Dr. Murrell has performed thousands of successful cataract surgeries since co-founding the Amarillo Cataract and Eye Surgery Center. He uses the latest technology and strives to make the experience seamless for his patients.



Dr. Murrell commonly performs eyelid surgery on the upper and lower lids. Whether for functional or cosmetic reasons, Dr. Murrell can provide patients
with refreshing results.



With over 30 years experience, patients can count on Dr. Murrell for their Botox injections. In addition, Dr. Murrell offers skin care products for patients to prevent and reverse signs of aging.


Dry Eye

When over-the-counter artificial tears just aren’t enough, Dr. Murrell uses two FDA approved treatments including Lipiflow and EyeXpress. He is one of the few Ophthalmologist in the United States to offer these two state-of-the-art treatments.


Ophthalmology And Oculoplastic Surgery in Amarillo, TX

Since opening his own practice in 1987, W. John W. Murrell M.D. has been providing patients with high-quality and personalized eye care. Dr. Murrell is a board-certified ophthalmologist and co-founder of Panhandle Eye Group and the Panhandle Eye Surgery Specialists Building, conveniently located in Amarillo, TX. Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Murrell has treated thousands of patients and performed thousands of successful surgeries for various eye conditions.

Dr. Murrell and his team offer a wide range of ophthalmology services and oculoplastic surgeries including cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, and dry eye treatment. In addition, Dr. Murrell provides cosmetic procedures including Botox for patients that want a younger and refreshed appearance. Whether you have cosmetic or functional concerns, our main goal is to provide our patients with treatment plans tailored to their ideal results. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Murrell, call (806) 351-1177 or (800) 782-6393.


W. John W. Murrell M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist in Amarillo, TX specializing in cataracts and oculoplastics. He is double certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology and by The American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Dr. Murrell opened his own private practice in 1987 in Amarillo, Texas. He later co-created and co-founded the Panhandle Eye Group and the Panhandle Eye Surgery Specialists Building. He has treated thousands of patients and performed thousands of surgeries for cataracts, eyelids, dry eye, and cosmetics. Patients travel far and wide to receive Dr. Murrell’s excellent care, and his mission is to give each patient the best results while treating them with the utmost kindness and respect.

After graduating with honors from the University of Maine in 1977, Dr. Murrell earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1981. He then interned at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas before graduating from ophthalmology residency at Texas Tech Health Science Center in 1986. He then completed his medical education with a fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston in 1987.

W. JOHN W. MURRELL, M.D. | Ophthalmologist Amarillo TX


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Read Our Testimonials

My comment on my cataract surgery with Dr. Murrell: When I went to my optometrist, all I wanted was to get new lenses to help me see better. My vision had gotten progressively worse in two years, but I trust the Optometrist and just wanted to go in and come... Read More >

This letter is to commend you on having such a good, helpful employee. Her willingness was beyond reproach. I am aware that your business does not submit supplemental insurance forms beyond Medicare for the removal of cataracts. My former employer, National Elevator Industry, does accept and pay for such surgeries.... Read More >

Had a real good experience. Everything was explained clearly and everybody was pleasant and professional. The ladies who handle booking and insurance are the best. I'm very pleased with the results. Thank y'all. Molly D.

What’s New

Dr. Murrell has been implanting a multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) by the Johnson & Johnson Tecnic Company call the Symfony IOL. It is the latest generation of Multifocal IOL’s. It is similar to the progressive/no line glasses that you might be wearing. The Symfony IOL has several advantages over older model IOL’s.

• Less  Chromatic Aberration (makes images sharper and crisper)
• Greater Contrast Sensitivity (allows you to see more distinctly)
• Gives a Full Range of Vision (distance, intermediate and near)
• Can reduce astigmatism (irregular cornea)

The Symfony IOL also has a Toric version which can reduce astigmatism (irregular cornea). This makes the Symfony IOL Toric the only Multifocal IOL which can give the patient both a Full Range of Vision and Correct Astigmatism.

Recently, another Intraocular lens company called Alcon has come out with its own multifocal IOL called Panoptic. This Panoptic IOL also has a Toric version. Dr. Murrell’s Surgery Center has used the Alcon IOL’s for 29 years with wonderful results. Dr. Murrell has implanted several of the Panoptic IOL’s with success. He will be continually evaluating these two IOL’s and is currently offering both of them for his patients at this time.

These two Multifocal IOL’s are the most advanced IOL’s currently available. Dr. Murrell feels that this IOL’s are awesome and is very excited that he can offer this to his cataract patients.

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Cataract Surgery: Before, During, and After

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Panhandle Eye Group Subspecialists


7411 Wallace Blvd | Amarillo, TX 79106

Get Directions »Tel: (806) 351-1177

Amarillo Cataract and Eye Surgery Center


7310 Fleming Ave | Amarillo, TX 79106

Get Directions »Tel: (800) 782-6393