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Why Would a Glaucoma Specialist do my Cataract Surgery?

Why would a glaucoma specialist do my cataract surgery?  I am not sure I trust a glaucoma specialist to do my cataract surgery. We asked Dr. Leah Umfrey, a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma management, treatment and surgery and routinely performs cataract surgery to answer this question.  Dr. Umfrey has this to say: “This […]Read More >

CDC warns that a brand of eyedrops may be linked to drug-resistant bacterial infections

One person has died and at least three other people have permanent vision loss because of a bacterial infection possibly linked to a brand of over-the-counter eyedrops, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which urged consumers Wednesday to stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears while it investigates the outbreak. So far, the CDC has identified at […]Read More >

The First and Only Lens That Can Be Customized AFTER Cataract Surgery – Available in the Albany Metro Area ONLY at Ophthalmic Consultants!

With traditional ‘fixed’ intraocular lenses (IOLs), your physician performs measurements before your surgery in order to select the best IOL to try to achieve your vision goals. Once your surgery is complete and the IOL has been implanted, your physician has limited options to adjust the lens power or prescription. With the Light Adjustable Lens, […]Read More >

Brian R. Harrow, M.D., Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon Joins the Practice

Brian R. Harrow, M.D.  joins Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region (OCCR). Dr. Brian Harrow is a board-certified, comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon.  Dr. Harrow also treats patients with glaucoma, dry eye, diabetes, macular degeneration, and other ophthalmic conditions. Prior to joining Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, Dr. Harrow has practiced in Los Angeles, […]Read More >

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 >

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