Dr. Alan Jackson

Addiction Medicine
Murray, UT
32 years experience male

Locations

Cottonwood Eye and Laser Center

Murray, UT

Address

201 East 5900 South, Suite 101, Murray, UT, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 7:30am - 5:00am
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Practice website

Fax

8011-268-6602

Insurances accepted

IHC Health Plans

Aetna

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Medicaid

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Office

Murray, UT

Cottonwood Eye and Laser Center

Murray, UT

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

Licenses

United States: Utah

Languages spoken

English

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Keep it moist: A humidifier will help, use vaseline or similar product in your nose a night or if feels dry during the day time.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
No: Rsv is a virus, strep is a bacteria. Not even the same entity.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
No : Every person, even those after tonsil surgery, can get strep throat.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
10-14 days: Use of antibiotics does not shorten the contagious stage, the drops shorten the time you have to deal with goopy eyes.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Recheck the Rx: Have the eye care professional check the glass prescription, they may have been made wrong or too stong/too weak.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
It will heal: If hot enough to burn the uvula what about the rest of the mouth. This is a mucous membrane, moist all the time , it will heal very quickly. Be carefu... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Night sweats : Head ache in middle of the eye sounds sinus, an infection of the sinuses may cause all these.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: This is part of the side effects reported with this shot. If severe and red the see your primary care doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Blood flow: There may be something in pinging either on the nerves to your arms or blocking blood flow. Need to have it examined.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Oat meal: Either a bath or place on affected area like a paste.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
No: I doubt the contacts are causing the nausea!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
It is normal....: to need good lighting to see better, the light can help with contrast In what you are reading. It does not damage the eyes to read in dim light, the e... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Colored Contact lens: There are colored contact lenses that have a power in them to correct the vision. These typically cost more and are not as comfortable as regular con... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
No : Light has been shown to be toxic to the retina in premise. Uv lights can cause cataracts but seen with years of exposure. Your child probably has a p... Read More
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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
No : Just don't make the same error again. One time is ok but you noticed you daughter was lethargic or more drowsy than usual.
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A male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Can do LASIK: As long as the lupus is not active lasik should not be a problem.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
No: There is nothing that can permanently change the color of the eye.
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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Eye drops: Playing video games too long can make eyes irritated, dry because the blink rate diminishes drastically. This may be as simple as a pinguecula, change... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Feel : Your eye lid may have a bump in it . If so it is not gone.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Needs evaluation: This could be something as simple as dry eye, lens opacity or retinal disease.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Support: Support from those who love you and understand what you are going through is a big help.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Sounds: Like one oof those things kids and sometimes adults do subconsciously. More of a nervous or figet type of movement.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Dilated pupils: There are many chemicals that can cause mydriasis of the pupils , these are all self limited. Dilating eye drops used in the office cause mydriasis a... Read More
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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Antihistamines: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not only stop the itching but help your son sleep.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Sounds like: Pneumonia, you need to talk to the doctor who ordered this.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Blood vessels: This is most likely blod vessels. Fit a symptomatic then not to be concerned.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Humidifier: Morning sore throat is due to the throat being dry, a humidifier may help. I like to gargle with warm salt water if sore throat persists.
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A male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Style = chalazion: This is a plugged oil gland in the eye lid. Treatment is hot compresses , wet wash cloth heated in the microwave, for 10 minutes at least 3 or 4 time... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Be aware of : Avoid any medication containing pseudoephredrine.
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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Possibly: But lactose intolerant people not only have stomach pain after eating dairy products , they also experience severe diarrhea. If you have a feeling tha... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Contact lenses: The diameter of soft contact lenses are all essentially the same, what matters is the base curve which can only be determined by measurements done at... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Depends on the sympt: If symptoms are nasal/ sinus congestion then a decogestant is appropriate..Muscle aches, more flu like in symptoms i like theraflu.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
No tint : Floaters are a change in the fluid in the back of the eye, no tint will diminish the floater. Tint in glasses is a very subjective measurement. There... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Allergies: Give it some time. Drops for itchy eyes will help, zaditor( can be bought without a persrcription).
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Good idea: A doctor visit is a must, if your pupil has returned to normal since this happened it was probably some chemical that caused this. If not back to nor... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Use Refresh Contacts: While wearing your contacts you should use a drop that is approved to be used with contacts. There are many artificial tears or wetting drops that ar... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Dehydration: These are all symptoms of dehydration. Push the fluids, if becomes worse see a doctor.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Early changes: This means that there has been some early damage to the optic nerve/ retina. As long as the eye pressure is controlled over every exam you should not ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Itching: Itching usually means allergies. Consult you primary care doctor for best treatment for this.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Infection: Of the lacrimal, tear drainage system or possibly a blockage in the system, good idea to have an eye doctor look at this !
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Check the glasses: It sounds as if the prescription of the glasses is not correct. Time to have it checked.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Inflammation: Hard physical work can cause inflammation of the involved joint, treatment is rest, Ibuprofen and see a specialist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
If started: Within 72 hoursof the onset you should notice the difference withe 3-4 days but take the entire prescribed dose.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Age : Increase age is a definite risk factor for glaucoma. This does not mean it is harder to control with the aging process, it is just a risk factor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Strengthen: Physical therapy to strengthen the surrounding muscles. If persists need to see the surgeon who did the surgery.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Long term: Those that have long term problems with dry eyes are those people that had issues before lasik. To avoid any such problems before lasik surgery. Any d... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Usually: Due to allergies. Try allergy medication either by mouth or eye drops.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Not at your age.: However people with congestive heart failure can be affected by fluid intake.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Need eye exam: Hard to say what is happening with your eyes without an exam.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
See a doctor: This needs to looked at by an md, only by this can you find out why so much discomfort and treat it appropiately.
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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

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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