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What is LRI surgery?

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LRI is short for limbal relaxation incision. It isn’t laser eye surgery but a surgical procedure used to correct astigmatism. When you have astigmatism, your eye is shaped like a football instead of being round. The doctor makes one or two incisions at the steepest part of your cornea. This helps it relax and makes it more rounded. This procedure can be done alone, or after other laser eye surgeries like PRK or LASIK.

SOURCES:

The University of Iowa: “Other Vision Correction Options.”

Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance USAeyes.org: “Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) -- Clear Lens Exchange (CLE)," “Glossary of Lasik Laser Eye Surgery Related Terms.”

American Optometric Association: “Presbyopia.”

University of Houston College of Optometry: “Presbyopia: Exploring the Final Frontier. “

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: “Ophthalmology -- Laser and Surgical Vision Correction -- LTK.”

University of Illinois Millennium Park Eye Center:  “CK (Conductive Keratoplasty).”

The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: “Conductive Keratoplasty (CK),” “Intacs or Intracorneal Ring Segments (ICRS).”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Verisyse Phakic Intraocular Lens Implant.”

Eye Surgery Education Council: “Clear Lens Extraction.”

University of Florida Department of Ophthalmology: “University of Florida Refractive Surgery Service.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Alternative Refractive Surgery Procedures.”

The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

Ophthalmology Management: “Think PRELEX for Ultimate Patient Satisfaction.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Surface Ablation: Photorefractive Keratectomy, LASEK, Epi-LASIK, and Epi-LASEK.”

Stanford Eye Laser Center: “There are clear alternatives to glasses and contacts.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on December 13, 2018

SOURCES:

The University of Iowa: “Other Vision Correction Options.”

Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance USAeyes.org: “Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) -- Clear Lens Exchange (CLE)," “Glossary of Lasik Laser Eye Surgery Related Terms.”

American Optometric Association: “Presbyopia.”

University of Houston College of Optometry: “Presbyopia: Exploring the Final Frontier. “

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: “Ophthalmology -- Laser and Surgical Vision Correction -- LTK.”

University of Illinois Millennium Park Eye Center:  “CK (Conductive Keratoplasty).”

The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: “Conductive Keratoplasty (CK),” “Intacs or Intracorneal Ring Segments (ICRS).”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Verisyse Phakic Intraocular Lens Implant.”

Eye Surgery Education Council: “Clear Lens Extraction.”

University of Florida Department of Ophthalmology: “University of Florida Refractive Surgery Service.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Alternative Refractive Surgery Procedures.”

The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

Ophthalmology Management: “Think PRELEX for Ultimate Patient Satisfaction.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Surface Ablation: Photorefractive Keratectomy, LASEK, Epi-LASIK, and Epi-LASEK.”

Stanford Eye Laser Center: “There are clear alternatives to glasses and contacts.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on December 13, 2018

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