Richard Burns, M.D.
Richard R. Burns, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in Refractive Laser Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, and Refractive Lensectomy (RLE). He has performed refractive surgery for more than 25 years and has corrected the vision of thousands of San Diego, Temecula, Hemet, Sun City, and Murrieta patients.
Dr. Burns received his medical doctorate from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following medical school, Dr. Burns completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Diego, where he served his final year as Chief Resident. Following his residency, Dr. Burns served as a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the UCSD School of Medicine.
Dr. Burns is a former Chief of Ophthalmology and former Chief of Surgery at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, and a former Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at Sharp Cabrillo Hospital. Dr. Burns has published numerous scientific articles in a wide variety of medical journals and is a frequent guest lecturer about advancements in refractive and cataract surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
We feature the advanced Ziemer Crystalline femtosecond IntraLase laser, which allows Dr. Burns to perform all-laser LASIK.
Read how “bladeless” LASIK can improve the results and safety of your laser eye surgery.
Highly sophisticated Laser Eye Surgery procedure in San Diego that uses the advanced Ziemer FEMTO LDV laser for bladeless creation of the corneal flap. Dr. Burns uses this technology because of its advantages associated with increased patient safety, speedy recovery and optimal vision outcomes.
We count with the leading–edge Allegretto 400 and VISX STAR S4 excimer laser platforms with CustomVue™ technology, as well as the advanced IntraLase femtosecond laser. Dr. Burns uses these devices to provide his patients with highly customized iLASIK treatments.
Dr. Burns’ practice is equipped with the latest LenSx technology for laser cataract surgery. LenSx offers patients increased safety and accuracy, reduced risk of complications after cataract surgery, and customized treatments for optimal surgical outcomes.