Richard Burns, MD

California Eye Professionals
41637 Margarita Road, Suite 100
Temecula, California 92591
(800) 264-8327

Dr. Richard Burns
Dr. Richard Burns



Serving patients seeking cataract surgery with Crystalens, AcrySof ReSTOR, Toric IOLs in Hemet and the surrounding area

Richard Burns, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive and cataract surgery. Dr. Burns has more than 25 years' experience, during which time he has achieved an outstanding surgical record. In addition to being one of the top 10 implanting surgeons in the country, he is also one of the few cataract surgeons in Southern California to perform cataract surgery with the advanced multifocal AcrySof ReSTOR intraocular lens implant, the Crystalens implant and the Toric (astigmatism correcting) implant. In recognition of his remarkable surgical skills, Dr. Burns has earned a reputation for excellence throughout the San Diego, Hemet and Temecula areas.

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Dr. Burns performs advanced refractive cataract surgery. To begin the procedure, he creates a small incision in the eye. Next, he carefully extracts the clouded lens (cataract) and replaces it with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Once the IOL has been inserted, he can correct any refractive flaws with laser vision correction procedures to produce clearer vision. Dr. Burns offers the accommodating Crystalens IOL, which improves the eye's ability to change focus from near to distant objects, as well as the multifocal Restor IOL that corrects for near, intermediate and far distances. He also offers Toric IOLs, which correct for astigmatism, promoting significantly clearer vision at all ranges of view.

In addition, Dr. Burns offers LASIK surgery, LASEK, PRK, LTK and refractive lensectomy (RLE) to give patients clearer vision and reduce their dependence on eye glasses or contact lenses.

To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Burns and learn more about your refractive and cataract surgery options, contact Advanced Cataract Surgery and LASIK at (800) 264-8327.

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What Do Patients Say About Dr. Burns?

"I waited a long time for my eye correction surgery and I did a great deal of research before I made a decision. Qualifications are always at the top of the list, but equally important to me was individual attention. Dr. Burns has all the appropriate qualifications and experience. He takes all the time I need to answer questions and talk about this new experience of seeing well again without my glasses. He is the best and he is a wonderfully nice and caring man." — Cynthia Heath Kerrigan

"No one wants to go from bad vision to worse vision or even no vision; however, when a co-worker of mine recommended the Advanced Cataract Surgery and LASIK, I decided to set up a consultation. During the consultation the staff answered any and all questions my husband and I had. A week later, I was in and out of there in no time. The prep time took longer than the actual procedure. The most comforting part to me was that my husband was able to watch the surgery as Dr. Burns did the procedure. So thank you Dr. Burns, Tony and MaryLou for the ability to see for the first time in 16 years, without having to use glasses or contacts." — Delilah Rozmus

More About Richard Burns, MD

Richard Burns, MD, completed a medical degree at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He then performed an ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as Chief Resident and a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology. He also served as Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at Sharp Cabrillo Hospital, as well as Chief of Ophthalmology and Chief of Surgery at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group. Dr. Burns currently is in private practice in San Diego. He serves as the Director of Refractive Surgical Services at California Eye Professionals with offices in Temecula and Hemet.

Dr. Burns is frequently invited to lecture to various medical organizations to help educate ophthalmologists and optometrists. He is a member of several medical organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

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