Tribute – Dr. Alan S. Crandall


Alan S. Crandall, MD, a pioneer in the field of glaucoma, inventor of surgical techniques, and leader of several humanitarian efforts, left for heavenly abode  on October 2, 2020, at the age of 73.

Dr. Crandall, a skillful surgeon and teacher par excellence, served at John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, for 39 long years, and is well known all over the globe for his unprecedented contribution in the field of medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataract, as well as complicated anterior segment surgery. Taking a small overview of his contributions in the field of Ophthalmology, few laurels bestowed upon him are: 

  • The American Glaucoma Society Humanitarian Award
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology Humanitarian Award
  • The ASCRS Humanitarian Award
  • The inaugural ASCRS Foundation Chang Humanitarian Award

Dr. Crandall- a masterful surgeon, teacher, mentor, and above all, a great human being, your life journey will always be a torch bearer in the field of Ophthalmology. Thanks a lot SIR. Condolences to the family.

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