Treating Cataracts And Astigmatism With LRI
Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI) are 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
LRI have become the most common technique to correct astigmatism as part
of cataract surgery. They are simpler and less expensive than laser surgery
such as LASIK or photorefractive keratectomy. Good results do not require
the location and length of the incisions to be highly precise. And the
incisions can easily be extended later if the original procedure did not
correct all of the astigmatism. Recovery is generally quick and painless,
although the patient may experience discomfort.
For our patients who qualify,
Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery is available. By providing this latest and proven technology, we now have
the ability to view the cataract in high resolution and precisely perform
some of the most delicate portions of the surgery including the treatment
of astigmatism using a computer controlled laser beam of light. To learn
more, please visit
Contact us for more information about our life-changing services or to schedule an
appointment, you may call 888-215-1999.