Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

More options coming for patients with presbyopia

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Myopia followed by presbyopia are the two most common refractive errors. Myopia is reaching an epidemic prevalence as high as 95% in some Asian…
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Many points need to be considered in cataract patients with prior corneal refractive surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I was early into corneal refractive surgery. I was honored to be selected by my friend, the late George O. Waring III, MD, to be one of the eight…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Therapeutic, refractive uses await CXL

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The six fellowship-trained cornea specialist partners and I at Minnesota Eye Consultants are deeply engaged in corneal cross-linking. More than a…
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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…