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Basketball and Eye Injuries: The Madness Continues

May 16, 2018

Basketball is still the leading cause of sports-related eye injuries in the United States.... Read more

Moran Eye Center Research Identifies Best Hopes for Kids Who Need Prosthetic Eye Lenses

May 09, 2018

Helping children with disorders that cause the eye’s natural lens to dislocate is tricky. Now, new research from the John A. Moran Eye Center is identifying surgical techniques that provide the best long-term outcomes for kids.... Read more

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, Identifies Potential New Treatment Path for Retinopathy of Prematurity

May 07, 2018

A groundbreaking new study by John A. Moran Eye Center researcher Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, moves physicians one step closer to better treatments for premature babies at risk for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)—the leading cause of childhood vision loss and blindness.... Read more

John A. Moran Eye Center’s Kathleen Digre, MD, Appointed Rank of Distinguished Professor

May 01, 2018

John A. Moran Eye Center physician and renowned neuro-ophthalmologist Kathleen B. Digre, MD, has been appointed the rank of distinguished professor, an honor reserved for individuals whose achievements exemplify the highest goals of scholarship.... Read more

Safer, Speedier Cataract Surgery: Moran Researchers Share Efficiencies for One of America’s Most Common Surgeries

April 18, 2018

A prolific new body of research from the John A. Moran Eye Center is vetting a variety of phacoemulsification settings and techniques aimed at making cataract surgery as efficient— and safe—as possible. ... Read more

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, to Receive ARVO’s Mildred Weisenfeld Award

April 15, 2018

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has chosen John A. Moran Eye Center surgeon and researcher Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, as the recipient of its 2018 Mildred Weisenfeld Award. A skilled pediatric vitreoretinal surgeon and prolific researcher, Hartnett’s National Institutes of Health-funded research lab studies the mechanisms of normal and aberrant blood vessel formation in the eye. ... Read more

Revolutionary New Tech for a New Era of Eye Care

April 15, 2018

The latest technology to arrive in the nonprofit Intermountain Ocular Research Center at the John A. Moran Eye Center—laser-assisted Refractive Index Shaping—stands to transform cataract surgery.... Read more

Survey by Moran’s Nick Mamalis, MD, Parses Intraocular Lens Problems

April 15, 2018

For 20 years running, Moran's Nick Mamalis, MD, has surveyed physicians to examine trends behind IOL explantation surgeries. His 2017 survey found the number of multifocal removals had increased, with ophthalmologists citing glare or optical aberrations experienced by patients as the most common reasons for removals.... Read more

The Unbreakable, Unstoppable Alan S. Crandall, MD

April 14, 2018

The founder and senior medical director of the John A. Moran Eye Center’s Global Outreach Division, Alan S. Crandall, MD, is the only physician to receive humanitarian awards from all three major ophthalmology organizations, and he’s just received his fourth—as the inaugural American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) Foundation Chang Humanitarian Award winner.... Read more

John A. Moran Eye Center’s Hope in Sight Refugee Eye Care Clinic Helps 126

April 08, 2018

Refugees now resettled in Utah found help as part of the John A. Moran Eye Center’s first Hope in Sight Refugee Eye Care Clinic, held April 7, 2018.... Read more

Connected by Vision Loss Two Utah Runners Head to the Boston Marathon

April 07, 2018

One runner is blind and the other is losing her sight; both are models of resiliency. Utah's Becky Andrews and Alanna Whetsel will run the Boston Marathon together using a tether on Monday, April 16.... Read more

Hope in Sight: Refugee Eye Care Clinic to Provide Exams, Eyeglasses, and Referrals for Surgery

April 04, 2018

Physicians from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah will provide free, comprehensive eye exams to more than 150 adult refugees on Saturday, April 7.... Read more

Moran's Global Outreach Division Partners With Aravind Eye Care System

April 02, 2018

The John A. Moran Eye Center is supporting global efforts to eliminate curable blindness on an unprecedented scale thanks to a new partnership with the world’s largest eye care provider.... Read more

