Richard Burns, M.D.

Toric IOLs

Dr. Burns is a highly skilled Cataract Surgeon who treats patients in the surrounding area, including Temecula, Hemet, Sun City, and Murrieta. He lends his outstanding surgical skills to every ophthalmologic procedure he performs to treat patients’ vision concerns. Dr. Burns and his friendly staff take great pride is helping patients achieve clearer vision and happier lifestyles.
Many patients wish to receive Toric IOLs under Dr. Burns’ outstanding care. Dr. Burns is well known throughout Southern California for his remarkable surgical skills that produce exceptional results. During his 25 years’ of practice, Dr. Burns has earned a successful surgical record that has helped thousands of patients achieve clearer vision. In addition to cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange, he is a skilled San Diego LASIK surgeon. He is one of the only Eye Surgeons in the area to perform refractive cataract surgery, an advanced procedure that corrects for cataracts, as well as refractive flaws.

Dr. Burns takes great pride in producing crystal-clear vision within a comforting, state-of-the-art surgical facility. His surgical suite is equipped with some of the finest ophthalmologic technologies available and his attentive staff is always available to treat patients’ needs. Because of his dedication to patient satisfaction, Dr. Burns has earned a reputation for excellence throughout the San Diego area.

Toric Intraocular Lens

The Intraocular lens that corrects astigmatism (irregular shape) enabling the clearest distant vision.

Many people have small amounts of astigmatism that is not visually significant, however millions of people have clinically significant astigmatism that severely impacts their vision. Most also have a combination of hyperopia (farsightedness) or myopia (nearsightedness) and/or presbyopia (loss of reading vision) with astigmatism further limiting their vision and requiring thick and complex glasses.
The Toric lens eliminates both astigmatism and myopia or hyperopia, finally allowing the patient to potentially see clearly in the distance without glasses, many times for the first time in their life. While there can be no guarantees of total independence of glasses, a Toric lens offers these people their best potential vision system.

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Cataract Surgery with Toric IOLs

Dr. Burns performs advanced cataract surgery using the new aspheric Toric Intraocular Lens Implants (IOLs). During cataract surgery, Dr. Burns gently extracts the clouded lens and replaces it with a high-quality IOL, such as Toric.
These new aspheric Toric IOLs are able to treat myopia or hyperopia, depending on the patient’s needs, as well as astigmatism. Many patients who struggle with nearsightedness or farsightedness often undergo eye procedures with aspheric Toric IOLs to eliminate their dependence on the prescription vision correction methods of eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Once the procedure is completed, many patients are able to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. Some patients even boast better vision than when they were younger.

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Toric IOLs and Refractive Lens Exchange

Dr. Burns also offers Toric IOLs to those who wish to undergo Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). Similar to Cataract Surgery, Refractive Lens exchange is a sophisticated Eye Surgery procedure that extracts the patient’s natural lens and replaces it with a state-of-the-art aspheric Toric IOL to achieve clearer vision. Many patients undergo this procedure to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. Additionally, some may receive aspheric Toric IOLs in refractive lens exchange to prevent cataracts from developing.
During a consultation, Dr. Burns will meet with patients individually to discuss their unique ophthalmologic concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan to meet all of their goals. If you are interested in undergoing Cataract Surgery, Laser Cataract Surgery or Refractive Lens exchange with Toric IOLs with Dr. Burns.