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Allen Omid Eghrari, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Male  | Languages: English, Persian, Spanish

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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes



Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5490

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Bel Air

Appointment Phone: 410-893-0480

620 Boulton Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 map


Cataracts, Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease, Ebola-associated eye disease, Ophthalmology , Refractive Surgery

Research Interests

Ebola Virus Disease; Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy; Cataract Surgery


Allen O. Eghrari, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute and a specialist in cornea, cataract and external eye diseases. He treats a wide range of eye conditions, with special interest in Ebola-associated eye disease, Fuchs Dystrophy, cataract surgery and corneal transplantation. He performs refractive surgery, including LASIK, PRK, and implantable collamer lenses (ICL). 

Dr. Eghrari received his M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. He completed subspecialty fellowship training in cornea, cataract and external diseases at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Eghrari received the prestigious Claes Dohlman Society Award, given annually to a single cornea fellow worldwide for academic, surgical and research excellence. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Social Innovation Lab, an incubator for projects facilitating social change in local and global communities. more

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    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / MD (2009)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Ophthalmology (2013)


    • Pending/Scheduled / Ophthalmology
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Selected Articles:

    Eghrari AO, McGlumphy EJ, Iliff BW, Wang J, Emmert D, Riazuddin SA, Katsanis N, Gottsch JD. Prevalence and severity of Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy in Tangier Island. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jun;153(6):1067-72.

    Eghrari AO, Gottsch JD. Fuchs' corneal dystrophy. Expert Rev Ophthalmol. 2010 Apr;5(2):147-159.

    Meadows DN,* Eghrari AO,* Riazuddin SA, Emmert DG, Katsanis N, Gottsch JD. Progression of Fuchs corneal dystrophy in a family linked to the FCD1 locus. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Dec;50(12):5662-6. (*Equal contributors)

    Eghrari AO, Rivers R, Alkharashi M, Rajaii FP, Nyhan D, Sikder S. Cataract surgery in patients with left ventricular assist device support. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2014 Apr;40(4):675-8.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • A. Edward Maumenee Research Grant Award
    • Aliki Perroti Scholar, Wilmer Eye Institute
    • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Public Engagement, University of Illinois
    • Claes Dohlman Society Fellowship Award
    • Dean's Predoctoral Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy Research Grant Award
    • Mitchell Research¬†Prize, Wilmer Eye Institute
    • Robert P. Larsen Award in Human Development
    • Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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