Dr. Matheson Harris, a board-certified ophthalmologist and oculoplastic (ophthalmic plastic) surgeon, is now seeing patients at Hoopes Vision and performing surgery at our on-site surgery center, EyeSurg of Utah. He specializes in such surgeries as eyelid lifts, lacrimal (tear) gland procedures, and other reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries of the eye area. Dr. Harris will see patients at Hoopes Vision’s main location in Draper in addition to maintaining his current practices in Murray and St. George.
A native of Utah, Dr. Harris completed his undergraduate education first at Dixie College, then Southern Utah University. He went on to complete medical school at Penn State University, followed by an internship at the Milton S. Hershey Medical center and residency in Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He then completed a two-year ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) oculoplastic surgery fellowship at West Virginia University Eye Institute, with special training in orbital and lacrimal surgery, in addition to eyelid and facial reconstruction. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Phillip C. Hoopes, CEO and Chief of Surgery at Hoopes Vision, said, “Many of the cataract and post-cataract patients we see are also in need of eyelid surgery. Many of these eyelid surgeries are not merely cosmetic but medically necessary, as the field of vision in elderly patients can often be obscured by drooping eyelids, affecting such daily activities as driving. To have a talented and experienced eyelid specialist such as Dr. Harris treating patients at Hoopes Vision and operating in our surgery center is a natural fit, and allows us to provide yet another service to our patients in the Salt Lake City area and throughout Utah.”
If you believe you or a family member may be in need of eyelid or other oculoplastic surgery, please call Hoopes Vision at (801) 568-0200 to schedule an appointment.