Richard L. Lindstrom

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Intravitreal injection guidelines compatible with practice patterns in anterior segment surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2015
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Endophthalmitis remains one of the most feared complications after any surgical procedure that enters the eye, and to me, an intravitreal injection…
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DME treatment plan should be customized for each patient

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2015
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
It is estimated that 8.3% of the U.S. population has diabetes, or about 26 million people. For these patients, diabetic macular edema is the most…
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DMEK will eventually show superiority in hands of expert surgeons

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2015
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The Eye Bank Association of America was founded in 1961 with 25 member eye banks. Today, 78 member eye banks harvest approximately 120,000 corneas…
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Further examination of three important cornea health topics

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2015
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I participated in the excellent Cornea Health Round Table organized and moderated by Terry Kim, MD, at OSN New York 2014. For those interested, OSN…
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Bilateral same-day sequential cataract surgery will eventually become commonplace

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2015
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
We ophthalmic surgeons perform bilateral same-day sequential procedures quite routinely for many indications. These include oculoplastic surgery…
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Evolving cross-linking techniques treating wider range of keratoconus patients

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2015
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Corneal cross-linking, or CXL, is enjoying its 10th anniversary of broad clinical use since the pioneering work of Seiler and Mrochen. In most parts…
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Quality data important to attract younger patients to LASIK

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2015
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I have been involved with corneal refractive surgery since 1981, when as a young assistant professor and director of the Cornea Service at the…
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Shared access may be ideal model for surgeons to gain experience with femto cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2014
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
There is no way to write a commentary on femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, or FLACS, without alienating many, including close friends and…
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More innovation needed to deliver anti-VEGF treatment to AMD patients

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2014
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Patient compliance, or lack thereof, is a well-known issue that all ophthalmologists deal with every day. Studies, especially in the glaucoma…
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Patient compliance a barrier to reducing risk of contact lens-associated infections

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2014
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
It is estimated that just more than 40 million Americans and about 125 million people worldwide wear contact lenses. In the U.S., this is just more…