Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

Adults can safely undergo surgery for long-standing strabismus

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Most metropolitan anterior segment surgeons like me rarely see infants younger than 1 year old with congenital esotropia these days because they are…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Treatment of ROP still extremely difficult

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Retinopathy of prematurity was first reported in 1942, so every ophthalmologist practicing today is familiar with this entity and its relationship to…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Ophthalmologists may want to offer SLT at earlier time

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Argon laser trabeculoplasty was first presented to ophthalmologists by Wise and Witter in 1979. ALT found a place in clinical practice after drops…
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Collaboration key to meet patients’ needs

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The Ocular Surgery News editorial team has proven again that it is not afraid to cover stories on controversial topics. This issue’s cover…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Ophthalmologists need to protect themselves from repetitive strain injury

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Repetitive strain injury, or RSI, is defined by Wikipedia as an “injury to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Ophthalmology may be well-positioned to weather next economic downturn

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
A quote credited to Louis Pasteur, “Fortune favors the prepared mind,” is one of my favorites. “Once you stop learning, you start…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Millennials will be the next target for laser vision correction

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The American Refractive Surgery Council was founded more than 10 years ago by American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery leadership in…
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More options coming for patients with presbyopia

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Myopia followed by presbyopia are the two most common refractive errors. Myopia is reaching an epidemic prevalence as high as 95% in some Asian…
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Many points need to be considered in cataract patients with prior corneal refractive surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I was early into corneal refractive surgery. I was honored to be selected by my friend, the late George O. Waring III, MD, to be one of the eight…
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Therapeutic, refractive uses await CXL

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The six fellowship-trained cornea specialist partners and I at Minnesota Eye Consultants are deeply engaged in corneal cross-linking. More than a…