With a state of the art diagnostic work-up and multiple treatments (including in office) regimens for dry eyes, Dr. Murrell is creating a “Dry Eye Center of Excellence.”


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 27 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 office.

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Dr. Murrell | W. John Murell, M.D. | Amarillo TX

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


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 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 1987.

What’s New

Dr. Murrell has just started to implement the new multifocal, intraocular lens (IOL) by the Tecnis company called Symfony IOL. It is the latest generation of multifocal IOLs. It is similar to the progressive/no line glasses that you may be wearing. It also has two advantages over the other multifocal IOLs. It will allow more contrast sensitivity (the ability to distinguish a slightly different color adjacent to another color- i.e. gray on black background) than any IOL ever made. This would be very helpful with patients who have diseases, such as macular degeneration, which degrades contrast sensitivity. The Symfony IOL also has a TORIC option, which means that your astigmatism can be corrected. Dr. Murrel is very excited about this new lens and being able to offer it to our patients.

Dr. Murrell also recently attended the ASOPRS meeting in New Orleans!

Dr. Murrell ASOPRS Meeting New Orleans

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To schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Murrell, call: (806) 351-1177 or (800) 782-6393

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