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Limbal Relaxing Incision (LRI) is a surgical technique used to treat astigmatism. It is often combined with cataract surgery to reduce pre-existing astigmatism. The result is better vision without glasses. During surgery tiny incisions are placed on the periphery of the cornea (called the limbus) resulting in a cornea that is more rounded. The astigmatism is thus reduced and uncorrected vision improved. The procedure can be completed in a few seconds after numbing the eye with anesthetic drops. There is usually little if any post-operative discomfort. The procedure is very safe and is not associated with glare or starburst. Furthermore, the cornea is usually stable within a few weeks, indicating that visual fluctuations have typically resolved by that time.
Limbal relaxing incisions have gained widespread acceptance amongst cataract surgeons, resulting in better post-operative vision without glasses. The procedure can also be performed outside of cataract surgery in individuals whose primary refractive error is astigmatism.