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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 >

HALLOWEEN WARNING: SPECIAL EFFECT CONTACT LENSES CAN DAMAGE YOUR EYES

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 >

ALLEN W. ZIEKER, M.D. FIRST SURGEON IN UNITED STATES TO IMPLANT THE ENVISTA® TORIC MX60T INTRAOCULAR LENS (IOL) IN CATARACT PATIENTS

Albany, NY: Allen W. Zieker, M.D., President and Director of Cataract Surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, was chosen to be the first cataract surgeon in the United States to implant the new Bausch + Lomb enVista® toric MX60T intraocular lens. Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, announced they received […]Read More >

Meet Dr. Feldman

We have a new doctor! Robert Feldman, M.D. is a fellowship trained, board-certified ophthalmologist and retinal specialist with over 20 years of experience.  Dr. Feldman specializes in retina and vitreous surgery and performs cataract surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. Prior to joining Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, Dr. Feldman was in private practice in Florida […]Read More >

Lyme Disease and Your Eyes

By: Robert B. Feldman, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Lyme disease is very prevalent in upstate New York. At Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, we’re seeing more and more patients this time of year with vision problems caused by Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a tick-borne […]Read More >

New Glaucoma Treatments

We’re excited here at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. We have two new glaucoma treatments available for our patients with glaucoma…Rhopressa™ and Xen® Gel Stent. Rhopressa™ For the first time in decades, there is a new class of glaucoma medication available—Rhopressa™ (netarsudil ophthalmic solution), was approved in December 2017. Here are the facts on […]Read More >

Dr. Sax on WAMC Medical Monday

Our very own Dr. Sax was featured on WAMC Medical Monday, where he discussed everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. If you missed the show you can still listen to it here. 

Dry Eye or Seasonally Allergies: Here’s what you need to know!

Q. I’m not sure if I have allergies or dry eye, how do I tell the difference? A. We all love springtime, but with the warmer weather also comes an increase in pollen and other allergens. Most of us have experienced scratchiness, redness, irritation, or a burning sensation in our eyes. Dry eye syndrome and […]Read More >