Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

Close monitoring needed to avoid drug-induced ocular side effects

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2020
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Drug-induced ocular side effects are common in every ophthalmologist’s practice. When we review our senior patients’ lists of medicines…
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Challenges of worldwide vision loss great, but potential benefits of treatment greater

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2020
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The recently published WHO World Report on Vision is required reading for anyone interested in reducing the burden of vision impairment in the world…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Ophthalmic care can extend past eye to whole patient

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Leonardo da Vinci said it well: “The eye, which is called the window of the soul, is the chief means whereby the understanding may most fully…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Evidence seems to favor epithelium-on for future of cross-linking

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The debate over epithelium-on vs. epithelium-off collagen cross-linking for keratoconus and post-corneal refractive surgery ectasia is, in my…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Customer service key to future practice success

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
After reading this issue’s cover story, I Googled “customer service books” and was directed to no less than 27 recent books focused…
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Lifelong vision correction plan has value for all involved

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I like the concept of lifetime management of refractive errors. I have a few thoughts as to how this might be accomplished. First, the patient has to…
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Quality governance needed for today’s practices

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Quality practice governance is critical to the long-term success of any practice. The corporate world has evolved to a structure that includes a…
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Potential presbyopia treatments exciting, but regulatory and adoption barriers may be an issue

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Presbyopia is very common, estimated to affect 120 million Americans and just more than 2 billion people globally. After decades of being limited to…
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Focus on office-based practice can significantly increase revenue

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I recently wrote a commentary on selective laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma in the June 10, 2019, issue of Ocular Surgery News. In this…
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Ophthalmologists who plan for reduced reimbursements will still find success

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The unfortunate reality for the cataract surgeon today is that while reimbursement is going down per case, patient expectations are going up. To meet…