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  • Dr. Richard Lindstrom was quoted in this informative article about Cataract Surgery: 10 Things You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery. Read the full article here
  • Modern laser in situ Keratomileusis Outcomes is a recent study that dug into LASIK articles published between 2008 and 2015. These articles contained data from clinical outcomes and were reviewed and graded for quality, impression, and potential bias. An important note from this article is that LASIK outcomes have improved over time, as our advancements in technology continue to improve. According to this study, “The percentages of eyes with a UDVA (Uncorrected Distance Visual Acuity) of 20/20 or better and 20/40 or better were higher than the percentages reported in the original FDA summaries of safety and effectiveness data.” Although a recent study reports some patients experiencing dry eye symptoms for the first time post-operatively at 3 months, this article states that “multiple studies have shown that corneal sensation returns to normal in almost all cases at 6 months postoperatively.” To read the full study on LASIK Outcomes, click here.
  • Drs. Richard L. Lindstrom and Thomas W. Samuelson were listed on Becker's ASC Review list as one of the "51 Ophthalmologists to Know in 2016". This list is comprised of leaders within the industry that offer their hospitals, health systems and professional societies expertise both clinically and technologically. Congrats to both Dr. Lindstrom & Dr. Samuelson!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Scott G. Hauswirth, as he was recognized on the 2016 PCON 250 List! This is a nation-wide list, comprised of 250 Doctors of Optometry who practice progressively, provide innovative patient care, conduct optometric research or excel in academia and share with others to help advance the profession. Read more about this recognition here
  • Dr. Richard L. Lindstrom was selected as one of the 2016 Best Doctors by the Minnesota Monthly magazine. You’ll spot this recognition in their October 2016 issue, where more than 10,000 physicians were asked to name top doctors in various specialty categories.
  • Dr. Richard L. Lindstrom was recently named one of the Top 100 Influential Minnesota Health Care Leaders by the August 2016 Minnesota Physicians publication. To see the full list of physicians named, click here
  • Dr. Mark S. Hansen recently received the Allina HOPE Award (Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience). This award recognizes excellence in service to patients as measured by the Press Ganey HCAHPS patient experience survey. Congratulations to Dr. Hansen!
  • Congrats to Drs. Thomas Samuelson, David Hardten, Elizabeth Davis, and Omar Awad for being selected as Mpls. St. Paul Magazine’s 2016 Top Doctors! This award is given to approximately 5% of local physicians, so we’re incredibly proud of our doctors!
  • Dr. Richard Lindstrom and Dr. David Hardten had an article published in the April 2016 MN Physicians publication on the KAMRA corneal inlay. Click here to read the article!
  • Dr. Richard Lindstrom was recently named one of the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology by The Ophthalmologist. To see the full 2016 PowerList with all 100 physicians, click here. Congratulations, Dr. Lindstrom!
  • Congratulations Drs. Lindstrom, Samuelson, Hardten, Davis and Reeves for being named one of Ocular Surgery News' 300 most innovative refractive cataract surgeons! The Premier Surgeon 300 is a list of premium refractive cataract surgeons that have been identified as leading innovators in the field of refractive cataract surgery. These surgeons work to educate their colleagues, innovate by developing novel technologies and techniques to advance the premium practice or perform a high volume of premium refractive cataract surgery. Click here to see the full list.
  • Congratulations to Drs. Jill S. Melicher, Christine L. Larsen and Mark S. Hansen for being listed as ‘Rising Stars in Ophthalmology’ in the April 2016 issue of the Mpls. St. Paul Magazine!
  • Dr. David R. Hardten and Dr. Mark S. Hansen were recently named recipients of the Allina Health HOPE Award. The award, Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience, recognizes excellence in service to patients as measured by the Press Ganey HCAHPS patient experience survey.
  • Both Dr. Sherman W. Reeves and Dr. Omar E. Awad are listed in the February issue of Mpls St Paul Magazine, offering educational vision advice in the “Your Healthy Checklist” Article.
