A Treatment for Cataracts That Can Resolve Vision With Less Need for Glasses

Portrait of senior woman with blue shirt Although generally occurring later in life, cataracts can affect vision at any age. While the progression of cataracts is relatively slow and takes years to develop, they can cause significant blurriness or cloudiness in one or both of your eyes. If left untreated, cataracts can cause significant vision issues and even complete vision loss.

Cataracts refer to cloudiness that forms on the lens or iris of the eye. There is no specific cause of cataracts, but they generally appear as a result of injury to the eye or other condition that causes an increase in the production of protein. When these protein cells group together, they create patches of cloudiness that interferes with your vision.

Despite the seriousness of cataracts, surgical procedures reverse and reduce the symptoms of cataracts safely and effectively. Cataract surgery involves the removal of the damaged lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens with a specific focal point.

The artificial intra-ocular lens (IOL) can provide many years, if not a lifelong, improvement in your vision. Normally, the IOLs are mono-focal type, and to have both near and distant vision, may require one eye to have a different lens than the other. This can also be resolved with specific glasses with a different prescription on each side.

However, there are now premium options of IOLs, that can help restore lost vision, even if you have astigmatism, and reduce the need for glasses to correct distant or close-in vision. Since the IOLs are not as flexible as natural lenses and your body cannot adjust the focus as easily, it may not be possible to eliminate the need for glasses.

IOL surgery to restore vision lost from cataracts is very successful and comes with minimal risks. Regardless of your vision before cataracts start to form, ophthalmologist Dr. W. John W. Murrell can help you achieve clearer and brighter vision. Call Dr. Murrell in Amarillo, TX, at 806-351-1177 or visit wjohnwmurrell.com to schedule an exam today.

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Panhandle Eye Group Subspecialists

7411 Wallace Blvd
Amarillo, TX 79106

Amarillo Cataract & Eye Surgery Center

7310 Fleming Ave
Amarillo, TX 79106

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This is the latest IOL for Dr. Murrell's cataract practice. The LAL is the first IOL that can be adjusted after the surgery. Dr. Murrell can customize your IOL so that you can have the vision that you desire.

The LAL is a premium IOL which will not be covered under your medical insurance hence will have to pay for this IOL.


What's coming to Dr. Murrell's practice in the next few months.
Embrace with Accutite and Facetite and Morpheus Prime and Morpheus8

Accutite and Facetite: - These are FDA approved cosmetic devices that can melt fat and mildly tighten skin. It requires only a small opening in the skin. The Accutite is for small areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. The Facetite is for the larger areas of the face such as the jowls, neck, and nasolabial folds.

Morpheus Prime and Morpheus 8 - These are FDA approved cosmetic devices that are applied to the skin to tighten the skin and collagen underneath the skin. The Morpheus Prime is for smaller areas smaller areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. the Morpheus8 is for the larger areas of the face. Both Morpheus Prime and Morpheus 8 takes 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart from each other.

The Accutite and Morpheus Prime can both be performed to the eyelids to maximize the cosmetic effect. Likewise, the Facetite and Morpheus8 can both be performed to maximize the cosmetic effect.

The Embrace is the device that rungs the Accutite, Facetite, Morpheus8, and Morpheus Prime. These treatments are not covered by insurance. The patient will have to pay for the procedure.

What's New in Dr. Murrell Practice in 2023

Light adjustable IOl (LAL) for Cataract Patients

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