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Nothing is more precious than your eye sight. As you look at the world around you, think about how valuable your vision is. Now think how your world would be if you were losing your eye sight to a silent disease called glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steals your sight without warning and often without symptoms. Every year, millions of people around the world develop glaucoma and each day, without treatment, can bring them one step closer to blindness.

Glaucoma Services at the Moran Eye Center provides specialized diagnostic, medical and surgical care for those diagnosed with glaucoma. We understand being diagnosed with glaucoma can raise a lot of questions. Our specialists can help answer your questions and provide you with medical and surgical treatment options.


  • Evaluation and treatment for both open-angle and narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • Glaucoma surgery involving glaucous, I-Stent, Solx and more.

What Is Glaucoma?

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Glaucoma is a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. Glaucoma is often called the silent thief of sight, gradually stealing vision without warning and often without symptoms. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness. It was once thought that elevated pressure inside of the eye was the main cause of optic nerve damage. Although elevated pressure is clearly a risk factor, we now know that other factors must also be involved because even people with “normal” pressure can experience vision loss from glaucoma.

Craig J. Chaya, M.D.

Craig J. Chaya, MD, practices comprehensive ophthalmology with a focus on the medical and surgical management of routine/complex cataracts and glaucoma at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He also practices at Moran’s clinics at the Redwood Health Center and Midvalley Health Center. He is an Assistant Clinical Profes... Read More

Susan Chortkoff, M.D.

Susan Chortkoff, M.D. graduated from residency in 1994 and focuses on the management and treatment of glaucoma as well as on comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chortkoff also has a special interest in the management of dry eye syndrome.... Read More


Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology


John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352
Midvalley Health Center (801) 585-3937
Redwood Health Center (801) 213-9900

Alan S. Crandall, M.D.

Alan S. Crandall focuses on the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts, as well as complicated anterior segment surgery. Dr. Crandall has experience with trabeculoplasty and laser cyclophotocoagulation. He is involved in numerous clinical research studies at the Moran Eye Center. Dr. Crandall lectures all over the world and was... Read More

Barbara M. Wirostko, M.D.

Dr. Wirostko’s clinical expertise is in clinical research and drug development for glaucoma pharmaceutical therapies. Her research interest is in sustained delivery of therapeutics for ocular pathologies and approaching glaucoma through non-intraocular pressure mediated approaches. She is offering comprehensive ophthalmology care as well as glaucom... Read More

Norm A. Zabriskie, M.D.

Norm A. Zabriskie specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. He is the Vice-Chairman of Clinical Operations and the Medical Director of the John A. Moran Eye Center. He has a research interest in the genetics of glaucoma.... Read More

John A. Moran Eye Center 65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 581-2352
Midvalley Health Center 243 E 6100 S
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 585-3937
Redstone Health Center 1743 W. Redstone Center Dr.
Park City, UT 84098
(435) 658-9262
Redwood Health Center 1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City UT 84119
(801) 213-8841
Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology 4400 S. 700 E. Ste #240
Salt Lake City UT 84107
(801) 581-2352
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
(801) 213-4500