expert type icon EXPERT

Dr. Darab Hormozi, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Darab Hormozi is an ophthalmologist practicing in Towson, MD. Dr. Hormozi specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Hormozi can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Hormozi can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
36 years Experience
Dr. Darab Hormozi, M.D.
  • Towson, MD
  • Univ Libre De Bruxelles- Fac De Med Et De Pharm- Bruxelles-
  • Accepting new patients

Can optometrists treat glaucoma, or should I go to an ophthalmologist?

All depends on the state laws. In some states, they can diagnose and treat and in some state they can not prescribe medications. Overall, if you have glaucoma, you are better off READ MORE
All depends on the state laws. In some states, they can diagnose and treat and in some state they can not prescribe medications. Overall, if you have glaucoma, you are better off with an ophthalmologist specialized in glaucoma. They have the latest tools to treat and prevent damages.

Darab Hormozi, MD

What could be causing a stinging pain in my eye?

The most common cause of stinging eye is dry ice. You can use artificial tears that you can buy over the counter and see if that resolves your stinging Eye. specially use the drops READ MORE
The most common cause of stinging eye is dry ice. You can use artificial tears that you can buy over the counter and see if that resolves your stinging Eye. specially use the drops at night before going to bed and first thing in the morning when you wake up

My eyes feel very itchy in the morning. What could be the reason?

Itching is usually sign of allergy. If you have any animals cats or dogs at that sleep on your pillow when you’re not there they can produce this type of allergy also an old pillow READ MORE
Itching is usually sign of allergy. If you have any animals cats or dogs at that sleep on your pillow when you’re not there they can produce this type of allergy also an old pillow with dust mite can create the same type of itching. There are other causes but these are the most common.

My sister's baby has been diagnosed with infant cataract. Is this curable?

Yes cataract surgery can be performed on infant and done successfully by ophthalmologist specialized in children’s cataract surgery

Why do I have constant twitching in my left eye?

If the twitching it’s a very small vibration of the eyelid, it is not serious and often related to stress. It would resolve by itself when the stress goes away

After cataract surgery

This is not normal and you should see your eye doctor as soon as possible

My mother often complains of itchiness and stickiness in eyes. What is the remedy for this?

She most likely has a dry eye problem which is extremely prevalent in older people. You can get her some artificial tears over the counter and use that periodically to moist the READ MORE
She most likely has a dry eye problem which is extremely prevalent in older people. You can get her some artificial tears over the counter and use that periodically to moist the eye and reduce the symptoms of stickiness

I have a stye on the inner side of my eyelid. Is it a problem?

You can see an eye doctor who can drain the stye. Other lesions can appear in side of the island that need to be evaluated by an eye doctor

I have a lot of floaters in my eyes. Will it make me blind?

If you had floaters in your eye for a long time, they will not create blindness. These are pigment that float in the gel inside after I called vitreous, they have no effect except READ MORE
If you had floaters in your eye for a long time, they will not create blindness. These are pigment that float in the gel inside after I called vitreous, they have no effect except being bothersome.

Why are my mother's eyes watering 1 year after cataract surgery?

In a large majority of cases, the tearing in an older patient is due to dry eyes (ironically) and often post-operative tearing is due to loose lower eyelids that in turn create READ MORE
In a large majority of cases, the tearing in an older patient is due to dry eyes (ironically) and often post-operative tearing is due to loose lower eyelids that in turn create dry eyes and compensatory tearing. You need to take her to an Oculoplastic surgeon who can evaluate the cause of her tearing and suggest a solution.

Darab Hormozi, MD

Are all babies born with blue eyes?

Not all babies are born with blue eyes. Babies can be born wit blue, green, brown, etc., eyes. You and your husband can have each a blue eye gene (which is recessive!) and statistically, READ MORE
Not all babies are born with blue eyes. Babies can be born wit blue, green, brown, etc., eyes. You and your husband can have each a blue eye gene (which is recessive!) and statistically, your child can inherit blue gene from each of you and no dominant born gene, therefore the eyes are blue. There is also a good chance that the blue changes to a darker color later on as some genes can express themselves later with increase pigmentation. Genes and statistics are fascinating!!

Darab Hormozi, MD.

How can I protect my eyes while working in front of the computer for close to 8 hours a day?

Most discomfort arising from use of computers is due to dry eyes. Use artificial tears occasionally throughout the day to increase moisture and comfort of your eyes. Darab Hormozi READ MORE
Most discomfort arising from use of computers is due to dry eyes. Use artificial tears occasionally throughout the day to increase moisture and comfort of your eyes.

Darab Hormozi

Can being in the sun without UV protection harm my eyes?

Sunlight can create damages at multiple levels. Damage to the eyelids by promoting Basal cell cancer of the eyelids. The exposure of the cornea can create pinguecula on the cornea. READ MORE
Sunlight can create damages at multiple levels. Damage to the eyelids by promoting Basal cell cancer of the eyelids. The exposure of the cornea can create pinguecula on the cornea. The lenses of the eye can form premature cataract. Just to name a few. Always wear sunglasses with UV protection.

Darab Hormozi

What do you recommend for an allergic reaction with the eyes?

Allergic conjunctivitis it’s extremely common during their spring due to high level of pollen in the air. The best way to help his first is to avoid situations where the pollen READ MORE
Allergic conjunctivitis it’s extremely common during their spring due to high level of pollen in the air. The best way to help his first is to avoid situations where the pollen is high like windy days after a period of dryness. Second to wash your eyes and your lashes after being outside since pollen sits on lashes and falls in the eye gradually. The third is to use some anti-allergic drops that you can buy over-the-counter or stronger ones that is prescribed by your doctor.

I have small boils above my eyelid. What could these be?

A photograph will be helpful to give you a better answer. Most likely, it is what is called a Chalazion, commonly known as a stye. It is very similar to a zit of the eyelid. Using READ MORE
A photograph will be helpful to give you a better answer. Most likely, it is what is called a Chalazion, commonly known as a stye. It is very similar to a zit of the eyelid. Using hot compresses can help to settle down, and if it does not resolve within 2-3 weeks, most likely it will need to be drained.

Darab Hormozi

Can my son's single eye squint be corrected through surgery?

If you mean drooping eyelid, yes, that can be corrected with Ptosis surgery.

Darab Hormozi

My eye looks different because of my astigmatism. Anything I can do?

Astigmatism does not change the shape of the eye in a visible way. It is due to ever so slight curvature of the cornea and that is not visible to people. What can change the READ MORE
Astigmatism does not change the shape of the eye in a visible way. It is due to ever so slight curvature of the cornea and that is not visible to people. What can change the shape of the eye is Ptosis , lower lid laxity etc.. without a photo it is difficult to say the cause of your concern !!