Richard Lindstrom, MD

Founder & Attending Surgeon / Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritue

Minnesota Eye Consultants / University of Minnesota, Department of Ophthalmology


Dr. Lindstrom is founder and attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants. He is Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology, visiting professor at the UC Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and Trustee, University of Minnesota Foundation. He is a board-certified 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, he completed his doctorate degree in medicine in 1972. He did a research, residency and fellowship training in cornea at the University of Minnesota. He extended his anterior segment surgery fellowship at Mary Shields Hospital in Dallas Texas followed by a Heed Fellowship in Glaucoma at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, after two years of private practice in Dallas. 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. He has been awarded over 40 patents in ophthalmology and developed a number of corneal preservation solutions. He is Chief Medical Editor of the USA and International editions of Ocular Surgery News, which reaches 82,000 ophthalmologists worldwide. He is the recipient of numerous awards for distinguished service by national and international ophthalmology associations. He has presented over 40 names lectures and keynote speeches before professional societies in the US and abroad.


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