Richard L. Lindstrom

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Degree of glaucoma damage may influence choice of IOL

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2010
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Glaucoma is a common comorbidity in the patient who presents for cataract surgery. If we include glaucoma suspects and those with…
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Ophthalmologists focus on preserving, restoring and enhancing vision in aging patients

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2010
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Aging is one risk factor for disease and degeneration that no one can avoid. As all of us over the age of 60 know, the only good thing about aging…
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Anti-VEGF therapies may provide practice growth for comprehensive ophthalmologists

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2010
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
by Richard L. Lindstrom, MD Anti-VEGF therapy has already revolutionized the treatment of several retinal diseases, including exudative…
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Microincision vitrectomy surgery: The latest step in minimally invasive ophthalmic techniques

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2010
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Microincision vitrectomy surgery (MIVS) now joins microincision cataract surgery (MICS) and microincision glaucoma surgery (MIGS) in our…
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Compliance with regulations threatens covenant of putting patients first

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2010
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I fear I write this commentary at some personal risk, but I find myself compelled to speak from the heart — or, perhaps more accurately after…
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Managing combined cataract, glaucoma cases a frequent challenge for clinicians

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2010
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Managing patients with combined cataract and glaucoma is a frequent challenge for the comprehensive ophthalmologist. Reviews of Medicare…
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Ophthalmologists must dedicate more time to understanding approved practice and billing patterns

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2010
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Federal or state government now pays for the majority of health care in America, and we all must appreciate that the costs are…
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In ocular tumor cases, ophthalmologists need to know when to intervene, when to refer

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2010
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
While life-threatening primary malignancies of the eye or adnexa are a rare diagnosis for the primary ophthalmologist, we all deal with “tumors”…
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Femtosecond refractive cataract surgery offers many advantages to patients, physicians

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2010
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Here comes the femtosecond laser again, this time offering improvement in refractive outcomes and safety for the cataract patient and surgeon. …
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Elective patient-pay glaucoma surgery may be on verge of popularity

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2010
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
A decade ago, for us to describe most techniques of glaucoma surgery as minimally invasive would truly have been an oxymoron. Of course, argon…