Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

A look at how MIPS will affect every ophthalmologist

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2017
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, was scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. It will not be repealed by the incoming Republican Congress…
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Treating ocular surface disease an involved but rewarding experience

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 25, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The term ocular surface disease is a useful one to me and includes dry eye disease, ocular allergy and blepharitis/meibomian gland dysfunction. There…
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Children with blepharitis often require specialized care

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
As a specialist in cornea and external disease, I will focus my comments on the topic of blepharitis in the pediatric age group. Our children in…
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Differentiation of wet AMD and PCV is crucial

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Most patients who present with painless, progressive loss of vision and metamorphopsia, with evidence of subretinal hemorrhages and exudates in the…
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Drops may offer another possible way to eliminate presbyopia

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Presbyopia is a very common condition and can present a significant handicap for many in life’s daily activities. I am a slightly hyperopic…
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Growth in premium IOLs represents opportunity for ophthalmology

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The so-called premium channel for IOL implants includes presbyopia-correcting IOLs, toric monofocal IOLs and toric presbyopia-correcting IOLs. With…
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Ophthalmologists can play a big role in innovation cycle

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Ophthalmology has an admirable history of innovation, both from academic medical centers and private practices. Classical examples include the IOL…
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Extra steps should be taken to make surgery patients comfortable

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
While most ophthalmic surgeons consider cataract surgery a relatively painless experience for the patient, controlled studies confirm that about one…
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With guidance, millennials ready to handle the future of ophthalmology

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I was trained by what is now called the Greatest Generation. After completing my own training, I have participated in the training of anterior…
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Physician assistants can enhance experience in a practice

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
In our practice at Minnesota Eye Consultants, we are committed to what I call an “integrated eye care delivery model.” We have 13…