Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

Fast progression seen in launch of femtosecond laser-assisted refractive cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2012
Any significant change in technique or technology applied to cataract surgery is guaranteed to generate significant interest and controversy. This is…
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Physicians must keep patients’ best interests at forefront when dealing with generic drugs

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2012
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The generic drug issue is a complex one, and not without controversy. Interested parties include patients, physicians, manufacturers of patented…
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Lessons from the past can contribute to future success with femtosecond laser

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2012
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The femtosecond laser is, to me, a precise computer-driven scalpel. Select surgeons can make more mechanical cutting tools, such as a microkeratome…
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Healio.com: Ophthalmic knowledge, information delivered in a more powerful platform

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2012
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Dear Readers: As the world of publishing has evolved, so has the mission of SLACK Incorporated, the publishers of Ocular Surgery News. From the…
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MIGS a promising opportunity for patients and physicians

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2012
A safe and effective, minimally invasive glaucoma device is, in my opinion, a major unmet need in ophthalmology. Many are currently in…
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AMD trials provide valuable data for physicians, patients

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The National Eye Institute funded the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Trials (CATT), which is an extremely positive…
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Posterior capsular opacity remains major unmet need in cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I would like to share a few personal thoughts on posterior capsular opacity. I performed my first phacoemulsification combined with posterior…
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In time of change, the physician must remain the advocate of the patient

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
As I age, like most of those approaching or at Medicare eligibility age, I find myself requiring more health care. I remember asking a former dean…
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Collagen cross-linking a great advancement for surgeons, patients

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The application of collagen cross-linking for the treatment of keratoconus, post-corneal refractive surgery ectasia and…
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Cost plays a big role in today’s innovation cycle

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The many unmet needs in ophthalmology continue to attract investment. The magnitude of the impact these unmet needs have on society is…