Signs You May Need Cataract Surgery

old woman sit on sofa, distracted from hand knitting Cataracts usually develop with age. You might be reading this because you’re disturbed that some of the symptoms you’re experiencing point you toward having cataract surgery. To warrant you make the right decision, here are the common signs that you might require cataract surgery.

  1. Blurry Vision

One of the main effects of cataracts is that they affect your vision. As they develop with age, you may notice having blurry vision occasionally. This happens because cataracts block light from entering the eye.

  1. Difficulty Seeing in Low Light Conditions

If you struggle seeing when it gets dark but have less trouble during the day, this could be a sign that you should talk to a doctor. The effects of cataracts typically worsen during the night. Engaging in activities like reading and driving at night might be more difficult.

  1. Frequent Changes in Your Eyeglasses

Suppose you frequently change your eyeglasses prescriptions because they only work for a short period. In that case, this is another tell-a-tale sign that you should consider having cataract surgery.

  1. Double Vision

Experiencing double vision or seeing shadows behind images can be frustrating. Talk to your doctor to determine whether you can fix the eye issue. Dr. Walter John Murrell is a cataract surgery specialist, and he should help you determine the cause of your double vision and other eye complications you might be experiencing.

  1. Difficulty in Performing Up Close Tasks

If you struggle to perform certain tasks up close, this should be another sign that you should talk to Dr. Murrell. Common challenges here include finding it hard to text, read, and sew.

Dr. Murrell has rich experience in cataract surgery. He has helped tons of patients improve their vision and also improve their daily lives. To understand more about your eye condition, book an appointment with Dr. Murrell, call (806) 351-1177. You can also visit for more information about ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery services. Our offices are located in Amarillo, TX.

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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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