Richard L. Lindstrom

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Generic substitutions may be more costly in the long run

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The issues surrounding the prescription of topical medications to prevent damage to the eye, as in glaucoma, or to treat…
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Customized treatment plan needed for cataract patients with comorbidities

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The population in advanced countries worldwide is aging. Those older than age 65 are growing in number at twice the rate of those younger than…
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Venture capital community vital to advances in ophthalmology

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Under the leadership of three venture capitalists who are committed to supporting innovation in ophthalmology, Emmett T. Cunningham, MD, PhD…
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Evaluations continue in many areas of pediatric cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The ideal approach for the management of pediatric cataract is still under evaluation. In the 1980s, my pediatric ophthalmologist partners at the…
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Excitement surrounds advances in presbyopia correction

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Presbyopia remains the holy grail of refractive error treatment. The reasons for this are easy to discern. In advanced countries, approximately…
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Growing number of minimally invasive techniques expands options for glaucoma patients

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Glaucoma surgery can be classified in many ways. One classification system that is useful to me describes the procedure as minimally invasive…
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Guidelines may be needed regarding online physician-patient interactions

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The impact of the Internet on our daily lives and the practice of medicine in the past decade is nothing short of amazing. As a…
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Modifiable risk factors, nutritional supplements key to battling dry AMD

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people older than 60 years in the U.S. and other advanced countries in…
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Guidelines help ophthalmologists in battle against endophthalmitis

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2011
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Every surgical procedure, including the in-office intraocular injection of medication, carries the risk of inducing endophthalmitis. We all…
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Intraoperative aberrometry may help refractive cataract surgery reach the next level

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 25, 2010
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Many ophthalmologists agree that the greatest unmet need in IOL surgery is a way to improve postoperative refractive outcomes. Especially…