Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
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Both junior and senior practice partners could benefit from private equity transaction

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
In the following paragraphs I would like to present an illustration of how a private equity transaction might work for an ophthalmology private…
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Ophthalmology continues to move toward ASC and office-based surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
In my now 40 years of ophthalmology practice, I have always had access to a hospital-based operating suite, an ASC-based operating suite and an…
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Skilled pupilloplasty improves patients’ visual function and appearance

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Surgical repair of the iris is a frequent procedure for the consultative ophthalmic surgeon. My first introduction to suture repair of the iris came…
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Medical and surgical innovations expected to transform treatment of presbyopia

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Presbyopia is the most common refractive error in the world, impacting about 40% of the population. All of us who are in the presbyopic age group…
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MIGS devices greatly expand treatment armamentarium

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The recent FDA approvals of the Glaukos iStent, Alcon CyPass and Allergan Xen surgical devices for the treatment of glaucoma have significantly…