Are You a Good Candidate for an Intraocular Lens?

Stressful,Businessman,Taking,Off,Glasses,,Suffering,From,Dry,Eyes,Syndrome If you’re living with cataracts or other eye conditions that make it difficult for you to see, you may be interested in the idea of a synthetic lens, also known as an intraocular lens. At W. John W. Murrell, MD, Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic Surgery, our Armarillo, TX, team is here to help you see clearly. Here, we’ll take a look at how to know whether you may be a good candidate for an intraocular lens implant.

Good Eye Health

It’s important that you have general good eye health in order to be a candidate for an intraocular lens or IOL. If you have underlying diseases like macular degeneration or glaucoma, your procedure may not be successful. It’s also important that you talk with your eye doctor about any past eye trauma, as this could also affect the success of your IOL surgery.

Stable Prescription

In order for your care provider to determine the correct lens power for your IOL, it’s important that you have a stable prescription. Seeing your eye doctor regularly can help them determine whether your prescription is stable enough to make you a good candidate for an artificial lens.

Adequate Cornea

Your cornea needs to be thick enough to support your IOL. People who have thin corneas may be more likely to experience complications that can negatively affect their eyes after surgery.

No Eye Trauma

If you’ve experienced eye trauma that has affected the structure of your eye health, it can impact whether you’re eligible for intraocular lens implants. Eye trauma can lead to complications such as corneal irregularities, damage to the iris or lens, or even conditions like glaucoma or retinal detachment, which may affect the success of IOL implantation.

We’re Here to Meet Your Eye Care Needs

Our team is excited about getting to know you and learn more about your eye care needs. Dr. Murrell and the rest of our eye care team stay on top of the latest medical research to ensure that our patients get industry-best care. We love what we do, and we’ll work closely with you to ensure that you feel comfortable with your vision procedure through every step of the process. We’d love to talk with you about how we can help you see comfortably and clearly. Reach out to us by calling 806-351-1177 today to schedule a consultation.

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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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