Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

Unmet corneal needs attracting investment, innovation

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
In a previous commentary in the July 25, 2017, issue of Ocular Surgery News, I briefly reviewed the innovations occurring in the field of corneal…
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Steroids and NSAIDs can be synergistic

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Steroids and NSAIDs in drop form are used by cataract surgeons to reduce inflammation and pain after cataract and other ocular surgery. In the most…
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Cost may hinder use of new glaucoma drugs

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
First-line therapy for glaucoma in the United States is still the prescription of drop therapy. While some glaucoma specialists argue that selective…
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Future looks optimistic for ophthalmology

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 25, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
According to a recent speech by Scott Gottlieb, MD, the current FDA commissioner, today’s FDA is committed to expediting development of…
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Lens replacement surgery poised to become most successful refractive procedure

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
If one travels outside the United States to a meeting of refractive cataract surgeons, it quickly becomes clear that trifocal diffractive/refractive…
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Take steps now to avoid embezzlement later

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
It is the opinion of many practice advisers that there are only three types of physicians when it comes to embezzlement: those who have had some of…
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Contact dermatitis and allergic conjunctivitis common problems in the ophthalmology office

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Contact dermatitis and allergic conjunctivitis are common problems that confront every ophthalmologist. Contact dermatitis is rarer, with an…
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Teleophthalmology to play a larger role in patient care

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Wikipedia defines telemedicine as the use of telecommunications to provide clinical health care from a distance. And yes, there is under the heading…
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Rock-hard cataracts require more planning, intraoperative skill

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The cataract with an extremely dense and hard brunescent nucleus, or so-called “catarock,” is challenging surgery for any ophthalmic…
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Inexpensive adjuncts can enhance cataract surgery outcomes

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
There are several relatively inexpensive adjuncts that enhance the outcomes of our cataract surgery, especially in complex cases, and more are…