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Richard Lindstrom, MD

Founder & Attending Surgeon / Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritue

Minnesota Eye Consultants / University of Minnesota, Department of Ophthalmology


Dr. Lindstrom is a board-certified ophthalmologist and internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive, glaucoma and laser surgery, He has been at the forefront of ophthalmology’s evolutionary changes throughout his career, as a recognized researcher, teacher, inventor, writer, lecturer and highly acclaimed physician and surgeon. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Lindstrom completed his doctorate degree in medicine in 1972. He conducted research, residency and fellowship trained in cornea at the University of Minnesota and affiliated hospitals and extended his anterior segment surgery fellowship training at Mary Shiels Hospital in Dallas followed by a Heed Fellowship in Glaucoma at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. After two years of private practice in Dallas in 1980 he returned to the University of Minnesota, where he spent ten years on the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology, the last two as a full professor and the Harold G. Scheie Research Chair. Dr. Lindstrom has been awarded over 40 patents in ophthalmology and has developed a number of corneal preservations solutions, intraocular lenses, drugs, devices, and instruments that are used in clinical practices globally. He has presented over 40 names lectures and keynote speeches before professional societies in the US and abroad. He serves on a number of journal editorial boards. He has co-edited seven books, published over 350 peer reviewed journal articles and 60 book chapters. His professional affiliations are extensive.


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