Just about any incision in the cornea will induce some astigmatic change. We have shown how to place the phaco incision on the steep axis to help reduce astigmatism. And we have demonstrated a technique using paired phaco incisions to help treat even more astigmatism. This video will review the concepts and technique of using limbal relaxing incisions (LRIs) to treat corneal astigmatism. Note that these incisions are actually inside the limbus, in the clear cornea, but the name LRI has stuck.
Click below to learn from this video about Limbal Relaxing Incisions:
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Professor Uday Devgan MD is a Los Angeles Cataract Surgeon who authors CataractCoach.com to teach the best techniques of Cataract Surgery to Eye Surgeons from around the world.
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