Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

Eye research critical for future long-term NASA missions

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Approximately 2 years ago, Randy McDonald of the Magnum Group called me with a special request. Dorit B. Donoviel, PhD, the deputy chief scientist…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Innovation critical to meet future eye care needs

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Most innovations in ophthalmology originate from a challenge faced by a practicing clinician. It is the clinician in the arena face to face with…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Wide range of keratoconus treatments available, on the horizon

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
In this commentary, I will share a few thoughts and opinions from a clinician who has shared in the care of thousands of keratoconus patients over 45…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Microinvasive medical therapies needed for glaucoma patients

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
This is an interesting time in glaucoma. The field is attracting financial investment, and many of our best young ophthalmologists are seeking…
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Patients with eye injuries need proper diagnosis, management

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
According to the United States Eye Injury Registry maintained by the National Eye Institute’s Office of Science, Communications, Public Liaison…
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Despite barriers, telemedicine plays important role

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Telemedicine or telehealth is the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide health care from a distance. The first examples of…
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Vitesse technology looks promising for anterior segment surgeons

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I was in my residency in 1970 when the pioneering work on mechanical vitrectomy was done by Robert Machemer, MD. It was quickly learned that…
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Local and global volunteer opportunities abound

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I made my first mission ophthalmology trip in 1979 under the direction of my then-senior partner, William S. Harris, MD, of Dallas. We traveled to…
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Nuances of presbyopia-correcting IOLs broaden range of treatment options

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I would like to share a few thoughts on presbyopia-correcting IOLs. This has been an area of personal interest for more than 35 years. I served as…
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Array of technologies and techniques under evaluation for keratoconus treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2018
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The OSN New York round table discussions are great learning experiences for the audience and the participants. I participated in the round table…