Dr. Mohammed is fortunate to have been able to translate his lifelong interest in science and medicine into a career that allows him to make a difference in the lives of his patients. He is an ethical, compassionate physician who combines state-of-the-art training and technology with a caring attitude. Dr. Mohammed enjoys the variety and challenge of a comprehensive ophthalmology practice. His area of emphasis is cataract surgery. He employs modern surgical techniques, including the use of topical anesthesia (“no injection”) and small incision size (“no stitch”) surgeries, and also offers the implantation of new-technology intraocular lens implants for the correction of astigmatism (blurring cause by the shape of the cornea) and presbyopia (poor vision in the reading/computer range) in applicable patients.
He also has expertise in the the medical and laser treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Mohammed is board-certified in Ophthalmology by the American
Board of Ophthalmology.
After matriculating at Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Summa cum laude), Dr. Mohammed completed his medical training and received his Medical Doctorate from the historic Medical College of Virginia. After a one year internship, he then went on to complete a three year residency in ophthalmology at the same institution. For the final phase of his formal training, Dr.Mohammed was accepted into and completed a year-long fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Scheie Eye Institute.
Dr. Mohammed was born and raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has also practiced in Washington state and Nevada. After a brief return to the humidity and snow of his native Maryland, he is very happy to have returned to the sunny southwest and is proud to call New Mexico his home. He enjoys travel, fine dining, the study of ancient and military history, swimming, and exploring the outdoors with his wife.
Born in Chicago, Illinois Neal attended the University of Illinois for his undergraduate and medical education and then moved to San Diego, California for his internship, one year of a Family Medicine residency, then worked as a General Practitioner in the community clinic system of San Diego for three years. Neal returned to Chicago to complete his Ophthalmology residency at Michael Reese Hospital and in 1986 moved to Silver City, New Mexico to join Drs Roberts Sexton and Jack Moody in Silver City Ophthalmology Associates. Neal worked there along with various partners and employee associates (including Dr. Edward Hernandez from 2006-2008) until 2009 when he closed that practice and traded hats with Dr. Hernandez and became his employee associate. Neal still lives in Silver City, and commuted to Las Cruces to work as a Medical Ophthalmologist one or two days per week, only seeing patients in the office and not performing surgeries.
Neal also has a very small psychotherapy practice in Silver City, having been trained in Gestalt Psychotherapy at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and travels to Peru regularly where he assists a Peruvian Ophthalmologist in a medical missionary organization.
Neal is married to Vicky Allen who works as a psychotherapist and Reiki Master in Silver City, and has a daughter, Abbey, who is finish her social work undergraduate degree at NMSU and is a drummer in a heavy metal band.