Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

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…
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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…
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Incremental but transformational changes expected for cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
According to the most recent Market Scope data, we are approaching 4 million cataract surgeries per year in the U.S. The number of cataract surgeries…
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Advances will take surgical visualization to a new level

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
A critical element in any successful surgical procedure is the ability to visualize the tissue being manipulated surgically. I have often said to my…
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More financial, human capital needs to be invested to reduce burden of high myopia

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
In the early 1980s, I became interested in the surgical treatment of myopia as a surgeon in the Prospective Evaluation of Radial Keratotomy study. In…