Moran’s Avni Shah, MD, Wins International Outreach Award

March 30, 2018

Ophthalmic medical device company New World Medical, Inc., has selected incoming John A. Moran Eye Center international fellow Avni Shah, MD, to receive a $10,000 fellowship award.... Read more

Eye Safety at Work—Again

March 13, 2018

Every March, year after year, eye health organizations make a concerted effort to educate Americans about eye protection in the workplace. ... Read more

The Upside to Low Vision

March 05, 2018

A diagnosis of “low vision,” defined as vision that can’t be corrected with standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery, changes everything—from a person’s confidence to the way they navigate the world. ... Read more

U.S Olympic Committee Partnership with Moran Helps One Elite Paralympic Medalist Make History

February 15, 2018

Learn how getting LASIK helped world para-nordic skiing champion Oksana Masters improve her eyesight, her quality of life, and shave points off of her time during competition. ... Read more

Jeff Pettey, MD, Named Vice Chair of Education, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

February 09, 2018

Moran Eye Center CEO Randall J Olson says the new position emphasizes the importance of the department's educational mission.... Read more

February is AMD Awareness Month

February 09, 2018

If you haven’t already heard of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), chances are that you will, since it might one day affect you or someone in your family. ... Read more

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma

January 22, 2018

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. ... Read more

Is That Morning “Eye Gunk” Normal?

January 03, 2018

Sleep in your eyes, sleep crust, sand, eye gunk—whatever you call it, we all get it—that crusty stuff in the corners of your eyes when you wake up in the morning. ... Read more

Kids’ Toys and Eye Safety: Making a List, Checking it Twice

December 13, 2017

In the chaos and rush of holiday shopping for kids’ toys, eye safety isn’t always top of mind. But Prevent Blindness America has declared December as Safe Toys and Gift Awareness Month for good reason. ... Read more

Keep an Eye on Diabetes

November 10, 2017

If you are under a doctor’s care for your diabetes, you probably know that you are also at risk for eye disease. ... Read more

What Can You Do About a Droopy Upper Eyelid?

October 25, 2017

When the upper eyelid droops over the eye, it’s called ptosis and it happens to people of all ages.... Read more

Researchers Identify Protein that Plays Key Role in Diabetic Blindness

October 23, 2017

Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a protein (ARF6) that when inhibited reduces diabetic retinopathy, a condition that results when blood vessels at the back of the eye leak fluid into the eye, impairing vision. ... Read more

Disguising Your Eyes for Halloween? Beware!

October 13, 2017

Don’t let a bad Halloween costume decision haunt you for life. It could happen if you’re looking to disguise your eyes with freaky colored contact lenses without a prescription.... Read more

Don’t Ink Your Eyes

September 29, 2017

Let’s just cut to the chase: getting an eye “tattoo” is a bad idea. ... Read more

5 Vision Myths Debunked

September 26, 2017

What is fact and what is fiction? ... Read more

Have Kids? Know About These Eye Hazards

August 22, 2017

When it comes to kids and eye safety, there’s always something. ... Read more

The Eclipse is Coming! Here’s What You Need to Know

August 15, 2017

As the excitement builds and the entire country counts down to the total eclipse of the sun on August 21, ophthalmologists, planetariums, astronomical societies, and the media are all doing their best to get the word out about why and how you need to protect your eyes. ... Read more

Cataracts and Your Vision

August 03, 2017

Cataracts can cause serious problems, but there is also a fairly simple treatment. ... Read more

The Eclipse is Coming! Are You Ready?

August 01, 2017

Some might think it’s a chance to ignore mom’s advice to never look directly into the sun. ... Read more

Play it Safe This July

June 14, 2017

Kids are running through sprinklers, teens are hanging out in front of the slushy shack, and the smell of barbeques is in the air. Summer is here, and Fourth of July celebrations complete with fireworks are on the way. ... Read more

Should You Use Drops to Whiten Your Eyes?

