Moran Eye CenterThe John A. Moran Eye Center opened in July 1993, marked the beginning of a new era for the patients and patrons of the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
The department evolved from a surgical division in 1979 to a department in 1981, to the present international center for excellence, attracting renowned scientists, researchers and medical specialists.
Opened in 1993, the site includes 3 fully equipped operating rooms, a clinical floor with 25 exam rooms, minor procedure rooms, laser suites, a pharmacy, and the Utah Lions Eye Bank. Specialties include cornea and external eye disease, ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, refractive surgery, glaucoma, cataract, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, macular disease, vitreoretinal disease, uveitis and ocular infections, immunologic disease, and contact lenses.
The eye center became a reality as a result of a generous $3.5 million donation from University of Utah alumnus John A. Moran, coupled with many other gifts from patients, friends and organizations.
As time has passed, the Moran Eye Center has grown. It has reached its capacity in laboratory space and educational facilities. A new building is now under construction to house expanded research, education and clinical space. Neurology residents and neuro-ophthalmology fellows spend their neuro-ophthalmology rotations at this facility.