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 Keratotomy.

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 Technolas.

Contact us for more information about our life-changing services or to schedule an appointment, you may call 888-215-1999.

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