Millions of people have astigmatism, a condition which typically affects the cornea of the eye and causes blurry vision and distortion. In a normal eye, the cornea is round; however, an eye affected by astigmatism has an oblong, uneven curvature – similar to the shape of a football. This often causes light to not focus properly on the retina, making objects appear blurry. Our board-certified ophthalmologists—Dr. Michael Sumsion and Dr. Sean Sumsion—offer state-of-the-art treatments for astigmatism that can correct the problem and significantly improve your vision. For patients who have cataracts in addition to astigmatism, our ophthalmologists can remove the cataract and perform the astigmatism correction in the same procedure.

Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI)

Limbal Relaxing Incisions, or LRIs, can be used to treat minor astigmatism. The procedure involves the creation of small incisions around the iris to help the cornea reshape itself into a rounder curvature. LRI’s are often performed after cataract removal to reduce astigmatism and improve vision.

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Contact Riverside EyeCare Professionals

If you would like to learn more about treatments for astigmatism, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our ophthalmologists, please contact Riverside EyeCare Professionals.