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Cataracts: How Surgery Can Impact a Glaucoma Diagnosis

Eye health is a national concern as 12 million Americans over age 40 experience some vision impairment. Cataracts and glaucoma are among the leading causes of blindness and may sometimes present simultaneously in patients. Here we will explore cataracts and glaucoma and how cataract surgery can influence the glaucoma diagnosis.  What is a Cataract? A […]Read More >

Our Schenectady Office Has Moved!

From September 15, 2022, our Schenectady office will have a new location. We are still in town and are just moving less than a quarter mile from our usual office.  Please visit us at our new location.  The Medical Suites 500 State Street, Suite 1A Schenectady, New York, 12305 Our new office sits at the […]Read More >

People On the Move – Professional Recognition – Leah T. Umfrey, M.D. – Board-certified glaucoma specialist and surgeon

Leah T. Umfrey, M.D. joins Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region (OCCR) as a board-certified ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist focused on glaucoma diagnosis, management, treatment and surgery. Dr. Umfrey is a fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Glaucoma Society. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of […]Read More >

What is Glaucoma? Exploring the Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments

What is glaucoma?  Glaucoma is a prevalent eye disease worldwide and is the second leading cause of vision loss. Approximately 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but half of these individuals may not know that they have the disease.  This lack of awareness may be due to glaucoma initially having no symptoms. In fact, early vision […]Read More >

A letter from Dr. Robert D. Sax to his patients

A letter from Dr. Robert D. Sax to his patients After having had the privilege of providing eye care to my patients for almost 40 years, I have decided to retire.  As you can imagine, it is a big decision and a big change, but it will allow me to spend more time with my […]Read More >

Ultherapy® procedures now available for patients seeking facial rejuvenation.

Albany, March 2022:  Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region today announced an expansion of their Aesthetic Facial Procedure offerings.  In addition to performing upper and lower lid blepharoplasty procedures (for drooping lids and sagging) and the use of Botox® for fine lines and wrinkles, Dr. George O. Stasior is now using Ultherapy to perform “uplifts.”   […]Read More >

See our new Patient Information – What To Expect During Your Visit Today

Our new page pulls together all our current procedures in one place, so you can feel comfortable that there will be no surprises. Changes seem to come quickly and often based on the changing advisories from health authorities – so we have provided a single place to update yourself before your visit: https://ophthalmicconsultants.com/patient-info/what-to-expect-during-your-visit-today/

Dr. Allen Zieker focused on patient care starting in 1984. 30,000 eye care surgeries later, OCCR is a New York State success story …

In his 36-year career, ophthalmologist Dr. Allen Zieker estimates he’s performed more than 30,000 eye care operations. He now completes about 1,500 cataract surgeries annually, about 40 to 60 in a week. It all started when he bought a practice with two exam rooms in 1984. That became Albany-Troy Cataract and Laser Associates, which expanded into what’s […]Read More >

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