June 07, 2017

John A. Moran Eye Center ophthalmologist, Amy Lin, MD, doesn’t think whitening drops are such a great thing, at least not all the time.... Read more

Women are Amazing

May 12, 2017

Did you know that women are at higher risk for a variety of eye diseases? ... Read more

Moran Eye Center, Utah Lions Eye Bank Lay Foundation for Bolivia’s First Eye Bank

May 08, 2017

In April 2017, a team from the Moran Eye Center and Utah Lions Eye Bank (ULEB) completed an historic medical mission in Bolivia to help establish that country’s first eye bank at the Instituto Nacional de Oftalmologie (INO), a charity eye hospital and clinic in downtown La Paz.... Read more

Six Things You Should Do To Protect Your Eyes

April 25, 2017

One of the most important things you can do to maintain your quality of life is to protect those precious orbs with professional care and simple, every-day habits. ... Read more

Moran Eye Center Volunteers Restore Sight to 23 Utahns in Need

April 11, 2017

Volunteer physicians, nurses, and medical staff from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah changed the lives of 23 cataract patients on April 8 by providing free, sight-restoring surgeries.... Read more

Spreading Knowledge to Save Sight: John A. Moran Eye Center’s Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, Gathers World’s Top Pediatric Eye Surgeons

March 23, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett MD, is gathering pediatric ophthalmologists and retinal specialists from around the world for a unique new opportunity to learn about the latest treatments and surgical techniques from the field’s top experts.... Read more

Can Your Eyes Get a Sunburn?

March 13, 2017

Did you know that without UV-ray-blocking sunglasses, your eyes can also suffer sunburns? ... Read more

Paper Towel to Clean Your Glasses? No!

February 06, 2017

There is definitely a right way and a wrong way to clean your glasses.... Read more

The Krizaj Lab: Glaucoma Treatment BREAKTHROUGH

January 31, 2017

Moran’s David Krizaj, PhD, has identified a new protein that regulates intraocular pressure in glaucoma and is designing a potentially sight-saving treatment.... Read more

Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

January 11, 2017

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Since awareness is the first step toward prevention, here’s what you need to know about preventing and monitoring this blinding disease—actually, a group of diseases that damage the optic nerve. ... Read more

Moran Eye Center Receives $115,000 Unrestricted Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness

December 27, 2016

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), a New York-based foundation, has recently awarded a grant of $115,000 to the Department of Ophthalmology.... Read more

One Less Limitation: Dr. Amy Lin Gives the Gift of Sight

December 21, 2016

To most people, vision correction surgery seems like a convenience, freeing them from the day-to-day hassle of contacts and glasses. But for patients with mobility issues, it can feel like a lifeline.... Read more

Retinal Detachment Sidelines Vikings Coach

December 14, 2016

Could it happen to you? ... Read more

Moran’s Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, Studies Whether Preeclampsia is a Risk or a Protective Factor in Retinopathy of Prematurity

December 01, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, and colleagues at the John A. Moran Center and Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, were looking for a way to tease apart the effects of preeclampsia on the risk of developing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disease found in very premature infants. ... Read more

Preventing Diabetic Eye Disease

November 28, 2016

Did you know that all people with diabetes are at risk for vision loss and blindness from diabetic eye disease? African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Hispanics/Latinos, and older adults with diabetes are especially at risk. ... Read more

Interacting With the Visually Impaired

November 11, 2016

What’s the proper etiquette for meeting someone who is visually impaired?... Read more

Dr. Alessandra Angelucci Receives NIH Grant

October 20, 2016

Moran Researcher, Alessandra Angelucci, MD, PhD, is one of four faculty members from the University of Utah to receive Neurotechnologies grants from the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiatives.... Read more

Moran at AAO 2016: Awards, Presentations, & Contributions

October 20, 2016

Moran physicians receive honors and are major educational contributors at this year’s AAO Meeting in Chicago.... Read more

Halloween Contact Lenses: Scarier than They Look!

