Limbal Relaxing Incisions for Astigmatism
Limbal Relaxing Incision (LRI) procedures are sometimes performed during cataract surgery to correct pre-existing astigmatism while also correcting the cloudy vision of cataracts.
Our Atlanta cataract surgery specialists make partial thickness incisions at the opposite edges of the cornea to slightly relax and flatten the curvature of the cornea. This procedure allows the corneal surface to be more uniform so the overall shape can morph from a football shape to a basketball shape. When the cornea is the correct shape, light can enter the eyes more directly and land on the retina for clearer vision.
Limbal incisions typically heal quickly and patients may see visual improvement within a day. It is important to have an experienced doctor perform this procedure to minimize your risk of complications which can include infection or a perforation.
To find out if a Limbal Relaxing Incision procedure in Atlanta is right for your eyes, contact us today to schedule a Cataract Evaluation.