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PATIENT EDUCATION

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.

 

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.