October 20, 2016

Halloween is a spooky time of year, and people go to great lengths to perfect their costumes. However, when it comes disguising your eyes with “fashion,” or “cosmetic” contact lenses the results can be downright scary. ... Read more

Moran’s Operation Sight Celebrates World Sight Day Throughout Utah

October 13, 2016

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. In the spirit of World Sight Day 2016’s theme of “Stronger Together,” the Moran Eye Center partnered with the Eye Institute of Utah and the St. George Eye Center to collectively restore sight to 28 individuals who otherwise could not afford eye care.... Read more

Is Anti-VEGF Always the Best Treatment for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

October 10, 2016

One Moran Physician Researches a Promising New Alternative. Vitreoretinal surgeon and retina specialist, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, published recently how new experimental research may have a role in precision medicine. In the wet form of AMD, blood vessels grow under the retina and leak, allowing abnormal cells to migrate into the retina, compromising vision. Current treatment includes injections to stop the growth (anti-VEGF injections), but some blood vessel growth is important for the health of the retina, so if you don’t need the treatment anymore, continuing to remove the blood vessel growth factor, may increase the likelihood of advanced dry forms of AMD. ... Read more

Moran Eye Center Opens New Clinic in Farmington

October 10, 2016

Moran celebrated it's newest clinic location at the Farmington Health Center at Station Park. Moran physicians Brian Zaugg, MD; Alan Morgan, OD; David Dries, MD; and Griffin Jardine, MD; lead the vision healthcare team.... Read more

Dry Eye—Not Just a Minor Discomfort. Moran’s Amy Lin, MD, Talks about How to Recognizing Symptoms

September 30, 2016

Dry eye is a serious, progressive condition that can potentially lead to severe vision problems if not treated. Dr. Amy Lin, discusses how to recognize dry eye symptoms. ... Read more

Vision Changes as We Age: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

September 09, 2016

September is “Healthy Eye Aging Month" — a good time to think about your vision, now and in the future.... Read more

Marielle Young, MD, and Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, Collaborate with University of Utah Students Who Develop Video Game to Help Detect Lazy Eye

September 06, 2016

Drs. Young and Hartnett teamed up with video game developers from the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering program and won “Best Student Game” in the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge in Orlando, Florida, December 2015. In a recent KSL interview, Dr. Young discusses how the game helps combat lazy eye in children. Fully controlled by eye movement, the game forces the lazy eye to move around the screen, which can strengthen and help find the right balance between the eyes. Now, the game is currently undergoing clinical trials at the John A. Moran Eye Center. ... Read more

First in Utah: Revolutionary Post-cataract Surgery Lens Implanted at University of Utah

August 29, 2016

A long awaited intraocular lens made it's debut on August 25th at the Moran Eye Center. This lens is an exciting new option for cataract patients.... Read more

Kids’ Vision and Learning

August 26, 2016

Vision problems affect 5.3 million elementary school age children nationwide (over 20%). ... Read more

Moran Moves Up the Ranks in U.S. News & World Report Survey

August 04, 2016

The John A. Moran Eye Center leaps to number 13 for "Best Hospitals in Ophthalmology" in the U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking.... Read more

Home, Dangerous Home?

July 21, 2016

Most of us think of home as a place to relax and put our feet up—a safe and comfortable cocoon where the thought of a potential eye injury may never even cross our minds. ... Read more

Sparklers Dazzle Your Eyes, Don't Let Them Burn!

July 01, 2016

Every year thousands of people end up in the emergency room because of fireworks. Don't be one of them. ... Read more

Floaters & Flashes: Cause for Concern?

June 21, 2016

Have you ever looked up at a bright blue sky, or stared at a plain background and noticed little “floaters” dancing around your field of vision? ... Read more

My Child has Pink Eye! Should I Call a Doctor?

