Randy Burks MD FACS

Doctor Details

Dr. Burks is the senior partner at Ophthalmology Consultants, The Center For LASIK. He is a board certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist, who specializes in LASIK, small incision cataract surgery, and eye plastic and reconstructive surgery. He joined Ophthalmology Consultants in 1989 after completing twelve years of active duty service in the United States Air Force as an F-16 Flight Surgeon and Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. While serving at the Air Force’s major medical center as the Director of Residency Training, Dr.(Lt. Col) Burks was responsible for training eye surgery residents.

Surgical Experience

Dr. Burks has been performing refractive surgical procedures for over twenty years, and lens replacement procedures for over twenty-five. He was a pioneer in the South Florida area, combining refractive surgery with small incision, no stitch, cataract surgery, helping patients see and read without being dependent on glasses. He treats patients from all over the world who have complex cataract and refractive problems. He has also been an invited guest professor at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, teaching cataract and lens replacement techniques to surgeons in training. He was also a co-investigator in the FDA’s clinical trials on Custom LASIK for farsighted patients utilizing the Alcon LADARVISION laser. In addition to his expertise in cataract and refractive surgery, Dr. Burks is a fellowship-trained eye plastic and reconstructive specialist. He performs cosmetic procedures as well a treating facial cancers, deformities, and injuries. He is also an author of the book “What Every Patient Needs to Know about LASIK.”

Recognition

Dr. Burks has been recognized as one of Americas “Top Ophthalmologists” by the Consumer’s Research Council, and is featured in Top Docs, a prestigious group of physicians recognized as experts in their field. He was also honored with the title of “Humanitarian of the Year” in 2011 for his charity work in developing countries in Central and South America.
Education and Training

Bachelor of Science,  United States Air Force Academy (with honors)
Doctor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine
Harvard Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology
Residency in Ophthalmology, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Fellowship, Eye Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
LASIK certification by VISX and Alcon LADARVISION (instructor)
Teaching Appointments

Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Residency Training, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Assistant Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Washington, DC
Physician Instructor on the Alcon LADARVISION laser platform
Professional Appointments

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Fellow, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Chief of Staff, Outpatient Surgery Center at Coral Springs
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Northwest Medical Center
Past President, Broward County Ophthalmology Society
Chief of Surgery, Northwest Medical Center
Personal

Dr. Burks participates in charitable surgical eye missions, leading teams of surgeons into developing countries in Central and South America to help fight blindness. He is married to Karen Mann and has three daughters, Amber, Jessica, and Erica.


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Doctor Details
Board Certified
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Primary Specialty
Cataracts
Secondary Specialty
Oculoplastics
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)
Constance L. Trelka
311 out of 625 people found this review helpful
Summary: Impressive Dr., Staff, and Physical Plant
September 15th, 2014
Today was my first experience with Dr. Burks, and his staff, which I feared because of a long-standing "White Coat" anxiety, but from the beginning of my visit to the end, it was completely thorough and very calming. The Intake clerk was pleasant and efficient. After completing several forms, I was met by Ana, who did a lot of the preliminary testing which was thorough and informative for me and for the doctor. She was very patient with me as I asked questions while she completed her tests for the doctor to interpret. Dr. Burks and his assistant, Marsha, then allayed the rest of my fears regarding my optic condition. He was very professional, yet wonderfully personable, and Marsha was a breath of fresh air with her wit and humor. Lastly,the insurance clerk/appointment coordinator was very attentive and sweet. All in all, a good visit, and I shall be less anxious at my next appointment.
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