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A Full Spectrum of Research

The John A. Moran Eye Center supports 16 research labs and centers, where interna­tionally-awarded faculty, including one of the world’s top retinal teams, are developing the treatments of tomorrow.

Moran invests in the full spectrum of research, supporting basic research that adds to our foundation of knowledge and then providing the tools to translate discoveries into new therapies and treatments. 

Our Renowned Research Centers

  • Physicians and companies worldwide use the Intermountain Ocular Research Center to vet artificial lenses used for cataract surgery.
  • The Sharon Eccles Steele Center for Translational Medicine is fast-tracking new therapies for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), using the world’s largest repository of donor eye tissue of its kind and data from an ongoing clinical study.
  • The Utah Retinal Reading Center seeks to contribute to the characterization of manifestation and progression of ophthalmic diseases, focusing on evaluating treatment response to innovative therapeutic strategies.
  • The Alan S. Crandall Center for Glaucoma Innovation is leading the way to better diagnostics, safer and more effective therapies and surgical devices, a deeper understanding of glaucoma and its genetics, and expanded access to care worldwide.

Research Publications

Driving Discovery: The John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah

Meeting the Global Challenge of Glaucoma with Ike Ahmed, MD, FRCSC

John A. Moran Eye Center Research Overview 2021

Contact Us

University of Utah School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

John A. Moran Eye Center
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Phone: 801-585-3723
Fax: 801-581-3357

Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD, Vice Chair of Research 
Phone: 801-581-4069

Sydney Gee, Associate Director of Research
Phone: 801-581-3560

Julee LaMothe, Programs Manager 
Phone: 801-585-3723

Amanda Peral-Orantes, Administrative Program Coordinator
Phone: 801-585-9072

Barbara Korous, Director of Operations
Phone: 801-585-6143