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Dr. Alan Jackson

Addiction Medicine
Murray, UT
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Murray, UT

Address

201 e 5900 s ste 101, Salt Lake City UT 84107, Murray
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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Aetna

Cigna

Medicaid

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Cottonwood Eye and Laser Center

Murray, UT

About

Bio

I graduated from BYU in 1987 with a BS degree in Microbiology. Seeing that there was not much future in this I applied to medical school, graduating from Tulane University Medical school in 1991. I had a great interest in " eyes" mainly because of a n older brother that was a practicing and from other brothers that convinced me that the life style of an orthopedic surgeon was too busy. Three brothers practice orthopedics currently. After a hot summer in Phoenix doing an internship , I was accepted to an ocular pathology program at the University of Utah just before it became the Moran Eye Center. I then completed a residency in Ophthalmology at SUNY at Buffalo. Since this time, 15 years ago, I have been in private practice in a General Ophthalmogy practice. I am happily married with 5 children, two of whom are in college. We spend our time watching basketball, soccer games and enjoying dance concerts. Recently i have been involved the scouting program (BSA) andhave trained many adults how to run an effective program. I do enjoy the outdoors and almost all sports Residency in Buffalo, NY at SUNY, ocular pathology fellowship at the University of Utah under Mick Mamali

Specialties
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Addiction Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.0K Answers
1.8K Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Find out why they: Are yellow. Yellow eyes, icteric sclera, can mean liver disease first and foremost. Have your primary care doctor do blood tests for liver function.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
No: The only way to fix droopy eye lids is by surgery.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
You can't: There is no way to decreases the melanin in the iris, there is a medicated eye drop that can increase the dark color of your eyes though.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
No : Is it from graves disease? Exophthalmos needs to be evaluated for its cause before fixing it.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Squinting usually: Means you need a prescription to see better.Best thing to do to maintain healthy eyes is to have a eye exam every year.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Unaware of any: There may be some homeopathic remedies. I use over the counter cream and it works!
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Need exam: Easier to diagnose with a picture or actually seeing the area. Does not sound serious though.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
No: Not a good idea to inhale any powder !
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Yes : It is the response your body gives to the patch. Normal!
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Eye exam: Pressure in the eyes can mean many things, the most concerning is glaucoma. This is diagnosed on the basis of an eye exam. You may try artificial tear... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Glasses and contact lens prescriptions are different. Your doctor should be able to provide you with a glasses prescription without examination is yo... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Very: If drops and alt have not controlled the eye pressure , she has probably lost some of her peripheral vision. You need to talk with the glaucoma surge... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Double Vision: Blurry vision can seem to be double and is difficult for some people to differentiate between the two. Lasting only seconds is not a concern, notice i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Not bacterial : If using eye drops for infection and not getting better then it is not an infection. Please see your eye doctor for the appropriate treament.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Serious condition: This needs to be treated under close care of your doctor".
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Usually not: At 15 years old things may still change which may require future treatment necessary. If this is elective surgery it is worth waiting.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Side effects: Always side effects even with prescribed, nonrecreational drugs. Think twice or at least educate yourself before messing up your body.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Why ?: Many people want to get rid of nasal hair. There is no way to stimulate these to grow!
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
No: They need some treatment. Hot compresses with a moist wash cloth for 10 minutes 4-6 times a day will help it drain. If large however it is best to hav... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
No: Prolonged computer use does affect the surface of the eyes, causing dryness and eye fatigue. Glaucoma is pressure of the eye due to fluid build up, ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Always new : There are always new treatments for glaucoma, the istent is relatively new and has good results.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Surgery: The only way to get rind of floaters is to have them surgically removed by a retinal surgical specialist.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
No: At 24 years old if the eye is not able to be corrected by glasses now you are stuck with the vision you have. Staightening the eyes at an older age d... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Spiked?: Visine while not the best long term eye drop, it can be used sparingly without worrying. Even long term useage while not good doesn't create noticable... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
May have : Something under the upper eyelid, if so painful you need to have it examined by an eye doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Depends: This does depend on how difficult they were to remove, but usually 2 weeks.
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Yes, but: Yes it can be used to treat strep but there are probably better (and cheaper) alternatives.
A male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
PRK: After prk recovery there is no reason to limit your activity including swimming and those other sports. It is always a good idea to protect your eyes... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Contact lens: Although your eyes may be dry, hence the drops given you. If you wear your contacts for longer than prescribed there can be protein build up on them c... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Tear: Usually there is a tear or hole in the retina. Rarely just laser ing the tear or hole will close the area and nothing else is needed. If fluid is unde... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Both anti oxidants: That work on the same pathway. No need to take both lute in and beta carotene.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Meant things can...: Cause this. Most serious would be a retinal datechment. Could be a cataract or as simple as dryness. You need to have an eye exam to determine the ca... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Possible: Tear drainage blockage. Burning from lack or insufficient tears.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: The is no contraindications to this.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Microphthalmia: Is the diagnosis of small eyes, referring the the eye ball it self. Nothing can be done to make the eye bigger. Doubt if eyelid surgery will make th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Need thorough exam: An exam will be the only way to give the best way for you to treat eye strain. This would be a custome treatment, every person is different.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
The side affects: Will diminish with time as the body clears it .
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Conjunctival: Hemorrhages. These are not anything to worry about. They will resolve in a few weeks without any intervention.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Keep vision clear: And to keep eyes from fatigue, headache. Your prescription may still change to become less farsighted.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Does double vision: Remain when on eye is closed? If so the either an astigmatism or surface eye dryness can be the cause. If the double vision goes away when one eye. I... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Not all high myopes : Lattice retinal degeneration. Lattice retinal degeneration is diagnosed by examination and the area are generally located in the peripheral retina. I... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
No: If the flap is made by a blade there is a small chance of having a corneal abrasion. Corneal ulcers may come from untreated dry eyes or contact lens ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Need to be seen: On an urgent basis, if symptoms worsen go asap. You have the signs of appendicitis.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
No: Jock itch is just not transmitted that way. Just treat the jock itch first you will both be more comfortable.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Only way to : Correct the vision so as not to wear glasses is to get lasik. Otherwise get used to wearing glasses or contact lenses.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Better drops: Tears naturale (artificial tears) is ok but there are better ones; preservative free refresh, systane or blink will all help more than tears naturale ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Visine but.....: This is not the best drop to use. Eyes are suppose to had blood vessels in them to carry the needed nutrients and oxygen that all living tissue needs... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Tests do not : Change treatment of the iritis. The lab test only confirms the diagnosis and etiology of it.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
No: May make you drowsy and then this itchiness would not be as noticeable. Itching means allergies - use some allergy medicine, there are non drowsy prep... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Dissolvable sutures: Scarring should be minimal, if along the normal skin crease/ line it will barely be noticeable.

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Jan 20, 2014
I fully recommend Dr. Jackson to anyone needing an ophthalmologist as he has provided wonderful answers and seems to care deeply about his field of medicine. Great Physician and Colleague!
Has unique ability to clarify difficult concepts and communicate in a very effective fashion. Highly recommend.
Sep 28, 2013
Fantastic ophthalmologist! Intelligent, caring answers. I give him my highest recommendation.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

SUNY at Buffalo

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Utah - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Utah - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Utah - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Intermountain Medical Center, St. Marks Hospital, Alta View Hospital, Riverton Hospital
American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Utah Medical Association, Utah Ophthalmology Society
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