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Dr. Lloyd Williams

Ophthalmology
Holladay, UT
14 years experience male

Locations

Standard Optical

Holladay, UT

Address

4878 Highland Dr., Holladay, UT
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:30am
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Practice website

Fax

(801) 272-8867

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

I am a fellowship trained cornea transplant, cataract, and refractive surgeon practicing in Salt Lake City. I also do basic research related to the cornea and ophthalmic diseases.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Yes: You may use Pataday while you have a stye, but it won't help with the stye. Treatment for a stye is warm compresses and sometimes surgical drainage if... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Have it checked out: An object in the eye can cause serious infection that can lead to vision loss, especially if the object is vegetable matter or wood. The object may be... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
About 1-4 days: It depends on the size of the scratch. Uncomplicated small scratches or abrasions can heal in 24 hours. The entire corneal surface can heal in 3-4 day... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
No: Cataracts in infants are congenital, metabolic, or from infectious causes. Cataract in infants can rapidly lead to amblyopia and permanent vision loss... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Possible retina tear: Flashes of light that occur in the dark (or with eyes shut) can be a sign of vitreous detachment, retinal tear, or retinal detachment. The flashes are... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
About 1-4 days: It depends on the size of the scratch. Uncomplicated small scratches or abrasions can heal in 24 hours. The entire corneal surface can heal in 3-4 day... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Common: YAG laser is a commonly used laser in treating posterior capsular opacification (a membrane behind the lens) after cataract surgery. It is also used t... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
No: not all brain lesions produce headaches although large ones may due to increased intracranial pressure. Also, most headaches are not due to brain lesi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Need to see Dr.: red and sensitive eyes could be due to serious eye conditions like corneal ulcer, iritis, uveitis, etc... these cannot be treated at home.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Couple possibilities: You should see ophthalmologist. Itching eyes is usually allergic. your could try an over-the-counter allergy drop like pataday. With contact lenses, t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
No: Visine constricts the blood vessels in the eye so that is doesn't appear red, but it does not treat the underlying bacterial or viral infection causin... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Not really: The word sty is usually synonymous with chalazion, a blockage of an oil gland along the eyelid. There is not generally an infectious component. The tr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Usually 6-8 hours: It depends on what type of drops are used. Phenylephrine and tropicamide are probably the most commonly used at the optometrist or ophthalmologist's o... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Yes: LASIK and PRK will make your eyes dryer, so that is not a good thing for you. If you are -3.00 D nearsighted or worse, your could be a candidate for I... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Dark adapted vision: Scotopic vision is vision in low light conditions. It is in contrast to photopic vision which is vision in high light conditions. Scotopic vision is g... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Decrease pressure: IIH is a syndrome of increased intracranial pressure (ICP). Often moderate (about 6-10% of body weight) weight loss will resolve IIH. IIH can also be ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Not always: Bleeding in the white part of the eye is called subconjunctival hemorrhage. By itself, it is not serious, but it can cover something more serious like... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Many possibilities: The 3 most common in my experience are dry eye, recurrent corneal erosions, and corneal abrasion. It is possible for more serious causes and likely sh... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Both are common: Dryness and floaters are among the most common eye complaints and the most persistent, thus it would not be unlikely for each to occur at the same tim... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
About 2 weeks: Your question is a little hard to understand, but it seems like you are asking how long blurry vision lasts after atropine. Atropine paralyzes your ey... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Ask your surgeon: The answer is that it depends on how your individual surgery went and what it entailed. There are some patients on whom I do cataract surgery where I ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Depends: floaters are caused by vitreous (the jelly inside the eye) degeneration. lubrication, steroid, and eye drops of any kind will not affect the presence ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Laser not necessary: Cataract surgery is usually performed when vision is about 20/40 or worse, however it depends on many factors. One thing I tell my patients, is that i... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Yes: artificial tears with preservatives can be used daily up to 4 times a day. In my patients who need them more often I recommend preservative free artif... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Maybe, and yes: contact lenses can make eyes feel dryer. It depends on how dry your eyes are, what contact lenses you use and what treatments you are using for dry ey... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Should see surgeon: Blurry vision after yag could range from mild (dry eye) to serious conditions (lens dislocation or other complication). You should let your surgeon kn... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
