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What happens after limbal relaxing incision (LRI) eye surgery?

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After limbal relaxing incision (LRI) eye surgery, your eye may be sensitive to light for a few hours or feel like there's something in it. Your doctor will prescribe eye drops for you to prevent infection and inflammation and curb irritation. You may notice that your eyesight is better the day after surgery, but it generally takes a few weeks before the results stabilize. LRI may not totally fix severe astigmatism; in that case, you'll get a new prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses a month after the procedure.

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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