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Are limbal relaxing incision (LRI) and astigmatic keratotomy eye surgery safe?

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Astigmatic keratotomy eye surgery -- or AK -- and the more commonly performed limbal relaxing incision, or LRI, surgery are safe and effective. In recent years, AK, has been largely replaced by LRI and LASIK.

SOURCES: Eye Centers of Florida. Tampa Eye Clinic.

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on January 11, 2018

SOURCES: Eye Centers of Florida. Tampa Eye Clinic.

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on January 11, 2018

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