Dr. Solmaz Abdolrahimzadeh obtained her medical degree in 1989 and qualified as an ophthalmologist in 1994 from the University of Rome “Sapeinza”. She is currently consultant in ophthalmology at the Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy. She is responsible for the medical retina unit of the ophthalmology section since 2007 and carries out clinical activity particularly with regard to the management of age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion. She is lecturer at the school of specialization in ophthalmology at the University of Rome “Sapienza” and actively participates in the training of residents and as tutor for final thesis presentations. She is an active clinical researcher and is involved in various trials and research projects. She is primary investigator in a number of research projects in medical retina involving optical coherence tomography. She has published over 60 articles in international peer reviewed ophthalmology journals. She has a particular interest in retinal and choroidal alterations in rare diseases and has extensively published in this field and is co-author of a full text book on the ocular features in neuro-ocular-cutaneous diseases. She was awarded a PhD from the University of Kent, UK, for her work in ” The role of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in retinal and choroidal pathology with a focus on intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy”. She is editorial board member of a number of journals in ophthalmology and serves as reviewer for numerous high impact journals.
Her research interests are in medical retina, imaging of the choroid and retina, age related macular degeneration and antivascular endothelial growth factor therapy, diabetic retinopathy, cystoid macular oedema, and the phakomatoses. Over her career she has matured wider interests including research of the anterior segment, and cataract and refractive surgery.