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Survey: Cataract surgery can help turn back the clock for patients’ vision

In its Alcon Eye On Cataract Survey in support of Cataract Awareness Month, the survey, conducted between March and April 2023 in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, South Korea and the United States, set out to evaluate vision and cataract insights among the world’s rapidly aging population. The survey’s results reveal cataract […]Read More >

Eye Healthcare: How Severe are Retinal Tears and Detachment?

By Dr. David Rabady Our eyes are among our vital organs and help us to enjoy the world around us. The retina is a crucial part of the eye that facilitates vision. However, retinal tears and detachment have adverse impacts. We will discuss the implications of these eye conditions in this article.  What is a […]Read More >

Overcoming Retinal Diseases: Can the Retina Heal Itself?

 Dr. David Rabady There are several retinal diseases that all lead to a varying degree of vision loss. Approximately 12 million Americans aged 40 and older suffer from vision impairment. But is retinal repair a possibility? Before we dive into that, let’s first deal with the different types of retinal damage.   Types of Retinal […]Read More >

Jessica Wang, M.D., Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon Joins the Practice

Jessica Wang, M.D.  joins Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region (OCCR). Jessica Wang is a board-certified, comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon.  Dr. Wang also treats patients with glaucoma, dry eye, diabetes, macular degeneration, and other ophthalmic conditions. Prior to joining Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, Dr. Wang treated patients at the Eye Center of […]Read More >

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. Video: Fixed vs Adjustable Lenses […]Read More >

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