Cataract Surgery Customized to Improve Your Vision

Millions of Americans are expected to have to deal with cataracts at some point in their lives. This common problem can slowly degrade vision but, with appropriate care, can be corrected. This is great news! All you need to do is recognize when it is time to have cataract removal surgery, and how to discover which approach is best suited to your needs. That’s where we come in. Dr. Murrell has been providing personalized ophthalmologic care to patients in the Amarillo area for more than 30 years. When you visit our office, you can expect to receive a thorough examination and full information regarding your treatment options.

Cataracts: What They Are and how to Spot Them

Cataracts develop on the natural lens of the eye when individual protein cells clump together. When this happens, the lens becomes cloudy. Once proteins begin to accumulate, cloudiness progressively worsens. Without lens replacement, clouding can completely obstruct vision. Fortunately, vision can be restored with a simple in-office procedure that takes less than half an hour.

One of the telltale signs of a cataract in one or both eyes is blurred cloudy vision. People who wear eyeglasses or contacts may notice that their prescription changes frequently. Halos or glares may appear around light sources, and light sensitivity may occur. Finally, the vibrancy of colors may appear diminished, and night vision may decline. Symptoms like these serve as an alert that a comprehensive eye exam is needed.

Cataract Removal can Include Vision Correction

Cataract surgery is performed to remove the clouded lens and insert a new lens in its place. The new lens sits within a pocket of tissue and does not feel any different than the natural lens. In many cases, cataract removal surgery also corrects vision. The way this is accomplished is by implanting a corrective lens in place of the natural lens that has become clouded.

Recent advances in ophthalmology have made it possible to greatly reduce a person’s need for corrective eyeglasses after cataract removal. For example, multifocal intraocular lenses allow for near vision and tasks like reading, as well as distance vision and tasks like driving. Another option for vision correction is available with Toric intraocular lenses. This premium lens may be appropriate for patients with astigmatism.

Cataracts are not usually considered a serious eye condition, but they can put a serious damper on quality of life. Therefore, treatment should be obtained as soon as enjoyable activities or safe driving are diminished by poor vision.

Learn more about cataract treatment. Call our Amarillo office 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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