(LRI's)Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI's)
There are three parts forming the outside cover of the eye. The cornea, the sclera and the limbus. The cornea is the clear part that covers the iris. The sclera is the white part of the eye. The limbus is the area that connects the cornea and the sclera. Limbal relaxing incisions treat up to moderate degrees of astigmatism. Small incisions in the limbus, which allows the cornea to become more rounded as it heals thus decreasing or eliminating ASTIGMATISM.
Limbal relaxing incisions treat up to moderate degrees of astigmatism. It is a procedure that should be considered if you want to reduce your dependency on glasses particularly when undergoing cataract surgery.
Everyone heals differently, but most patients resume normal activities the next day. The majority of our patients see a dramatic improvement in their vision within the first 48 hours. For others, vision may be blurry for a few days but should stabilize within a week.
One of the greatest benefits of limbal relaxing incisions is their ability to optimize the function of all intraocular lenses, especially advanced multifocal and accommodating lenses, to achieve a wider range of vision correction.
Limbal relaxing incisions are safe, and can be performed in only a few minutes during cataract surgery or as a stand alone procedure. LRI's can greatly reduce or possibly even eliminate your dependency on eyeglasses and contacts.
Compared to more expensiveLASER procedures, astigmatism correction with limbal relaxing incisions is an economical way to deal with astigmatism.