Our Vision for You
“You deserve the best, and so do your eyes.”
- Dr. Murrell

Our Vision for you

“You deserve the best, and so do your eyes.”

- Dr. Murrell


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.


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


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With over 30 years of experience, patients can count on Dr. Murrell for their Botox injections. In addition to the neurotoxin, 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 FDA approved treatment including Lipiflow and EyeXpress. He is the only physician in the United State to offer this state-of-the-art treatment.

Dry Eye

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 surgeryeyelid 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


Meet With W. John W. Murrell, M.D.

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.



LipiFlow Special $700.00!

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.

What's New

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.

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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 ...
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. ...
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.
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 ...

Contact us for all your health related queries!

Panhandle Eye Group Subspecialists

7411 Wallace Blvd Amarillo, TX 79106

(806) 351-1177

Amarillo Cataract & Eye Surgery Center

7310 Fleming Ave Amarillo, TX 79106

(800) 782-6393


Monday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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