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Are you Taking Care to Safeguard your Eyes? | W. John Murrell, M.D. | Amarillo, TX

Are you Safeguarding your Eyes?

There are a few ways that we tend to think about eye protection. Many of us wear appropriately filtered sunglasses to reduce glare and UV exposure. Some people go so far as to watch what they eat, knowing that their general health will relate to the risk for eye diseases. Did you know that there […]


Let’s Talk about Light | W. John Murrell, M.D. | Amarillo, TX

Let’s Talk about Light

Vision is the byproduct of light. Wavelengths of light enter the eye and stream to the retina, where a clear image is formed through the interpretation of light. In sunlight, there are wavelengths of violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red light. Interestingly enough, the joining of every one of these colors creates white […]


Sweet-Tooth - Dangerous to your Eyes? | W. John Murrell, M.D. | Amarillo TX

Could your Sweet-Tooth be Dangerous to your Eyes?

Diabetes is a prevalent condition that affects nearly 30 million Americans at this time. There is a precursor to diabetes, too. It is referred to as pre-diabetes, and it is estimated that more than 85 million Americans have this condition. Those numbers sound bleak. They demonstrate that we may still have a long way to […]


Cataracts Require Ongoing Care | W. John Murrell, M.D. | Amarillo TX

Cataracts Require Ongoing Care

Your vision is a priceless function that you expect to retain for life. To do so takes a bit of effort. The more we learn about common eye conditions, the better we are all able to take care of our own eyes and prevent irreparable damage from conditions such as cataracts. Did you know that […]



Halos and Glares: Why you May See Them | W. John Murrell, M.D. | Amarillo, TX

Halos and Glares: Why you May See Them

Being able to formulate a clear depiction of an object boils down to light. Light enters the eye, it travels through its structures, and it focuses on a distinct point in the retina. Simple, right? Not so much. Any disruption of light transfer will affect vision. The way this manifests does not always equate to […]



Lifestyle Factors In To Age-Related Vision Loss | W. John Murrell, M.D. | Amarillo, TX

Lifestyle Factors of Age-Related Vision Loss

Conditions such as age-related macular degeneration are, as the name clearly suggests, eye problems that tend to occur later in life. Certain people are predisposed to AMD due to genetic makeup. As a result, this could lead to an assumption that there is little that can be done to increase the chances of maintaining healthy […]


Festoons: The Common Problem you Don’t Hear About

As an experienced oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Murrell routinely performs blepharoplasty and other eyelid procedures. For the most part, eyelid surgery is perceived as a procedure for individuals who want to refresh their facial aesthetic. However, there is another reason for blepharoplasty; one that we don’t often hear about: festoons. What are Festoons? Festoons are more […]


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