Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
Lindstrom's Perspective

DRCR.net has great impact on understanding, treatment of diabetes-related eye disease

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
I have previously written several commentaries on the topic of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. Rather than repeating these…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Intraocular antibiotic prophylaxis in best interests of patients

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
During my residency and fellowship training in the 1970s, the two most dreaded complications of cataract surgery were expulsive choroidal hemorrhage…
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Pseudoexfoliation increases risk for glaucoma damage, cataract surgery challenges

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Pseudoexfoliation is a systemic disease, not just an ocular finding, being present in many organs outside the eye, including the heart, kidneys…
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‘Remarkable’ transitions underway in corneal transplantation

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
According to Eye Bank Association of America statistics, endothelial keratoplasty is the most frequently performed corneal transplant in the U.S. The…
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New devices offer potential of perfectly sized, shaped and centered CCC

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Extracapsular cataract extraction was pioneered by Jacques Daviel in 1747. Even in those pioneering years, an anterior capsulotomy was required. In…
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Newer drug delivery methods a disruptive change for physicians, patients and industry

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
A great deal of human and financial capital is being invested to develop alternatives to eye drops for treating many ocular diseases. We…
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Newer technologies, improved diagnostics altering treatment of corneal ectasia

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Corneal ectasia is an important corneal pathology, and like so many other diseases, its diagnosis and treatment are currently evolving rapidly…