  • The Blaine Minnesota Eye Consultants location won the Blaine/Spring Lake Park Life 2016 Readers' Choice Award for Best LASIK and Best Eye Doctors! This was announced on Friday, January 22, 2016.
  • We are pleased to announce that we are a Readers’ Choice Award Winner! On January 21, 2016, we were voted the #1 Best LASIK by the Bloomington Sun Newspaper.
  • Dr. Richard L. Lindstrom and David R. Hardten co-wrote an article on KAMRA Corneal Inlays, which was published in the December 2015 issue of the Minnesota Health Care News publication. Click here to read the full article on this amazing technology. 
  • Congratulations to Drs. Jill S. Melicher and Sherman W. Reeves for being named "Medical Stars on the Rise" in the October 2015 issue of the Mpls St Paul magazine.
  • Dr. Ahmad M. Fahmy recently presented at the 2015 ASCRS Combined Ophthalmic Symposium, discussing compliance issues and the dropless approach to Cataract Surgery.
  • Congratulations to Drs. Lindstrom, Samuelson, Hardten, Davis and Conrad for being named Mpls. St. Paul Top Doctors! They were recognized in the July issue of Mpls. St. Paul magazine.
  • Dr. Richard Lindstrom was recently awarded the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit's (OIS) Ophthalmology Lifetime Innovator Award! Some of his colleagues had some incredible things to say about Dr. Lindstrom and his innovation accomplishments. To read the article, click here: Award Article. To watch the warm and inspiring video, click here: Award Video. You can also listen to Dr. Lindstrom speak about this prestigious honor: Dr. Lindstrom Honored.
  • Community Outreach Program is a charity program under which the surgeons of Minnesota Eye Consultants provide a variety of eye care surgeries, free of charge, to those who may not otherwise be able to afford the care they need. To read more about this incredible program, click here. To see KSTP's coverage of the event, click here.
  • The Bloomington Sun Current released its 2015 Readers’ Choice awards, announcing that Dr. Richard Lindstrom was voted “Best LASIK”. Click here to see the full awards publication.
  • In November of 2014, Dr. Lindstrom was chosen for an unusual assignment, becoming part of an “Ophthalmology Dream Team,” a group of 10 ophthalmologists who’ll be working on solutions to the unique and degenerative ocular problems facing astronauts who spend months in space, without the benefit of gravity. To read the full article on the "Vision for Mars" program, click here.
  • We are grateful to be part of a Fargo man’s inspiring journey to improved vision. Jesse underwent five ocular surgeries at Minnesota Eye Consultants in October and his recovery is underway! Click here to read the full article.
  • Dr. Richard Lindstrom has been recognized by The Ophthalmologist as the fourth most influential person in the field of ophthalmology. The publication issues its power 100 list each year based on a nomination and judging process.
  • Our very own Candy Simerson, President & COO, is a finalist for the Ophthalmic Women Leader's 2014 Visionary Woman Award! This award honors a woman who has paved the way for other women in her field through significant professional achievement. We are proud to have Candy recognized along with the other finalists.
  • Ocular Surgery News lauds Dr. Richard Lindstrom for steadfast leadership for more than 20 years.
  • 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Minnesota Eye Consultants!
  • Check out this article about Operation Eyesight, our annual charity outreach program. Written by Minnesota Eye Consultants' current managing partner, Dr. Elizabeth A. Davis, it was published in the Jan/Feb issue of MetroDocs magazine (pgs 14-15).
  • Dr. Sherman Reeves and our past MD fellow, Dr. Sumitra Khandelwal, wrote an article on Crosslinking which was published in the November issue of MN Physician magazine (pgs. 18-19).
  • Corneal transplants performed in the United States this year will result in nearly $6 billion in total net benefits over the lifetime of the recipients, according to a six-month study undertaken by the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA). Minnesota Eye Consultants performs 350+ cornea transplants annually, in turn contributing $41,300,000+ to that total.
