Dr. Tarek Soliman Aboutable

Consultant Ophthalmologist




• Local difficult pathology of severe diabetic eye complications by laser, intraocular injections and suture-less vitrectomy under local anaesthesia on the day surgery unit.
• Retinal detachment.
• Suture-less cataract surgery by phacoemulsification and implantation of intraocular lens including multifocal lenses under topical anaesthesia.
• Regular retinal screening for diabetic patients.
• General ophthalmology diseases


Arabic and English

about the doctor

Head of the Ophthalmology Department – Almana Hospital, Dammam, KSA.

Former consultant in Liverpool Royal Hospital (UK); the Devon and Exeter Hospital (UK); University Hospital (Prague) and the Eye Specialist Hospital (KSA).

Special interests include vitreoretinal surgery, diabetic eye diseases and cataract surgery.

Dr. Tarek graduated with honors from 1st. Faculty of Medicine Charles University in Prague in 1999 when he started his residency and fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery in the University Hospital in Prague. In 2005 Dr. Tarek achieved his Ph.D from Charles University in Diabetic Retinopathy and in which he has internationally published research papers.

Additionally, Dr. Tarek attended training in Moorefields Eye Hospital (UK) and completed his Vitreoretinal Fellowship in King’s College Hospital (London) in 2007. He has worked as a consultant in Liverpool Royal Hospital (UK) and Devon and Exeter Hospital (UK).

In 2007, Dr. Tarek was the first Czech qualified ophthalmology consultant to achieve the prestigious exam of the European Board of Ophthalmology in Paris, and was honoured by the Czech Ophthalmic Society.

Since 2009 Dr. Tarek is working as a vitreoretinal consultant in the Eastern Region of KSA, and in Bahrain.


  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship from King's College Hospital - London
  • European Board of Ophthalmology - Paris
  • Ph.D. in Diabetic Retinopathy - Prague
  • MD - Charles University - Prague

Qualified, skillful and professional