Make Sure You Are Well-Informed About Cataract Surgery

Seniors in the park with happy face smiling doing ok sign with hand on eye looking through fingers. Today’s cataract surgery has seen great improvements in precision and safety. When you decide that your failed vision requires cataract surgery, you’re in good hands with Dr. John W. Murrell, who has the training and experience of performing thousands of procedures. Do not procrastinate when your vision has become clouded and impaired. There is no need to be worried or stressed out about your decision to proceed with cataract surgery.

Cataract Surgery Necessity

The natural aging process causes the lenses of your eyes to become less flexible, less transparent, and thicker – causing sight to be clouded. The sun also breaks down tissues within the eye lens, which clump together. The clumping lens tissue causes clouding and is how cataracts begin forming. When your vision becomes impaired, cataract surgery is recommended by an experienced and skillful ophthalmologist.

Cataract Surgery Basics

Improved technology will be used to increase precision, comfort, and safety.

The procedure basics:

  • The cataract (cloudy lens in your eye) is removed
  • A fitted, new intraocular lens (IOL) will replace the removed natural lens

Preparation for Cataract Surgery

Your doctor will schedule a procedure in the weeks before the day of your scheduled surgery to measure the size and shape of your eye. The purpose of these measurements is to achieve the best artificial lens fit for you.

You may be instructed to abstain from eating and drinking for up to 12 hours before the scheduled surgery.

Should you have cataracts in both eyes, surgery is separated for each a few weeks apart. The first eye that undergoes surgery will be able to heal before the second eye undergoes surgery.

Cataract Surgery Day

During cataract surgery, you will remain awake. The entire procedure takes 10 to 20 minutes depending on the severity of your eye condition. Even though cataract surgery takes well less than an hour to perform from start to finish, you will need to recuperate in-office for at least 30 minutes or until any sedative wears off.

The doctor will numb your eye with medication to alleviate any pain. You may also be given medication for relaxation during the procedure.

A small incision will be made in the front of your eye and a tiny surgical tool is used to break up and suction out the cataract. Finally, your new lens will be inserted, and the incision cut is closed.

You Can Work With a Skilled Cataract Surgeon

You do not have to worry about undergoing cataract surgery when you trust the skill and experience of Dr. W. John Murrell in Amarillo, TX. Call 303-351-1177 to schedule your consultation 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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We offer earlier morning appointment starting at 7:40am for those who choose to come in at an earlier convince. Our phone hours are as posted.

8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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