  • MN Eye President/COO Candy Simerson is featured in the August, 2013 issue of MN Healthcare News magazine (pgs. 10-11)!
  • Dr. David Hardten was awarded a gold medal from Indian Minister for Health K.C. Veeramani at the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery symposium held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on July 6-7. Surgeons from around the globe were honored for their work in developing two novel surgical techniques that involve the implantation of an intraocular lens in an eye which lacks the lens capsule. Congratulations, Dr. Hardten!
  • MN Eye receives Top Doctors designation! Dr. Richard Lindstrom, Dr. Thomas Samuelson and Dr. David Hardten are all recognized as Top Doctors in the Mpls. St. Paul magazine annual issue, released July 2013.
  • Dr. William Lipham was recenty featured in "Cosmetic Transformations", an article in the July, 2013 issue of MN Monthly magazine.
  • The Minnesota Eye Foundation and Minnesota Eye Consultants join resources to host a series of free surgery days for those in the community that have no health insurance and cannot otherwise afford specialized care. Learn more about the Community Outreach Program!
  • We have some VERY exciting news to share: We are thrilled to announce that our Plymouth office will be relocating/expanding late this year. We are so excited about the opportunity to better serve our medical and surgical patients on the west side. Stay tuned for more updates as the project gets underway.
  • Kare 11 News @ 4 recently ran a story about Dr. Thomas Samuelson and the iStent procedure. iStent treats glaucoma at the time of cataract surgery by increasing the eye’s ability to drain fluid. This technology is designed to reduce the pressure in the eye.
  • Update: NBC Network News picked up the story and ran it nationally, as well!
  • Dr. David Hardten is featured in the February issue of Mpls St Paul Magazine in the "Your Eyes at Work" section.
  • Dr. Thomas Samuelson's presentation on data from year-one clinical trials of the HYDRUS mini-stent for glaucoma treatment, presented in the Scientific Program of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2012 Annual Meeting, has generated A LOT of media coverage.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Davis is featured in the January issue of Tonka Times Magazine for a beauty section that includes laser vision correction (pgs 24-25).
  • 'Micro-Stents' are getting attention for their potential to treat glaucoma, and our very own Dr. Thomas Samuelson has been heavily involved in the research and development of these devices.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Davis who has been recognized as one of the top 100 implanters of the Visian Implantable Collamer Lens in the United States for 2012.
  • Our physicians are the first to perform the Glaukos iStent procedure in this market - treating open angle glaucoma at the time of cataract surgery. Thomas Samuelson, MD, was the primary investigator on the FDA trial, and has done more iStent procedures than any other surgeon in the nation.
  • In the first quarter of 2012, several of our surgeon partners participated in international medical mission trips or education and teaching endeavors.
  • Dr. David Hardten was recently named a 2011 Top Refractive Surgeon by Sightpath Medical. Congratulations, Dr. Hardten!
  • Dr. Richard Lindstrom was listed as a top 100 Influential Health Care Leader in the August Issue of MN Physician.
  • Minnesota Eye Consultants, Sophrona Gauge Patient Experience: A Marketer's Dream
  • Dr. David Hardten and Dr. Richard Lindstrom were voted “2012 Top Doctors” by their peers for the annual ‘Top Doctors’ issue of Mpls St. Paul Magazine.
  • Dr. Sherman Reeves was featured as an expert in the February issue of Mpls St. Paul Magazine.
  • Dr. Richard Lindstrom receives the Catalyst Award at Glaucoma 360 in February.
  • KARE 11 covers the Minnesota Eye Foundation annual outreach program, Operation Eyesight.
  • President and COO of Minnesota Eye Consultants, Candace Simerson, has been featured in the August issue of MN Physician.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Davis and Dr. Thomas Samuelson were included in Becker's ASC Review's list of "135 Leading Ophthalmologists in America."

 

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