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Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRIs)

Limbal Relaxing Incisions, or LRIs, are partial thickness corneal incisions strategically placed to reduce or eliminate pre-existing astigmatism during cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange surgery. Astigmatism refers to corneal curvature that is elongated or flatter in one axis, and shortened or steeper in the opposite axis. This causes distortion and blurring of images. With presice measurements and marking of the eye prior to surgery, an incision is fashioned at limbus (the junction between the corneal and sclera) in the axis of steepest curvature, thereby “relaxing” that axis and leaving the corneal in a more round shape. This helps the patients to see more clearly after surgery and can reduce or eliminate the need for distance glasses. The procedure is virtually painless and can be easily incorporated into the state-of-the-art techniques our surgeons use for cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange surgery.

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St. George

Zion Eye Institute:
1791 East 280 North
St. George, UT 84790

(435) 656-2020
toll free:
(877) 841-2020
Santa Clara

Zion Eye Institute – Eye Care Santa Clara, Utah
1100 Canyon View Dr. Unit G
Santa Clara, UT 84765

(435) 674-3502
toll free:
(877) 841-2020
Cedar City

Zion Eye Institute – Cedar City Eye Care
110 West 1325 North #175
Cedar City, Utah 84720

(435) 865-5979
toll free:
(877) 841-2020

Zion Eye Institute – Eye Care Mesquite Nevada
1301 Bertha Howe Ave. Suite 11
Mesquite, NV 89027

(702) 346-9175
toll free:
(877) 841-2020

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