Richard Burns, M.D.
Dr. Burns offers his patients a variety of highly effective laser eye surgery procedures, including LASIK, LASEK, LTK and PRK. He often recommends PRK for patients with thin corneas and/or large pupils – two factors that might disqualify them form LASIK. While different from LASIK, PRK delivers similar results, allowing many San Diego, Temecula, Hemet, Sun City and Murrieta patients achieve clear vision without glasses.
First, Dr. Burns administers numbing eye drops and places special retainers on your eyes to keep your eyelids from moving.
After preparing your eyes, he uses a special excimer laser to reshape the corneal surface.
Following the completion of your PRK procedure, Dr. Burns places a soft contact lens over the treated area. This lens acts as a protective bandage.
There are several good reasons why certain patients choose PRK. Photorefractive keratectomy offers the following benefits: