What is an LRI?

Limbal Relaxing Incision (LRI) -is a refractive surgical procedure to correct minor astigmatism in the eye. Incisions are made at the opposite edges of the cornea, following the curve of the iris, causing a slight flattening in that direction. Because the incisions are outside of the field of view, they do not cause glare and other visual effects that result from other corneal surgeries like Radial Keratotomy. LRI’s have become the most common technique to correct astigmatism as part of cataract surgery.

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