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Allen Omid Eghrari, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

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  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes

  • Wilmer Eye Institute


Cataracts, Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Research Interests

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, cataracts and external eye diseases. He treats a wide range of eye conditions, with special interest in 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.


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  • Education +


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


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


    • Ophthalmology, American Board of 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 +


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

    Ophthalmologist Allen Eghrari specializes in corneal disorders, cataracts, external eye diseases and laser vision correction. Visit

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5214
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5490
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    Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Bel Air
    620 Boulton Street
    Bel Air, MD 21014
    Appointment Phone: 410-893-0480


    • Ophthalmology - Cornea and Anterior Segment

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