Avi) Solomon is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Department of Ophthalmology at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. He was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and completed his MD degree at the University of Tel-Aviv School of Medicine. He performed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Department of Ophthalmology at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center (1992-1997), followed by a fellowship in Cornea and External Eye Disease at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, in Miami Florida (1998-2001). Prof. Solomon has published 90 articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals.
Prof. Solomon is currently the Head of the Cornea Service at the Department of Ophthalmology at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. He served as the Chairman of the Department of Optometry, Hadassah College Jerusalem (2003-2007); the head of the Teaching Program in Ophthalmology, the Hadassah-Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine (2007-2010); Chairman of the Israeli Cornea Society (2010-2012); Chairman of the Israeli Society for Vision and Eye Research (ISVER), which is an ARVO chapter affiliate (2012-2015). He is currently the Chairman of the Israeli Refractive Surgery Society (since 2016).
Prof. Solomon’s main clinical expertise is in the area of Cornea and External Eye Diseases and Refractive Surgery. He performs refractive laser surgery, corneal transplantations, limbal transplantation, pterygium surgery, corneal cross linking for keratoconus, and ocular surface reconstruction procedures. His main clinical and basic research interests are in the areas of ocular surface diseases, dry eyes, keratoconus, pterygium, limbal stem cell deficiency, ocular surface inflammation and anti-inflammatory drug research, ocular allergic eye diseases and topical anti-allergic drug research.