How Resolving Ptosis Can Not Only Improve Your Appearance But Your Vision as Well

Portrait of young woman with perfect-skin clean The effects aging has on our skin can cause many aesthetic changes that can change the overall appearance of our skin. While you can still maintain healthy skin with a good at-home skin care regimen, aging can also affect the skin’s internal structure. As less collagen is created and elasticity decreases, your skin can start to sag or become dull in appearance.

Although many aesthetic treatment methods are frequently used to address fine lines and wrinkles that can appear from the loss of collagen and elasticity, the area below the eyebrows is often overlooked as an area that is affected by other results of aging.

Ptosis is the drooping of the skin and tissue of the upper eyelid caused by the stretching of the small muscle that controls your eyelids. Generally, this condition advances very slowly, and many people may not notice it until close attention is paid when looking in the mirror or if it becomes severe enough, their vision becomes partially blocked.

Usually, ptosis is harmless, other than potentially affecting your vision result of aging or genetics. However, ptosis that quickly develops over a few days or a relatively short amount of time may indicate a more serious internal medical condition and should be addressed and diagnosed as soon as possible.

The main goal of the procedure to resolve issues from ptosis is not to address cosmetic or aesthetic concerns. Instead, your surgeon will focus on tightening or reattaching the small levator muscle that controls your eyelid. However, this can also be combined with another eyelid procedure, blepharoplasty, that removes the excess skin and improves your face’s aesthetics.

In some cases, when surgery is required to resolve vision concerns, the procedures may be covered by insurance.

Dr. Murrell has the experience and skills required to improve your vision and address the aesthetic concerns caused by ptosis. Call Dr. W. John W. Murrell, Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic Surgery in Amarillo, TX, at 806-351-1177 or visit for a comprehensive exam.

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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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