Limbal Relaxing Incision



Limbal Relaxing Incision
San Diego Astigmatism Correction

Limbal relaxing incisions are a surgical technique commonly used to treat astigmatism after cataract surgery.

Astigmatism Definition – Understanding Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a refractive error where people are unable to see objects clearly from a distance or up close. Astigmatism is asymmetric steepening of the cornea or natural lens causes light to be focused unevenly. Astigmatism may occur in varying degrees in each eye and can accompany myopia or hyperopia. To individuals with uncorrected astigmatism, images may look blurry or shadowed. Astigmatism can accompany any form of refractive error and is very common.

Astigmatism

Limbal relaxing incisions are made around the edges of the misshapen cornea, allowing our San Diego astigmatism correction specialists to flex and reshape the cornea, rounding the tissue and thus improving vision. During an LRI procedure, 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.

LRI candidacy (San Diego LRI Specialists)

Not all cataract surgery patients with astigmatism are good candidates for an LRI procedure. The best possible have low to moderate astigmatism. Limbal relaxing incisions are also suitable for higher prescriptions. Please be sure to thoroughly discuss both the benefits and the risks with our San Diego LRI specialist, Dr. Richard Leung. If it is is determined that you are not a candidate for an LRI procedure please be sure to discuss other options for astigmatic correction. The premium lens implant known as the restor TORIC IOL could potentially be a better option for rescuing astigmatism after cataract surgery.

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