Richard L. Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s Perspective

Lindstrom's Perspective

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…
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Disruptive changes ahead in glaucoma space

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
All of us who do cataract surgery see a significant number of patients who have glaucoma as a comorbidity. At least 10% of patients who come to have…
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Regulatory burdens contribute to physician occupational burnout

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The vast majority of ophthalmologists opt in as a provider for Medicare because so many of our patients are older than 65 years. Less so for…
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Ocular surface disease: One physician’s approach to treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
It has been a busy 2 weeks in the clinic since I wrote my last commentary on dry eye syndrome, focusing on the screening diagnostics I use in my…
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Ocular surface disease: One physician’s approach to testing, examining and making a diagnosis

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
One or another form of ocular surface disease, usually dry eye syndrome, blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction, ocular allergy or conjunctivitis…
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Recent discovery leads to PDEK as another cornea transplant option

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 25, 2015
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
According to an Eye Bank Association of America statistical report, which includes data from 76 U.S. member eye banks, just under 48,000 keratoplasty…
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Combination of ROP treatments may help eliminate ‘destructive’ laser therapy

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2015
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Retinopathy of prematurity is a disease in premature infants who today, secondary to advanced neonatal intensive care units, are surviving at ever…
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OCTA represents next step in imaging technology

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2015
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
OCT uses a relatively long wavelength near infrared light to create a three-dimensional high-resolution cross-sectional image of tissue. The light…