Long-Term Relief from Chronic Dry-Eye

Woman drips eye drops into her eyes. As a combination of water, oil, and mucus, tears are not just essential for controlling the dryness and comfort in our eyes. They also provide a protective layer against particles and allergens. The exact proportions of what makes up tears can significantly affect how well they work. Dry eyes can occur when there is not enough of the tear film produced by the body.

For approximately 86% of people with chronic dry eyes, it is not the amount of tear film their body is producing but the composition or quality of the tear solution that causes the discomfort and, if severe enough, pain in their eyes. In nearly all of these cases, it is a blockage in the Meibomian glad that is creating an imbalance of not being enough oil in the tear film to make it effective.

Although many products are available that can successfully treat the symptoms of dry eyes, these are not always convenient and, in some cases, may require multiple applications per day. Dr. Murrell is pleased to offer an FDA-approved treatment option that can painlessly provide long-term relief to dry eyes in those with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).

Dr. Murrell will perform a comprehensive examination to see if you have MGD and are a candidate for LipiFlow treatments. If it is determined you have MGD and that LipiFlow can help, Dr. Murrell will fit the LipiFlow device directly over your eyelids. Although patients rarely report pain or discomfort, a topical numbing medication may be used to ease the treatment.

The LipiFlow system applies a gentle heat and massage sensation to your eyelids to loosen and expel debris and blockages that may prevent adding the right amount of oil to the tear film. In less than 15 minutes, LipiFlow can successfully clear up blockages in your Meibomian glands and help your body begin to create higher quality and more effective tears.

There is no reason to continue to suffer from chronic dry eyes or rely on temporary solutions that only address the symptoms. Contact Dr. W. John Murrell in Amarillo, TX, to see if LipiFlow is right for you. Call 806-351-1177, or visit wjohnwmurrell.com to schedule an exam today.

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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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