Comprehensive Ophthalmology

When you visit the Moran Eye Center’s Comprehensive Ophthalmology Services, our board-certified ophthalmologists provide you with primary eye care and comprehensive evaluations for all types of conditions of the eye and surrounding structures – both routine and urgent. Our comprehensive ophthalmologists meet a range of eye care needs including injury to your eyes, unexpected vision changes, glasses or contact lenses, and treatment for the majority of visual conditions and eye diseases.

If your initial evaluation and diagnosis determines a medical condition that requires a specific subspecialist, we will refer you for advanced care with one of our many top-tier specialists at the Moran Eye Center. If you need ophthalmic surgery, we can refer you to one of our highly skilled ophthalmic surgical specialists. 

For Appointments & More Information Please Call:

(801) 581-2352

Eye examinations by our comprehensive ophthalmologists cover evaluation of vision and testing for general eye health including:

  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eye
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal disease
  • Retinal disease including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
  • Issues with the eyelids and areas around the eye including "pink eye"
  • Burns and injuries
  • Tumors
  • Vision correction needs and options
  • All other areas of vision and eye conditions

Note: Check with your insurance provider before scheduling a routine exam. Many insurance plans will cover your visit if there is a medical eye problem, but not pay for the exam if it is a routine eye exam.  If you have a medical problem (infection, corneal disorders, diabetes, lazy eye, cataracts, glaucoma suspect, dry eye, double vision, etc.), the visit is considered a medical problem and can be billed to the medical plan.  If you only need eyeglasses or contacts due to astigmatism or myopia and are not being seen for a medical reason, the visit is considered routine and will only be billed to your insurance if your medical plan includes a vision benefit. 

Office visits to an eye care professional are usually categorized as either “routine” or “medical”.  This terminology has nothing to do with the steps it takes to perform a comprehensive eye exam or the type of doctor who performs the exam.  A comprehensive routine vision exam often contains the same elements as a comprehensive medical eye exam.

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

Susan Chortkoff, M.D.

Locations
John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352
Redwood Health Center (801) 213-9900
Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology (801) 264-4464

Specialties: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology

David C. Dries, M.D.

Locations
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 581-2352
UUHC - Davis Center (801) 779-7804

Specialties: Adult Strabismus, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Pediatric

Joseph L. Hatch, M.D.

Locations
Moran Vision Center at Old Mill (801) 585-3937

Specialties: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Geriatric Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Triage

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

Jeff Pettey, M.D.

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

Specialties: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

Kim Y. Taylor, 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Geriatric Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

Barbara M. Wirostko, M.D.

Locations
John A. Moran Eye Center (801) 581-2352
Redstone Health Center (435) 658-9262

Specialties: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology

All clinical services and programs are part of University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics