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Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon
Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Packer Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon

LIMBAL RELAXING INCISION — RISKS AND LIMITATIONS

Neither your surgeon nor the surgeon's staff can promise or guarantee that the procedure will be effective or make your vision better than it was before the procedure. It is possible that the procedure or a complication arising from the procedure could make your vision worse or could injure other parts of your eye, which could result in partial or total blindness. Additional procedures or surgery could be required including corneal transplant. Certain inflammatory conditions can cause severe post-operative complications such as corneal inflammation, which could result in permanent loss of vision. During your preoperative examination, the likely outcomes (e.g. uncorrected vision) will be conveyed to you based on the level of your particular refractive error.

Although it is not possible to list every potential risk or complication that may result from the procedure, many of them are listed below.

  • Under-correction or Over-correction
  • Halos / Starbursts
  • Equipment Malfunction
  • Increased Light Sensitivity of the Eye / Fluctuating Vision
  • Optical Imbalance
  • Regression
  • Increased Pressure in the Eye
  • Fragility on Impact
  • Eyelid Droop
  • Epithelial Erosion
  • Epithelial Ingrowth
  • Dry Eyes
  • Microscopic Corneal Surface Irregularities
  • Excessive Corneal Haze

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Commonly Asked Questions:
How soon after surgery will I see well?

Vision is usually good in 3 to 5 days.

Will refractive surgery hurt?
During the procedure, a strong topical anesthetic is used to numb the eye. Generally, only pressure is felt during the procedure.

Will my insurance cover LRI?
Most health care coverage considers LRI surgery an elective surgical procedure and does not cover it.