June 08, 2016

Pink eye is when one or both eyes look pink or red and may have a discharge. They may burn or itch or just feel really irritated. Sometimes the affected eye’s lashes get “crusty.” ... Read more

Healthy Vision: It Takes More Than Carrots

May 25, 2016

Nutrition-wise, it takes more than carrots to contribute to healthy eyes... Read more

Sunglasses for Everyone

May 11, 2016

It's time to pick out the perfect shades. How to do it. ... Read more

Randall J Olson, MD Honored at ASCRS

May 09, 2016

Dr. Olson received the Jan Worst Medal Lecture at the annual ASCRS meeting in New Orleans on May 8, 2016.... Read more

New Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Risk Model

May 01, 2016

Leah Owen, MD, PhD, Moran pediatric specialist and Moran assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, discusses the development of a new model to predict children at risk for ROP, which could potentially help prevent ROP in the NICU. ... Read more

Avoid Computer Vision Syndrome

April 19, 2016

Computers are a part of our everyday life. That can mean big problems for our eyes. ... Read more

Contact Lens Wearers: Stay in Contact with your Eye Care Professional

April 08, 2016

Like regular eyeglasses, contact lenses can correct near or farsightedness and astigmatism, but, unlike regular glasses, they are actually medical devices that sit directly on your eye. ... Read more

Eye Donor Month

March 22, 2016

National Eye Donor Month promotes eye donation awareness and celebrates the lives of eye donors and corneal recipients. ... Read more

Is Your Eye Health Going Up in Smoke?

March 03, 2016

When smoke gets in your eyes it can do serious damage. ... Read more

Moran Receives Grant to Study Blindness Prevention

January 19, 2016

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant of $115,000 to the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. ... Read more

Share Your Eye Diagnosis with Family

December 21, 2015

You could be giving them the gift of sight. ... Read more

Can You Get LASIK Satisfaction?

December 18, 2015

Lately, it seems like ads for LASIK are popping up everywhere—DJ’s are talking about it on the radio and newscasters sing its praises, especially if they didn’t like wearing glasses on camera. ... Read more

Keep an Eye on Your Makeup Routine

December 07, 2015

Go for the glam, but keep it clean. ... Read more

3-D Map of the Brain

October 26, 2015

Dr. Alessandra Angelucci partners with the University of Utah’s School of Computing to construct a 3D map of the brain that will save precious time in understanding connections in an abnormal brain.... Read more

Inaugural Statewide Charity Surgery Day Restores Sight to 34 Utahns in Need

October 13, 2015

On Saturday October 10, 2015 more than forty volunteers at three Utah sights restored sight to thirty-four Utahans in need.... Read more

Senator Rand Paul Visits Moran Eye Center, Partners with Global Outreach Division in Haiti

September 03, 2015

Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul visited the John A. Moran Eye Center on Saturday, August 29, to tour Moran’s state-of-the-art surgical suite and learn about the game-changing work our researchers are doing to understand and cure blinding conditions. ... Read more

Blinded By a Flash? No, But Other Hazards Exist for Kids' Eyes

August 24, 2015

Every now and then, we hear a false alarm about children’s eye safety. It happened recently in China, when a major newspaper claimed a three-month-old infant had been blinded by a flashbulb. ... Read more

Moran Eye Center Surgical Mission in Haiti to Be Joined by Senator Rand Paul

August 10, 2015

Presidential Candidate Senator Rand Paul will join the Moran in Haiti for his second international outreach trip to perform sight-saving surgery to those without access to healthcare.... Read more

University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center One of the Top 20 Ophthalmology Departments Nationwide

August 03, 2015

The Moran Eye Center is nationally ranked as one of the top Ophthalmology Departments in the nation according to US News and World Report.... Read more

Kids’ Eyeglasses: Fit is Everything

July 27, 2015

The stakes are incredibly high in the world of kids’ vision. Whether they have special needs or simply require a slight correction, their vision is constantly developing, so the wrong prescription or “slightly off” fit can actually cause further complications. ... Read more

