Corneal Relaxing Incisions Dallas
Have you been diagnosed with astigmatism?
Has your distance vision always been blurry without glasses?
Are you looking for a cost effective way to reduce your astigmatism?
Most patients are born with a cornea with a spherical shape like a basketball. In 35% of patients, the cornea has an oval shape like a football. This is called Astigmatism and it distorts vision.
Limbal Relaxing incision is our most cost-effective refractive surgery. The procedure involves making tiny incisions in the peripheral cornea to relax the cornea and reduce astigmatism. The procedure is most often performed at the time of cataract surgery and is best when combined with laser cataract surgery.
What are the limitations of LRI?
No man-made lens implant is perfect for every patient or in every situation. From our experience, the following are the top 2 limitations of LRI (Limbal Relaxing Incision):
- Low astigmatism only: This procedure can only reduce low amounts of astigmatism reliably. Patients with more than mild astigmatism should consider other options including TORIC lens implant or LASIK-Cataract surgery***.
- Residual astigmatism: LRI does not completely treat astigmatism. Its goal is only to reduce astigmatism. It is expected that some patients will have residual astigmatism after cataract surgery. In most cases, this is not visually significant. If it is visually significant, it can be reduced further with additional LRI, PRK or LASIK. To keep our prices competitive, LRI is the only refractive procedure that is not covered by our aftercare plan.
***LASIK-Cataract surgery is not an FDA approved procedure.