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Cataract

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(801) 581-2352

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. To improve your vision, your doctor can remove the clouded lens and insert a clear artificial lens (known as an intraocular lens or IOL) in its place. Cataracts don’t return, meaning that this new lens should improve the quality of your vision for years to come.

The Moran Eye Center’s cataract service is dedicated to excellence in both the consultation and treatment of all types of cataracts. Our surgeons use state-of-the-art equipment and have experience with complicated cataract cases. This helps ensure exact diagnoses and best practices in medical and surgical care.

Advanced lens options are also available and can be targeted for your precise visual needs, taking in to account your work, hobbies, and other daily activities, and providing the best possible vision. More information about different lens options is available here.

The Moran Eye Center is also home to the Intermountain Ocular Research Center, one of the leading centers worldwide in the evaluation of intraocular lenses. We conduct ongoing basic and clinical research on new types of IOLs, including lenses that provide both near and distance vision, as well as adjustable power lenses and lenses for exceptionally strong vision correction.

Learn more about cataracts and cataract surgery.

Services

  • Consultation in medical and surgical treatment of all types of cataracts
  • Cataract evaluation and treatment for all age groups including pediatric patients
  • High risk or complicated cataracts
  • Cataract surgery
  • Consultation regarding all types of intraocular lens problems
  • Consultation and surgical repair of traumatic injuries

Balamurali K. Ambati, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations
John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery, Uveitis

William R. Barlow, M.D.

Locations
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Craig J. Chaya, M.D.

Locations
John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352
Redwood Health Center (801) 213-9940
Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology (801) 264-4464

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology

Alan S. Crandall, M.D.

Locations
John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352
Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology (801) 264-4464

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology

Bradley J. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations
John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Vasculitis

Nick Mamalis, M.D.

Locations
Redwood Health Center (801) 213-9940
Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology (801) 264-4464

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Geriatric Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Pathology, Ophthalmology

Mark D. Mifflin, M.D.

Locations
John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352
Moran Vision Center at Old Mill (801) 585-3937
Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology (801) 264-4464

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Cornea, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Majid Moshirfar, M.D.

Locations
John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352
Moran Vision Center at Old Mill (801) 585-3937
Redwood Health Center (801) 213-9940

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Cornea, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Randall J. Olson, M.D.

Locations
John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Cornea, Eye Muscle Surgery, Ophthalmology

Jeff Pettey, M.D.

Locations
John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

Geoffrey C. Tabin, M.D.

Locations
John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352
Redstone Health Center (435) 658-9250

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Cornea, Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Norm A. Zabriskie, M.D.

Locations
John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352
Redwood Health Center (801) 213-9940
Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology (801) 264-4464

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology

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