Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

No easy answers to address drug shortages

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
According to the April 2, 2019, FDA drug shortages list, there were 270 current drugs in shortage across 26 therapeutic fields. The ophthalmic drugs…
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Adjustable accommodating IOLs seem likely in near future

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
A number of years ago, David Chang, MD, asked me to write a chapter for a book he was editing on the future of ophthalmology, including cataract and…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Patient-centered advances enhance post-cataract surgery regimens

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The overall global ophthalmic pharmaceuticals market was estimated to be approximately $30 billion per year by Market Scope in 2018, and it is…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…