Can I Slow the Progression of My Cataracts?

Cataract Surgery Amarillo TX Cataracts cause vision to become hazy and cloudy over time. In most instances, there comes a time when the natural lens of the affected eye (possibly both) needs to be replaced with a human-made lens due to severe vision impairment. As successful as cataract surgery is, it is understandable that a person who has just started to experience clouding of their vision would want to know if there is any way to slow this process of vision loss.

There is no trick to resolving cataracts completely other than surgery. However, specific lifestyle strategies have been praised for their ability to support eye health and, as such, potentially slow the progression of cataracts.

Wear UV-Blocking Sunglasses

Protect your eyes from UV light. Just like your skin can be damaged from too much time in the sun, so can your eyes. This is why we recommend a good pair of UV-blocking sunglasses for people of all ages. That UV light can enter the eyes through the small space between your glasses and your forehead. Consider also wearing a hat if you plan to be outdoors for an extended period.

Ask Your Doctor About Your Medication

Talk to your doctor about medications. If cataracts are already growing and you want to minimize their effects, talk with your doctor about any prescription drugs you are taking. There are hundreds of medications that carry the side effects of worsening cataracts (they won’t cause them). A medication change may be in order.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Feed your eyes well. Studies have suggested that the antioxidants in whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk and progression of cataracts. Carrots, in particular, nourish the eyes with beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A. Carbohydrates are not good for the eyes or the body. These should be limited due to their link to cataract progression. Finally, stay hydrated; your eyes need the lubrication for optimal health.

Schedule a Consultation

We can remove cataracts whenever the time is right for you. Dr. Murrell has equipped our Amarillo office with the most sophisticated diagnostic technology and surgical devices to achieve the best outcome for each of our valued patients. Learn more about cataract surgery at (806) 351-1177.

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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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