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

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Limbal relaxing incision (LRI) eye surgery is quick, taking at most 10 minutes for both eyes. You'll have anesthesia put directly on your eye. The doctor will then make one or two cuts (incisions) at the steepest part of your cornea. This causes the cornea's football-shape, which causes the astigmatism, to relax into a rounded shape for better vision.

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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