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Allen Omid Eghrari, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology


Languages: English, Persian, Spanish

Expertise: Cataracts, Cornea Transplant, Cornea/Anterior Segment Disease, Corneal Disorders, Corneal Dystrophies, Ebola-associated eye disease, External Diseases of the Eye, Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery more

Research Interests: Ebola Virus Disease; Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy; Cataract Surgery; Corneal Dystrophies

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-955-5490

600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Bel Air
Appointment Phone: 410-893-0480

620 Boulton Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 map


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


  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

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Centers & Institutes



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


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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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.

Activities & Honors


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

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Ebola research efforts shift to improving survivors' health, The Baltimore Sun, July 10, 2015

Johns Hopkins team takes second in business plan competition with corneal surgery enhancement, the Hub, Johns Hopkins University (April 28, 2017)

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