Limbal Relaxing Incisions
Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI’s) are a refractive surgical procedure to correct minor astigmatism in the eye. One or two micro-incisions are made in the outer(non-seeing) part of the cornea as depicted in the photo image. This causes a slight flattening in that region, thus correcting the astigmatism and accompanying visual distortion. LRI’s are usually performed during or after cataract surgery, Phakic IOL surgery or Refractive Lens Exchange, but are occasionally used after LASIK or PRK. They can also be one part of the blended vision approach to improve both your near and far vision. Our staff will fully explain this easy procedure to you if it is necessary.