Can Intraocular Lens Surgery Help My Vision?

intraocular lens surgery Many people consider their vision to be their most valuable sense. We hold our vision near and dear to our hearts. So when it is put in jeopardy, we do everything we can to ensure it stays intact.

Intraocular lens (IOL) surgery is a procedure that replaces your natural lens with an artificial lens and is typically performed on people who are suffering from cataracts. This procedure may be necessary to regain visual acuity if you have visual problems.

If intraocular lens surgery looks like something that can help you with your vision, then it is vital to understand how the procedure is performed.

How Is IOL Surgery Performed? 

IOL surgery is performed by making a small incision in the cornea and removing the damaged or clouded lens. The new artificial intraocular lens is inserted through the incision and positioned correctly.

How Do I Know If I Need IOL Surgery? 

IOL surgery is typically performed on people who have undergone cataract-removal surgery. This is because the entire lens is extracted from the eye during cataract-removal surgery.

However, IOL surgery can be used to enhance your vision for other reasons as well. This is often called refractive lens exchange surgery and is utilized by people looking to improve their vision but are not candidates for LASIK.

Types of Intraocular Lens 


This is the most commonly used lens in an IOL replacement surgery. These lenses allow people to see more clearly at a specific distance. Usually, when these lenses are used, the distance is set further away so that the patient can see things that are further away more clearly.

Toric Lens

Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism, an eye condition caused by an irregular shape in the cornea. Since toric lenses can correct vision at varying distances, it is a perfect solution for people who have astigmatism.


These lenses offer multiple focal points and improve visual acuity at different distances. When used, they can often limit or remove the need to wear glasses altogether.

Get Your New Lenses With Dr. W. John Murrell 

Dr. W. John Murrell is a board-certified ophthalmologist in Amarillo, TX, specializing in cataracts and oculoplastics. He has extensive experience in the medical field, with over 35 years of work in his private practice.

If you want to work with Dr. W. John Murrell, call us at call us at (806) 351-1177 or fill out our contact form online to schedule a consultation.

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7411 Wallace Blvd
Amarillo, TX 79106

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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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