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The Moran Eye Center is the largest vision research and treatment center in the Mountain West. The center’s four operating rooms provide space for more than 6,000 surgical procedures each year. The center’s clinical floor and 10 community clinic locations host 146,000 outpatient visits each year.

The Moran Eye Center operates as part of the 425-bed University of Utah Hospital and provides ophthalmic care for the 121-bed Salt Lake Veterans Administration Medical Center. The Moran Eye Center, Veterans Hospital, and the Primary Children's Hospital serve as the principal training locations for our residents and fellows.

Intermountain Ocular Research Center

A nonprofit, independent laboratory that performs basic, in-depth scientific research on intraocular lenses. In addition, the Center provides services and education to surgeons, clinical ophthalmologists, their patients, and intraocular lens manufacturers worldwide.

Sharon Eccles Steele Center for Translational Medicine (SCTM)

Established in 2009 to more quickly and cost-effectively turn scientific discoveries into clinically effective diagnostics and therapies for blinding eye conditions, the SCTM is currently focused on finding better treatments for age-related macular degeneration under the direction of Gregory S. Hageman, PhD.

Global Outreach Program

This model program trains doctors, nurses, and other eye care professionals in more than 25 countries. We bring the most promising international surgeons to Utah for intensive training and send our own American residents abroad. At medical camps in the field, Moran surgeons restore sight to hundreds of patients in a single week, while also helping local trainees gain experience.

Utah Population Database

The John A. Moran Eye Center enjoys a fruitful relationship with the University of Utah’s Utah Population Database, one of the world’s richest sources of in-depth information on genetics, epidemiology, demography, and public health information.

Utah Lions Eye Bank 

This state-of-the-art facility serves the community and the Intermountain region by encouraging people to pledge and ultimately donate their eyes at death. The Eye Bank evaluates, recovers, processes and distributes corneas to qualified ophthalmic surgeons for transplantation and supplies eye tissue for a variety of research and educational projects.

Resident training includes the use of Moran’s Eyesi Surgical Simulator, a high-end virtual reality simulator for intraocular surgical training.

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