Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

Attention to pain management critical for cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
It is important for all surgeons, including ophthalmic surgeons, to minimize the intraoperative and postoperative pain associated with the procedures…
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YAG laser for treatment of floaters still in pioneer stage

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I obtained a YAG laser very early. I visited my friend Danièle Aron-Rosa, MD, in Paris after her first reports, and she allowed me to perform YAG…
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Compounding pharmacies play important role in ophthalmic care

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Ophthalmologists have several sources for the drugs they prescribe to treat their patients. First, there are the so-called branded proprietary…
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Keep it simple when treating dry eye patients

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The recent publication of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society Dry Eye Workshop II report 10 years after the DEWS I report is another milestone…
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IRIS Registry offers many benefits for US ophthalmologists

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Big data is defined as extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends and associations, especially…
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Comprehensive ophthalmologists take combination approach to treating glaucoma

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I am primarily a corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon with an interest in glaucoma associated with cataract and corneal pathology. In our group…
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Visualization during surgery continues to evolve

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Intraoperative OCT is showing promise as a useful adjunct, especially in vitrectomy and lamellar keratoplasty. However, indications are limited, as…
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Substantial changes likely in eye banking, corneal transplantation community

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The Eye Bank Association of America was founded in 1961. It remains the major organization representing eye banking in the world. There is also an…
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Military refractive surgery enhances ophthalmic knowledge, service members’ readiness

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I became interested in laser corneal refractive surgery in 1985. I sent my then-fellow Ralph Zabel, MD, to England to work with Prof. John Marshall…
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PCO treatment would disrupt cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The No. 1 unmet need in cataract surgery today is a safe and effective method to prevent posterior capsular opacity. Our inability to conquer the…