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 (CRIs), LRIs are
a weaker corrective procedure; however, LRIs 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.
Give us a call to set up your complimentary screening consultation, 541-687-2110.
Related Information About Limbal Relaxing
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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.