Alan S. Crandall, MD

Crandall2A world-renowned cataract and glaucoma expert, Alan Slade Crandall, MD, joined The Eye Institute of Utah in August of 1997 as a specialist in the medical and surgical management of cataracts and glaucoma. He has been a principal investigator in clinical research projects relating to cataracts and glaucoma, and has performed thousands of refractive surgeries. Thanks in part to his reputation, Dr. Crandall has been invited to lecture on these subjects in countries throughout the world.

He received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Utah, and completed a surgery internship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, followed by an ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at the Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia.

Through the University of Utah’s Ghana Exchange Program and his role as Co-Director of the International Outreach Division at the John A. Moran Eye Center, Dr. Crandall has spent more than a decade traveling to remote regions of the world to perform free, life-changing eye surgery to those in need and help train local doctors on surgical techniques. He is passionate about humanitarian work and eradicating preventable blindness in developing countries as well as making a difference within his community. Internationally, he has traveled to destinations such as Ghana, Nepal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tonga, Nairobi/Rwanda, Guatemala and more. Locally, Dr. Crandall works to perform charitable eye surgery through Operation Sight for patients in need of surgery right here in Salt Lake City, and he regularly travels to the Navajo Nation in southern Utah to perform eye exams and surgery to those in need.

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Dr. Crandall held the position of chief of service at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia from 1979–1981. He has served on the editorial board for both the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Ocular Surgery News since 1996.

Recipient of several national awards, Dr. Crandall is a past president of the Utah Ophthalmology Society and president for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has guest lectured since 1979 and has presented in many countries, including Sweden, Denmark, Egypt, Singapore, Venezuela, Vietnam, Brazil and England. Dr. Crandall has also published more than 100 papers for peer review and more than 10 medical books or chapters.

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