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Dr. David Rabady Honored With Vitals 2019 Patients’ Choice Award.

Albany, New York—May 31, 2019 Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region’s own Dr. David Rabady, M.D., has been named a winner of Vitals’ 11th annual Patients’ Choice Award and is recognized as one of New York’s favorite physicians. Vitals, a Lyndhurst, New Jersey-based healthcare database company, selects its award winners based on millions of patient […]Read More >

Dr. Allen W. Zieker among first 10 surgeons in U.S. to implant DEXTENZA® device for pain management following ophthalmic surgery.  

Albany, New York—May, 30 2019 Allen W. Zieker, M.D., President and Director of Cataract Surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, is the first surgeon in the entire Northeast, including New York City, to implant the DEXTENZA® device in ophthalmic surgery patients. DEXTENZA, from the biopharmaceutical company Ocular Therapeutix™, Inc., was approved for use […]Read More >

New Technology: NGENUITY

At Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, our highly-experienced ophthalmologists make it a priority to stay abreast on the newest, most cutting edge technology to provide every patient with the best care possible. It is with this commitment that our ophthalmologists are excited to announce using the NGENUITY 3D Visualization System with DATAFUSION for retina […]Read More >


On February 12, 2019, Allen Zieker, M.D. of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, implanted the Hydrus® Microstent in four glaucoma patients during cataract surgery. The Hydrus Microstent was approved by the FDA in August 2018 and is an implantable, flexible, metal tube designed to reduce eye pressure in patients with mild to moderate primary […]Read More >

Quick Guide to Diabetes and Your Eyes

By David Rabady, M.D. The effects of diabetes extend well beyond the inability to properly metabolize food. Too-high levels of blood sugar can negatively affect all areas of the body…including the eyes. People who have diabetes are at an increased risk of developing eye complications, the most common of which is diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy […]Read More >

James Tammaro, M.D. Returns to Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region

We’re very excited to welcome back Dr. Tammaro! We are pleased to announce that our friend and colleague, Dr. James Tammaro has returned to Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region and will be seeing patients at all five of our locations. Dr. Tammaro is a board-certified ophthalmologist with more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Tammaro […]Read More >

Secondary Cataracts

Q: I’ve heard of something called “secondary cataracts.” Is it true that cataracts can return after cataract surgery? Will I need to have cataract surgery a second time? By: Allen W. Zieker, M.D. Robert B. Feldman, M.D. Cataract Surgeons at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region A: Cataracts are actually unable to grow back after […]Read More >

Will I need to wear eyeglasses after cataract surgery?

This is one of the most common questions asked by cataract patients. It’s hard to deny that needing reading glasses can be an inconvenience. The answer is a bit more complicated than a simple yes or no, as a number of factors are at play in whether or not patients will still need to wear […]Read More >


Wearing non-prescription special effect contact lenses that make your eyes look spooky this Halloween may actually damage your eyes…and that is really spooky. Unfortunately, many people don’t truly understand the risk of over-the-counter special effect contact lenses, and they illegally purchase these lenses on the Internet. Yes, you read that right… it’s illegal to sell colored and […]Read More >

Welcome Dr. Krouner

We’re very pleased to announced the addition of  Dr. Andrew Krouner  a fellowship trained, board-certified ophthalmologist with over 25 years of experience to Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region.  Dr. Krouner focuses on general medical ophthalmology, laser procedures, and glaucoma management. Prior to joining Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, Dr. Krouner was in private […]Read More >