The cost of removing a cataract - between $2,000-$4000 dollars - is prohibitive for many, leaving them to struggle with a completely curable form of blindness. The Moran Eye Center has started a Charitable Surgery Day, to help restore sight to some Utahns.
(Audio) Last month, President Obama announced an initiative to study the human brain. One of the researchers on the working group for this project hails from Utah.
The Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah has the largest eye bank in the world. A Utah researcher is using this resource to identify treatments for macular degeneration, a major cause of vision loss in the U.S.