Richard Lindstrom, MD

Founder & Attending Surgeon / Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritue

Minnesota Eye Consultants / University of Minnesota, Department of Ophthalmology


Richard L. Lindstrom, MD is the founder and attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants. 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 in the ophthalmology field. He is medical advisor for several medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers and serves on the boards of several privately-held life sciences companies. Dr. Lindstrom previously served as president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery from 1993 to 1994, the International Intraocular Implant Society from 2002 to 2004, the International Refractive Surgery Club from 2002 to 2004, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (“ASCRS”) from 2007 to 2008. Dr. Lindstrom currently serves on the ASCRS Executive Committee and is a board member of the ASCRS Foundation. From 1980 to 1989, he served as a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, where he is currently an adjunct clinic professor emeritus. Dr. Lindstrom is also a Trustee, University of Minnesota Foundation, chairing the Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences Division. Dr. Lindstrom holds a B.A. degree in Pre-Medical Studies, a B.S. degree in Medicine and an M.D. degree from the University of Minnesota. He has co-edited eight books, published over 380 peer-reviewed journal articles and 60 book chapters. His professional affiliations are extensive.


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