Dr El-Hilali is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Cairo University and also is currently the Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Children’s Hospital in Egypt. She earned her medical degree from Cairo University and began her career there serving first as an Assistant Lecturer in the university’s Faculty of Medicine. In 1996, she went to Canada to complete her fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology at McGill University. Her interests lie in pediatric cataract surgery, pediatric glaucoma surgery, strabismus surgery and retinopathy of prematurity.