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What are potential side effects of limbal relaxing incision (LRI) eye surgery?

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Although rare, side effects from limbal relaxing incision (LRI) eye surgery can occur. They may include:

  • Fluctuating vision, especially during the first few months after surgery
  • A weakened cornea, more vulnerable to rupture if hit directly
  • Infection
  • Glare or starburst around lights that can sometimes be permanent
  • Light sensitivity

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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