Dr. Murrell and his partner have acquired the latest technology in cataract surgery equipment. The surgery is performed at the Amarillo Cataract and Eye Surgery Center.
The most common operation that an oculoplastic surgeon does is eyelid surgery. Dr. Murrell greatly enjoys doing what he was so well trained to do.
Dr. Murrell has had 30 years of experience in Botox. He is extremely excited about a promising new neurotoxin, which will last longer and will be soon available in his
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 at St. Paul hospital 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.
Check out our patient specials at the practice of W. John W. Murrell, MD in Amarillo, TX. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please call (806) 351-1177 or (800) 782-6393.
Dr. Murrell recently removed my cataracts and replaced them with a Symfony Lens. The procedure was painless. I am very pleased with the lenses and I no longer require glasses except for reading small print. I do experience the halo effect, mainly at night, around lights. But even with that... Read More >
Dr. Murrell has taken care of me since 2005 when diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Annually he thoroughly checks the health of my eyes. In April & May of 2016, Dr. Murrell removed my cataracts in both eyes & replaced with new lenses. Miraculously & instantly my vision went from... Read More >
Because of glaucoma, I have been seeing Dr. Dober Dixion for approximately the last 20 years. Over recent years I have also had an increasing problem with dry eyes to the point of constant sore eyes, increasing blurred vision and the need to use gel eye drops eight to ten... Read More >
Dr. Murrell has been implanting a new 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 Aberation (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. This is the most advanced IOL currently available. Dr. Murrell feels that this IOL is awesome and is very excited that he can offer this to his cataract patients.