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Brian E. Zaugg
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Brian E. Zaugg, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Farmington Health Center

Farmington
801-213-3200

John A. Moran Eye Center

Salt Lake City
801-581-2352
  • Brian Zaugg, MD, specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of corneal and anterior segment eye diseases, including expertise in all types of cornea transplantation, routine and complex cataract surgery including multifocal lenses and laser assisted surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, pterygium removal, and refractive surgery including LASIK, PRK, implantable contact lenses, and clear lens extraction.

    His practice is located at the Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and the Moran Eye Center, Farmington Health Center, Farmington. He also serves veterans at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Salt Lake City.

    Dr. Zaugg is a team ophthalmologist for the Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake.

    His research interests focus on improving efficiency and safety in cataract surgery as well as refractive surgery outcomes.

    Get to know Dr. Zaugg by watching his profile video.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Ophthalmology
    National Board of Medical Examiners

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 670 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    April 25, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Very caring and friendly. Explained everything well.

    April 24, 2024
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Dr Zaugg replaced a cataract for me. He made the decision easy for me to have the surgery. Now I have 20/20 vision in my right eye. I am now waiting to have my left eye done. Very professional, very good eye Doctor. Moran is lucky to have Doctors like Doctor Zaugg.

    April 20, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    He¿s smart explains things SUPER WELL; he doesn¿t come across rushed he doesn¿t pressure and was really really helpful to me in figuring out the best solution and timing. He gave fantastic friendly careFUL guidance. AWESOME DUDE FANTASTIC MEDICAL ADVISOR/DOCTOR.

    April 19, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Very pleased and satisfied so far. All the doctor and attendants were very helpful and professional.

    April 14, 2024
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    He was very kind and caring about my problem.

    April 13, 2024
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Zaugg is very knowledgeable and insightful. I feel at ease and confident that my care is the best.

    April 12, 2024
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Love Dr. Zaugg. Been a patient for quite a few years and have never been disappointed with my care!

    April 12, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Doctor Zaugg es muy simpático, amable, inteligente y lo concidero muy capacitado en su profesión. Estoy muy feliz de ser su paciente. Gracias ?

    April 11, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Dr Zaugg is fantastic ever time I see him.

  • Brian Zaugg, MD, specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of corneal and anterior segment eye diseases, including expertise in all types of cornea transplantation, routine and complex cataract surgery including multifocal lenses and laser assisted surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, pterygium removal, and refractive surgery including LASIK, PRK, implantable contact lenses, and clear lens extraction.

    His practice is located at the Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and the Moran Eye Center, Farmington Health Center, Farmington. He also serves veterans at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Salt Lake City.

    Dr. Zaugg is a team ophthalmologist for the Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake.

    His research interests focus on improving efficiency and safety in cataract surgery as well as refractive surgery outcomes.

    Get to know Dr. Zaugg by watching his profile video.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Ophthalmology
    National Board of Medical Examiners

    Education history

    Fellowship Cornea and Refractive Surgery - John A. Moran Eye Center Fellow
    Ophthalmology - John A. Moran Eye Center Resident
    Internship/Residency Ophthalmology - University of Utah Intern/Resident
    Medicine - University of Utah M.D.
    Undergraduate Major: Biology; Minor: Chemistry - University of Utah B.S.
    Undergraduate Utah State University

