Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
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Ophthalmologists play important role for patients treated with hydroxychloroquine

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Hydroxychloroquine has been used in American medicine since 1955. It is primarily prescribed to treat chloroquine-sensitive malaria, rheumatoid…
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Better monitoring, delivery systems needed for anti-VEGFs

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I do not personally perform intravitreal anti-VEGF injections, but I have many patients, friends and family members of friends who are being or have…
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In integrated practices, dry eye follow-up can mirror management of glaucoma

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with dry eye syndrome, or DES, have made these patients more attractive to the eye…
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Pediatric ophthalmologists take on some of the toughest cases

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The surgical eye care of children was once a standard part of the comprehensive ophthalmologist’s practice. In my first 2 years out of…
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Acceptance of FLACS in flux

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, or FLACS, has been available to the U.S. cataract surgeon for just under 8 years. In the following…
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Care models need to evolve for DME

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The treatment of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema has been turned on its head during my career in ophthalmology. When I was in…
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AI may be an asset to ophthalmic surgeons

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
There are many definitions of artificial intelligence, but my favorite is: “The theory and development of computer systems able to perform…