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With coronavirus still around, is it safe to have eye surgery now?

For those wondering if they or a family member should proceed with their eye surgery or “hold off,” this is an important and thoughtful question.  In answering this question, during these challenging times in healthcare, it is important to reflect upon key considerations.   Our main consideration is your safety.   Safety has always been the focus […]Read More >

Dr Sax on WAMC ‘Medical Monday’ Show

Our very own Dr. Sax was featured on WAMC Medical Monday, May 18, where he talks proper eye care. If you missed the show you can still listen to it here. 

How Coranavirus (COVID-19) can affect your eyes

In a recent study on COVID-19 published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that 31.6% of 38 consecutive patients with COVID-19 seen at the Yichang Central People’s Hospital in Hubei Province, China, had eye-related symptoms. Here are some tips to avoid COVID-19 infecting your eyes: Wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds. Do not touch your face […]Read More >

Allen W. Zieker, M.D., First Surgeon in Northeastern NY. to Implant NEW Tecnis Toric II 1-Piece IOL in Cataract Patients

Recently, Allen W. Zieker, M.D., President and Director of cataract surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, became the first surgeon in the entire Northeastern New York to implant the Tecnis Toric II 1-Piece Intraocular Lens (IOL) in cataract patients. The Tecnis Toric II 1-Piece IOL, by Johnson & Johnson Vision, debuted in the United […]Read More >

Message to Our Patients About COVID-19/Coronavirus

We are here for you! Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region is committed to keeping our patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to provide quality care.  Our practice remains open for Urgent and Emergency in-person visits, and in addition, we are pleased to announce that we’re now offering telehealth appointments, which […]Read More >

Dr. David Rabady Confirmed as NY Top Docs 2020 Leading Provider

For the second year in a row, Dr. David Rabady, M.D., of Ophthalmic Consultants of Capital Region has been awarded as a top provider by NY Top Docs. Dr. Rabady is a retina specialist and a partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. He treats various retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, macular pucker, […]Read More >

Our Doctors Came in First and Second Place for Best Ophthalmologists in 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards

Dr. Allen Zieker a founder of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region (OCCR) has been awarded the title of Best Ophthalmologists by Schenectady’s The Daily Gazette 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards. Dr. David Rabady, also a partner at OCCR and a retinal specialist at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region came in […]Read More >

Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Expands Glaucoma Surgical Team to Meet the Eye Care Needs of the Capital Region

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide, and it is estimated that 3 million people in America have glaucoma. To meet the glaucoma treatment needs of the Capital Region, Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region (OCCR) is proud to welcome two new glaucoma specialists to its team, Dr. George Shafranov and Dr. Shafiq Jivanjee. […]Read More >

Vote Now! Dr. Allen Zieker and Dr. David Rabady Nominated for Best Ophthalmologist in 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards

Schenectady’s The Daily Gazette is currently hosting its 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards, and both Dr. Allen Zieker and Dr. David Rabady of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region have been nominated for Best Ophthalmologist. The Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards by The Daily Gazette aims to find the people, […]Read More >