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wearing Contacts in the Pool

July 14, 2015

We’ve all done it. It’s too much of a hassle to take them out beforehand, and who wants to look like a total noob wearing goggles the entire time you’re in the pool?... Read more

Don't Injure Your Eye This 4th of July

July 02, 2015

Eye injuries caused by fireworks have more than doubled in the past three years according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.... Read more

"Independence Day(s)” For Low-Vision Adults

July 02, 2015

Millions of Americans lose some of their sight every year, but that doesn’t mean they have to lose their independence or give up on the things they love to do. ... Read more

Can Your Eyes Get Sunburned?

June 22, 2015

We all know the sun can do a real number on unprotected skin. UV radiation can cause sunburns that actually change our DNA and put us at risk for skin cancer. But did you know that your eyes can get sunburned, too? The fact is, they are every bit as vulnerable as skin. ... Read more

Eye on Sports Injuries

June 18, 2015

According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), every 13 minutes an ER in the United States treats a sports-related eye injury—caused by everything from elbow jabs in basketball games to baseball and paintball games gone wrong. ... Read more

Go-To Experts in IOL Research for the World

June 01, 2015

At the helm of Moran’s Intermountain Ocular Research Center, Nick Mamalis, MD, and Liliana Werner, MD, PhD, have revolutionized intraocular lens (IOL) implants, design, and surgical techniques.... Read more

Custom Cataract Surgery: Choice is the Name of the Game

May 26, 2015

Sooner or later, odds are that you’re going to develop a cataract or two. According to the National Eye Institute, by age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Typically, this condition—a clouding of the normally transparent lens in the eye—shows up after age 65. ... Read more

Midvalley Clinic Now Open

February 23, 2015

Take a look at the construction of the building that now houses our Midvalley Dermatology Clinic and Moran Eye Center.... Read more

Heart Health = Eye Health

February 17, 2015

You’ve probably heard a lot of news about eating right for a healthy heart—focusing on a diet low in fat and abundant in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. But did you know that the same nutrients are also good for your eyes? ... Read more

Clean Your Contacts

November 14, 2014

IF you don't, it could cost you your vision. ... Read more

The Truth About Eye Whitening

September 09, 2014

Red eyes may be caused by anything from a poor night¿s sleep to a more serious medical condition. Beyond that, they're just plain annoying. ... Read more

The Gift of Sight

August 21, 2014

A mission to Guatemala allows University of Utah Health Care's John A. Moran Eye Center to bring gift of sight to underserved population.... Read more

Protect Your Eyes

August 15, 2014

Do you spend hours staring at a computer screen? It could have a very real impact on your vision. ... Read more

Keep An Eye on Summer Safety

July 01, 2014

Here are some tips for avoiding eye injuries in the great outdoors.... Read more

Something to bat an eye at: New treatment brings hope to patients that can't close their eyes

June 13, 2014

The FDA recently announced it was loosening restrictions on the use of devices that help treat a particular type of eye dryness. ... Read more

Facebook Story an Example of Why Kids Need Eye Exams

April 16, 2014

A photo of three-year old Rylee posted to Facebook helped diagnose a rare disease and highlights the importance of eye exams in young children. ... Read more

Improved Vision is Gift for Many at Moran Eye Center's Charitable Surgery Day

March 26, 2014

At the March 22 event, 17 surgeries were performed. In addition to a cornea transplant, physicians performed seven white cataract surgeries and nine cataract surgeries. ... Read more

Be Aware: Diabetes Can Lead to Eye Disease

May 07, 2012

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a good time to learn-and do something about-the possible effects of this disease that affects more than 25 million people in the U.S.... Read more

Be Aware: Diabetes Can Lead to Eye Disease

May 07, 2012

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a good time to learn-and do something about-the possible effects of this disease that affects more than 25 million people in the U.S.... Read more