Laser Cataract Surgery Southern California

LenSx Cataract Treatment in San Diego & Temecula

San Diego laser eye surgery provider Dr. Richard Burns offers advanced laser cataract surgery with state-of-the-art LenSx laser technology. Dr. Burns makes uses the latest cataract removal methods to enhance surgical accuracy, decrease procedure time and achieve improved visual results.

What Is Laser Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens that can occur through the natural aging process, trauma, or medications, among other factors. Laser cataract surgery is the removal of cataracts through the use of advanced laser-guided technology, ensuring greater accuracy and safety. 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 handheld device
  • Perform anterior capsulotomy, which is typically completed with a handheld cutting tool
  • Perform lens fragmentation, which is usually done with an ultrasonic probe (phacoemulsification)

During laser cataract surgery in San Diego, Dr. Burns carefully places advanced intraocular lens implants (IOLs) in the eye for clear postoperative vision. He offers several types of premium IOLs, including CrystalensReSTOR and Toric IOLs. 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.

What is LenSx?

LenSx Femtosecond LaserThe LenSx laser is an FDA-approved femtosecond laser that allows Dr. Burns to customize each bladeless cataract surgery procedure and deliver improved vision correction results with maximum control and micron-level laser precision not attainable with other surgical methods.

Laser Cataract Surgery San Diego & TemeculaWhy LenSx?

There are no eyes like yours and there is no cataract procedure like customized cataract surgery for your eyes. 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. By adding computer control to key steps of cataract surgery, the Lensx laser ensures a higher level of precision when creating the surgical incisions. The Lensx laser is unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients.

The benefits associated with the LenSx laser include:

  • Increased precision, accuracy and control
  • Shorter time in surgery
  • Customized treatment
  • 3D visualization technology
  • Decreased risk of complications associated with corneal incisions

“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

Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA)


Optiwave Refractive Analysis 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.

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To learn more about laser cataract surgery or find out if LenSx Treatment is right for you, please contact one of our Southern California offices.