MRI does see orbit: A brain MRI will see the contents of your orbit, although the detail depends on the slice thickness. Some orbital tumors can be small and thick slices... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Make print larger: Treatment for macular pucker is surgery. Most patients describe vision from macular pucker as distortion rather than blur, so consider other causes of... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Many ways: There are many ways to prevent pregnancy. These include at least the following: abstinence from sex, oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices, barrie... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
A few suggestions: Many possibilities. Assuming no changes in vision and not having any additional information, here are some things that it could be (although I can't m... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Different surgeons have different opinions, but most i know would say you should wait at least a couple weeks or a month. It probably depends somewhat... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Contact lens: Probably the safest and easiest option is to use a cosmetic contact lens. There are surgical options depending on the level of damage, but if you can ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
There are options: Migraine is a multifactorial problem, but people can find relief. One first step is to identify and avoid migraine triggers (these can include foods, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
When it is resolved: I would wait until the conjunctivitis has completely resolved. In addition, you should get rid of that pair of lenses, the cleaning solution, and the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Yes: Crossed eye can be caused by accomodation or by eye muscle problems. Accomodative causes can sometimes be fixed with glasses. Surgery on the eye muscl... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Depends: In your question, you did not indicate where the burst blood vessel is located. If it is in the conjunctiva (giving a red spot on the white part of yo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Many possibilities: The 3 most common in my experience are dry eye, recurrent corneal erosions, and corneal abrasion. It is possible for more serious causes and likely sh... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Not difficult: macular pucker (sometimes called epiretinal membrane) is uncommon, but not rare. Most retina surgeons are experienced in doing a vitrectomy with membr... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Bacterial infection: Preseptal cellulitis is usually a bacterial infection of the tissues surrounding the eye. It is treated with systemic antibiotics, often augmentin, (a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Some are: Steroid induced eye pressure changes usually improve after stopping steroids, steroid induced cataract is not reversible, but can be treated with cata... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Potentially: Most likely a gray spot in your vision is a floater, however there are many other causes and some are vision threatening. The first step is to see an ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
RK makes a challenge: Rk makes calculating the right lens to put in your eye after cataract surgery more challenging. In other words, there is a greater chance that you wil... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
About 2 weeks: Subconjunctival hemorrhage (a small bleed on the surface of the eye) goes away in about 2 weeks. If the red dot is a blood vessel loop or being caused... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Depends on location: It depends on the location of the epiretinal membrane causing your macular pucker. Reading vision primarily depends on what is happening in your fove... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Usually months: Floaters are caused by condensations of vitreous that cast a shadow on your retina. They usually sink out of the visual axis over the course of 6 mont... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Depends: Retin-a is a prescription vitiamin a derivative cream. Retinols are found in many types of products and foods and have lower potency. You should not u... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Osteogenesis imperfe: Osteogenesis imperfecta (sorry, the name is too long for the 20 character limit above). This is a bone disorder that leads to easily fractured bones a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Not usually: Antibiotics are generally ineffective for treatment of stye or chalazion, which are caused by blockage of oil ducts, not by infection. The best treatm... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Yes: Blood floating in the anterior chamber of the eye (hyphema) will almost always cause blurry vision. It is important to see an ophthalmologist for hyph... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lloyd Williams
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Usually 6-8 hours: It depends on what type of drops are used. Phenylephrine and tropicamide are probably the most commonly used at the optometrist or ophthalmologist's o... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Williams is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Williams is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you my main concern was just my vision the wearing of glasses me
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your advice :)
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Very helpful information. Thank you so much.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

University of Utah - Moran Eye Center

Awards

Featured in the film “Duk County” which was the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival 35 - winner of the Norman Vaughan Indomitable Spirit Award and winner of the Moving Mountains Prize– 2013
The Yassine Daoud Research Grant Award, 2012
Moran Eye Center – Resident Speaker of the Year, 2012

Affiliations

Adjunct Research Professor of Ophthalmology - Moran Eye Center
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