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Dr. Matheson Harris is a board certified Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmic plastic (oculoplastic) surgeon, also specializing in functional and cosmetic oculoplastic and facial surgery. A native of Utah, he completed his undergraduate education first at Dixie College, then Southern Utah University. He went on to complete medical school at Penn State University, followed by an internship at the Milton S. Hershey Medical center and residency in Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He then completed a two-year ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) oculoplastic surgery fellowship at West Virginia University Eye Institute, with special training in orbital and lacrimal surgery, in addition to eyelid and facial reconstruction. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Harris has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on oculoplastic topics and presented research at several national meetings. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Utah, providing oculoplastic training to the residents in ophthalmology. He is also involved in helping train oculoplastic surgery fellows with Dr. Richard Anderson. Dr. Harris formerly worked with the veterans at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center. Dr. Harris practices at his Salt Lake and St. George offices. Dr. Harris lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and 3 children. When away from the office, they enjoy many activities including skiing, cycling, camping, rock climbing and just being together. Dr. Harris enjoys woodworking, ski building, learning the guitar, and is a modern design aficionado.
I strive to treat a patient the way I would expect to be treated if I were in their shoes. Communicating with the patient throughout the examination by explaining what I'm looking for and what I am finding helps them understand their condition. I think it helps build trust and confidence that we both have the same goal, and that is to bring you the best possible outcome. I want to know about my patient's lives, not just their immediate problem. This allows me to serve them in a way that is most meaningful to them, not just to my understanding. I want my patients to leave the office feeling they were listened to and that their biggest concerns were addressed. If I can do that, I've succeeded as your doctor.