Dr. Richard L. Lindstrom

About Dr. Lindstrom

Dr. Lindstrom is the founder and attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants and an internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive, glaucoma and laser surgery. He currently serves as an Adjunct Clinic Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology, and visiting professor at the UC Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. 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 training 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, TX. In 1980 Dr. Lindstrom 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. He continues as Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus, Chairman of the Vision Foundation, a board director for the University of Minnesota Foundation and Associate Director of the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank. He entered private practice in 1989 and has led the growth and expansion of Minnesota Eye Consultants having served as managing partner for 15 years. He is also Co-medical director of Precision Lens and Refractec. He is Chief Medical Editor of the USA and International editions of Ocular Surgery News, which reaches 82,000 ophthalmologists worldwide.

Dr. Lindstrom has been awarded over 40 patents in ophthalmology and has developed a number of corneal preservation solutions, intraocular lenses and instruments that are used in clinical practices globally. He serves on many Board of Directors and is a frequent lecturer throughout the world on cornea, cataract, glaucoma, laser and refractive surgery.

Dr. Lindstrom serves on a number of journal editorial boards, including JCRS and JRS. He is the Honorary Editor-in-Chief of the U.S./Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology. He has co-edited seven books, published over 350 peer reviewed journal articles and 60 book chapters. His professional affiliations are extensive.

Dr. Lindstrom lives in Minneapolis on the shores of Lake Minnetonka with his wife Jaci and has two children and 5 grandchildren.

Education & Experience


Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Heed Fellowship
University Hospitals
Salt Lake City, UT

Diseases and Surgery of the Anterior Segment Fellowship
Mary Shiels Hospital
Dallas, TX

Cornea & External Disease Fellowship
University Hospitals
Minneapolis, MN

Ophthalmology Residency
University Hospitals, Regions Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, The VA Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

Graduate School:
University of Minnesota Graduate School Masters Program
Minneapolis, MN

Northwestern Hospital
Minneapolis, MN

Research Fellowship
National Institutes of Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Medical School:
University of Minnesota College of Medicine
Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, MN

Work Experience

Founder & Attending Surgeon (1989-present)
Minnesota Eye Consultants, PA
Minneapolis, MN

President (2007-2008)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
Fairfax, VA

Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus (2003-present)
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Medical Director (1992-2006)
Phillips Eye Institute Center for Teaching & Research
Minneapolis, MN


Bloomington Location

9801 Dupont Ave S
ASC: Suite 100
Laser Procedures: Suite 120
Clinic: Suite 200
Bloomington, MN 55431

Blaine Location

11091 Ulysses St NE #300,
Blaine, MN 55434

Minnetonka Location

10709 Wayzata Blvd #200,
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Maplewood Location

1965 11th Ave E
Clinic: Suite 102
ASC: Suite 103
Maplewood, MN 55109

Minneapolis Location

710 E 24th St #100,
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Woodbury Location

7125 Tamarack Rd
Woodbury, MN 55125