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

Limbal Relaxing Incision

In LRI, or limbal relaxing incision, the surgeon cuts the limbus, which allows the cornea to become more rounded when it heals. These incisions are also called peripheral corneal relaxing incisions.

Compared to corneal relaxing incisions (CRI’s), LRI’s are a weaker corrective procedure; however, LRI’s produce less postoperative glare, less discomfort, and the incisions heal faster.

Suitable for the following eye problems:

Who is a good candidate?
The best candidates have low to moderate astigmatism. Limbal relaxing incisions are also suitable for higher prescriptions. You must be over the age of 18, in good shape physically and have healthy corneas.

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Give us a call to set up your complimentary screening consultation, 541-687-2110.

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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. For our LRI patients, we highly recommend ChaseHealth Advance.