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The LenSx laser is a bladeless, computer-controlled system that offers patients state-of-the-art cataract surgery.
he University of Utah’s John A Moran Eye Center is having a worldwide impact. The center invites ophthalmologists from developing countries to train here in Salt Lake for a three- to six-month program.
The Moran Eye Center’s Hope in Sight Campaign is raising critical funds to find cures for eye diseases like AMD that blind millions of people around the world each year, and to provide care for the millions more who could have their sight restored. More than 6.4 million Americans (including almost 500,000 children) are blind or impaired by eye disease, and this number is projected to reach 9 million by 2020. Globally, the number jumps to 285 million. Blindness has a uniquely deep economic impact, especially in the developing world. In 2010, economists put the costs of vision loss at $4.3 trillion. And second only to being diagnosed with a terminal disease, blindness is the diagnosis patients say they fear most.
University of Utah Health Care's Moran Eye Center hosted a Charitable Surgery Day. It's an annual event held to provide various eye surgeries for free.
The John A. Moran Eye Center is committed to curing blindness throughout the developing world. Our sustainable model focuses on training ophthalmic leaders and teachers, while bringing surgical intervention to the areas that need it the most. Music by Kurt Bestor.