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Ivan A Cardenas, BSc, Emilie L Ungricht, MD, Brian Zaugg, MD, Randall Olson, MD, Jeff H Pettey, MD (2023). Efficiency of a polymer-coated phacoemulsification tip in cataract surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg, 49(10), 1056-1060.
    2. Jensen NR, Ungricht EL, Harris JT, Zaugg B, Barlow WR, Murri MS, Olson RJ, Pettey JH (2023). Temperature Change of Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices in a Bi-Chamber Set-Up at a Flow of 0 and 20mL/min. Clin Ophthalmol, 17, 555-560. (Read full article)
    3. Wilkinson SW, Ungricht EL, West WB, Harris JT, Zaugg B, Olson RJ, Pettey JH (2023). Comparison of Phacoemulsification Grooving Efficiency in Longitudinal vs Transversal Handpieces. Clin Ophthalmol, 17, 191-195. (Read full article)
    4. Peterson JS, Cooper C, Ungricht EL, Mamalis C, Barlow W, Zaugg B, Bernhisel AA, Olson RJ, Pettey JH (2022). Measurement of Phacoemulsification Vacuum Pressure in the Oertli CataRhex3. Clin Ophthalmol, 16, 1731-1737. (Read full article)
    5. Peterson JS, Christensen MR, Cooper C, Mamalis C, Bernhisel AA, Zaugg B, Barlow WR, Ungricht E, Olson RJ, Pettey JH (2022). Optimization of Phacoemulsification Tip Gauge on the Oertli CataRhex3 in an in vitro Setting. Clin Ophthalmol, 16, 1091-1097. (Read full article)
    6. Ramshekar A, Heczko J, Bernhisel A, Barlow W, Zaugg B, Olson R, Pettey J (2021). Optimizing Tip Diameter in Phacoemulsification of Varying Lens Sizes: An in vitro Study. Clin Ophthalmol, 15, 4475-4484. (Read full article)
    7. Lonial S, Nooka AK, Thulasi P, Badros AZ, Jeng BH, Callander NS, Potter HA, Sborov D, Zaugg BE, et al (2021). Management of belantamab mafodotin-associated corneal events in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). Blood Cancer J, 11(5).
    8. Farooq AV, Degli Esposti S, Popat R, Thulasi P, Lonial S, Nooka AK, Jakubowiak A, Sborov D, Zaugg BE, Badros AZ, Jeng BH, Callander NS, Opalinska J, Baron J, Piontek T, Byrne J, Gupta I, Colby K (2020). Corneal Epithelial Findings in Patients with Multiple Myeloma Treated with Antibody-Drug Conjugate Belantamab Mafodotin in the Pivotal, Randomized, DREAMM-2 Study. Ophthalmol Ther, 9(4), 889-911. (Read full article)
    9. Zaugg B (2020). September consultation #4. J Cataract Refract Surg, 46(10), 1446. (Read full article)
    10. Bohner A, Peterson JS, Wright AJ, Mamalis C, Bernhisel A, Zaugg B, Barlow WR Jr, Olson RJ, Pettey JH (2020). Effects on phacoemulsification efficiency and chatter at variable longitudinal ultrasound settings when combined with constant torsional energy. J Cataract Refract Surg. (Read full article)
    11. Bernhisel AA, Cahoon JM, Sella R, Zaugg B, Barlow WR, Stagg BC, Afshari NA, Olson RJ, Pettey JH (2019). Optimum on-time and off-time combinations for micropulse phacoemulsification in venturi vacuum mode. J Cataract Refract Surg, 45(12), 1797-1800. (Read full article)
    12. Bernhisel AA, Zaugg BE, Mamalis N, Dutton JJ, Patel BCK (2019). An unusual case of idiopathic calcinosis of the eyelid. Orbit, 38(6), 500-502. (Read full article)
    13. Kabbara SW, Heczko J, Ta B, Bernhisel A, Barlow W, Zaugg B, Olson RJ, Pettey J (2019). Impact of torsional micropulse on phacoemulsification efficiency and chatter. Can J Ophthalmol, 54(5), 560-564. (Read full article)
    14. Kabbara SW, Heczko J, Ta B, Bernhisel A, Barlow W, Zaugg B, Olson RJ, Pettey J (2018). Determining optimal ultrasound percent on time with long-pulse torsional phacoemulsification. Can J Ophthalmol, 54(3), 395-398. (Read full article)
    15. Stutz LA, Heczko JB, Bird BA, Thomson RS, Bernhisel AA, Barlow WR, Zaugg B, Olson RJ, Pettey JH (2019). Optimization of the Oertli CataRhex 3® phacoemulsification machine. Clin Ophthalmol, 13, 633-639. (Read full article)
    16. Thomson RS, Bird BA, Stutz LA, Heczko JB, Bernhisel AA, Barlow WR, Zaugg B, Olson RJ, Pettey JH (2019). The effect of increasing power when grooving using phacoemulsification. Clin Ophthalmol, 13, 611-615. (Read full article)
    17. Ha L, Wright A, Wright DD, Bernhisel A, Barlow WR, Pettey JH, Zaugg B, Olson RJ (2019). High vacuum and aspiration on phacoemulsification efficiency and chatter for Centurion. Can J Ophthalmol, 54(1), 136-138. (Read full article)
    18. Boulter T, Bernhisel A, Mamalis C, Zaugg B, Barlow WR, Olson RJ, Pettey JH (2019). Phacoemulsification in review: Optimization of cataract removal in an in vitro setting. Surv Ophthalmol, 64(6), 868-875. (Read full article)
    19. Kabbara S, Heczko JB, Bernhisel AA, Barlow WR, Zaugg B, Pettey JH, Olson RJ (2018). Effect of high vacuum and aspiration on phacoemulsification efficiency and chatter using a transversal ultrasound machine. J Cataract Refract Surg, 44(11), 1378-1383. (Read full article)
    20. Bohner AD, Wright AJ, Ta BT, Bernhisel AA, Zaugg B, Barlow WR, Pettey JH, Olson RJ (2018). Optimum on-time duty cycle for a transversal ultrasound machine. J Cataract Refract Surg, 44(9), 1140-1143. (Read full article)

    Other

    1. Farooq AV, Degli Esposti S, Popat R, Thulasi P, Lonial S, Nooka AK, Jakubowiak A, Sborov D, Zaugg BE, Badros AZ, Jeng BH, Callander NS, Opalinska J, Baron J, Piontek T, Byrne J, Gupta I, Colby K (2020). Correction to: Corneal Epithelial Findings in Patients with Multiple Myeloma Treated with Antibody-Drug Conjugate Belantamab Mafodotin in the Pivotal, Randomized, DREAMM-2 Study. Ophthalmol Ther (9(4), pp. 913-915). England. (Read full article)