Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

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…
Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
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Rare infections after PRK, LASIK require aggressive therapy

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The case and discussion published in the cover story is from the annual Sunday Corneal Health Round Table held at OSN New York 2017 and moderated by…
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Anterior segment surgeons should recognize retinal dystrophies and associated cataract complications

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Retinal dystrophies are far from my area of expertise. I suspect this is true for most anterior segment surgeons. We all saw these patients as…
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For surgery, transition to digital imaging is imminent

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I was first introduced to ophthalmology as a second-year medical student at the University of Minnesota in 1970. During my 6-week rotation I was…