American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators
4000 Legato Road, Suite 700
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
703 591 2220
|For Immediate Release:
April 5, 2007
|Contact: John Ciccone
Director of Communications
(703) 788 5761
Fairfax, VA – Richard L. Lindstrom, MD of Minneapolis, MN will assume the responsibilities of President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) at the opening of society’s 33rd annual Symposium and Congress, April 28, 2007 in San Diego, CA.
Dr. Lindstrom is the founder and attending surgeon of Minnesota Eye Consultants, and he is a board-certified ophthalmologist and internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive 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. Dr. Lindstrom has served on the Executive Committee of the ASCRS in the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Vice President. He has also been responsible for developing symposia to educate other surgeons in the latest techniques and technologies for cataract, refractive and LASIK surgery.
The ASCRS is a 9,000-member, international medical specialty society made up of eye surgeons who specialize in the surgical and medical treatment of diseases affecting the front segment of the eye, such as cataracts, glaucoma, trauma, and a broad range of other conditions. They also specialize in vision correction surgery such as LASIK.
The mission of the society is to advance the art and science of ophthalmic surgery and the knowledge and skills of ophthalmic surgeons. It does so by providing clinical and practice management education and by working with patients, government, and the medical community to promote the delivery of quality eye care.
Dr. Lindstrom and his wife, Jaci, reside in Wayzata, MN. They have two college age children, Michelle and Michael.