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Wellness Wednesday: Alta View Hospital now using lasers in cataract treatments

SANDY, Utah — Intermountain Healthcare's Alta View Hospital has some new laser-based technology for treating patients with cataracts.

Thanks to that cutting-edge technology, James Breeze now sees the details of life. Details he had forgotten, “like the individual strands of hair and the glimmer of light,” he said.

Alta View ophthalmologists are now using femtosecond laser technology, which replaces the use of a hand-held surgical tool for certain cataract surgeries.

“It’s the most modern, up-to-date premium eye laser surgery available,” said ophthalmologist, Matthew Tempest, MD.

Breeze, 46, a diabetic since he was a toddler, had developed cataracts, which clouded his vision. He has now had the laser surgery on both eyes.

“The change in vision is remarkable,” said Breeze.

The femtosecond laser is used for the following cataract surgery steps:

- Corneal incision
- Anterior capsulotomy
- Lens and cataract fragmentation

“The laser can improve the precision and accuracy of each of these steps, with laser accurate depth and length incisions,” said Dr. Tempest. “This allows for better outcomes through faster healing and reduction of possible infection.”

In traditional capsulotomy, the surgeon will make a hole in the capsule using a hand-held instrument to gain access to the cataract. The laser allows a much more precise cut, protecting the integrity of the rest of the capsule.

Previously, patients had to go to a specialty hospital or clinic for this type of surgery.

For Breeze, the surgery means ditching the bifocal glasses and now seeing life as he saw it in his youth.

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Alta View Eye Care Center

About Alta View Eye Care Center

Alta View Eye Care Center ( ALTA VIEW EYE CARE CENTER ) is An Ophthalmology Provider in Sandy, UT. The NPI Number for Alta View Eye Care Center is 1053416362.

The current location address for Alta View Eye Care Center is 9720 SO. 1300 E. STE. E210 Sandy, UT 84094 and the contact number is 8015720631 and fax number is 8015720670. The mailing address for Alta View Eye Care Center is 9720 SO. 1300 E. STE. E210 Sandy, UT 84094- 8015720631 (mailing address contact number - 8015720631).

An ophthalmologist has the knowledge and professional skills needed to provide comprehensive eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists are medically trained to diagnose, monitor and medically or surgically treat all ocular and visual disorders. This includes problems affecting the eye and its component structures, the eyelids, the orbit and the visual pathways. In so doing, an ophthalmologist prescribes vision services, including glasses and contact lenses.

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9720 S 1300 E

Sandy, UT 84094

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Mathew R. Tempest, MD, joined the Alta View Eye Care Center in 2001. Dr. Tempest is a board-certified ophthalmologist, specializing in anterior segment surgeries, including cataract removal, lens implantation, Lasik. As a Utah native, Dr. Tempest received his undergraduate education at both the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, graduating in 1997. He completed his transitional internship at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona and went on to complete his residency training in ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee Eye Institute in 2001. He is currently on staff at Alta View Hospital, and St. Mark’s Hospital. Dr. Tempest is a member of the American Medical Association, Utah State Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Tempest enjoys hiking, skiing, and climbing. He loves spending time with his wife Stephanie and their new baby daughter Tessa.

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  • American Board of Ophthalmology

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  • Medical School - Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Tucson Medical Center (Internship)

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Alta View Eye Care Center

9720 S 1300 E, Suite E210

Sandy, UT84094

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