Laser Cataract Surgery in San Diego
Serving patients from San Diego, Temecula, Murrieta, Sun City and Hemet
Committed to bringing the latest procedures and technologies to his patients, Dr. Richard Burns is pleased to offer laser cataract surgery. This latest, most advanced development in cataract removal allows Dr. Burns to enhance surgical accuracy, decrease surgical time and achieve improved visual results.
What Is Laser Cataract Surgery?
Laser cataract surgery involves the use of advanced laser-guided technology that enables Dr. Burns to perform certain steps of the procedure with more accuracy. Unlike phacoemulsification cataract surgery, the most common cataract removal procedure performed today, a laser is used to complete the following steps:
- Create corneal incisions usually completed with a hand-held device
- Perform anterior capsulotomy typically completed with a hand-held cutting tool
- Perform lens fragmentation usually done with an ultrasonic probe (phacoemulsification)
Following laser cataract surgery in San Diego, Dr. Burns uses advanced intraocular lens implants (IOLs), which are carefully placed in the eye for clear postoperative vision. He offers several types of premium IOLs, including Crystalens, ReSTOR and Toric IOLs.
Laser Cataract Surgery Technology
Dr. Burns performs laser cataract surgery with the leading-edge LenSx laser, the most advanced laser cataract surgery technology available today. The LenSx laser features revolutionary 3D technology, allowing Dr. Burns to visualize, customize and accurately perform the most challenging steps of cataract surgery, thereby increasing the accuracy and optimizing the alignment of corneal incisions and capsulotomy.
To learn more about San Diego laser cataract surgery and find out if you qualify for this procedure, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation with our skilled PRK, cataract, and LASIK surgeon, Dr. Richard Burns.
Understanding LenSx® Laser Technology for Cataract Surgery
There are no eyes like yours and there is no cataract procedure like customized cataract surgery for your eyes. Richard R. Burns, M.D. is pleased to offer Alcon’s Lensx laser, a bladeless computer controlled laser that allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods. By adding computer control to key steps of cataract surgery, the Lensx laser ensures the highest precision surgical incisions. The Lensx laser is unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients.
In my opinion this is the most significant advancement in cataract surgery in 20 years. Now we can do this painless procedure without a blade and take care of your astigmatism at the same time.”
Richard R. Burns, M.D
Cataract surgery and LensX treatment is not for everyone. You will need a full evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for eye surgery.
Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA)
Once Dr. Burns has removed the cataractous lens during cataract surgery, he carefully inserts an intraocular lens implant (IOL) to correct the patient’s vision. Now, with the Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) System, Dr. Burns is able to calculate the power of IOLs during cataract surgery to provide patients with highly precise vision correction results and reduce the risk of postoperative complications. The ORA System uses new Optiwave® technology to optimize intraoperative wavefront analysis and guide Dr. Burns as he selects the proper power of standard, premium or toric IOLs to fit each patient’s unique vision needs. The technological improvements in the latest ORA System utilized by Dr. Burns are the result of almost 20,000 cataract surgeries using WaveTec technology. The ORA System has been clinically proven to improve intraoperative accuracy, lessening the need for costly postoperative enhancements.