Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
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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 It will not be repealed by the incoming Republican Congress…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…