Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
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ASCRS Research Council aims to mirror success of DRCR.net

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network is a collaboration among the National Eye Institute, the National Institute of Diabetes and…
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A few books, a mentor and a clear sense of purpose can help forge a practice’s path to success

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Most ophthalmologists focus on the sciences during their 4 to 5 years of college education and then are immersed in a very challenging medical school…
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From the outside looking in at anti-VEGF therapy

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
As an anterior segment surgeon, I am a little out of my comfort zone commenting on the details of the many studies evaluating the indications and…
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Slow but steady growth expected for all areas of refractive surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I classify refractive surgery into refractive corneal surgery and refractive cataract surgery, although not all patients who undergo lens-based…
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Through the years of fixating IOLs in challenging cases

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
In the 1980s as the director of the Cornea Service at the University of Minnesota, I was referred several hundred patients with closed-loop anterior…