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Richard L. Lindstrom

The Power List 2019 – Inventors


Richard L. Lindstrom

Founder and Attending Surgeon of Minnesota Eye Consultants; Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus at The University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

What have been your career highlights?

Training over 70 Fellows. Being involved in innovation for cataract, IOL, cornea and glaucoma. Caring for thousands of complex patients. Teaching colleagues worldwide. Working with industry broadly to advance the art and science of ophthalmology. Serving as President of the ISRS, IRSC, ASCRS, and IIIC.

What are your goals for the future? 

Serving on many Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Boards and investing to develop next-generation technologies and techniques. Continue above.

What has been your most successful collaboration? 

In practice, working with now 17 ophthalmologists and 11 optometrists at Minnesota Eye Consultants. In organized ophthalmology, decades on the Executive Committee of ASCRS. In industry, wide participation in hundreds of new technologies.

Who have been your mentors? 

Parents, wife, children, partners, and colleagues every day. Special to me in my early years of ophthalmology were Donald J. Doughman, William S. Harris, John Pearce, Karl Jacobi and Bill Link.


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This year we have 50 of the best inventors, mentors, emerging leaders, surgical pioneers and champions of change. With our “Five Top Tens,” we hope to showcase the best, the brightest, and the most forward-thinking that ophthalmology has to offer.

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