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Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery, A New Era in Cataract Surgery.

Catalys™ Laser System Now At Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Cataract surgery is very successful in restoring vision.  In fact, it is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States; more than 1.6 million cataract surgeries are done each year.  For decades, cataract surgery, including the first incisions and the breakup and removal of the […]Read More >

Make Your Vision a New Year’s Resolution

We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions—plans to work-out more, eat less junk food, get organized or save more money. This year, why not make a resolution that will keep you seeing all the good things in life for years to come—TAKING CARE OF YOUR EYES. Plan ahead Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) can save patients up […]Read More >

November is Diabetes Month®

Diabetes is a serious disease.  If it is not managed, it can damage many parts of the body, leading to heart attacks, strokes, amputation, blindness, kidney failure and nerve damage. About Diabetes  Prevalence Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk […]Read More >

Giving the Gift of Sight Dr. Allen Zieker Performs Cataract Surgery for Underprivileged in Panama

ALBANY, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 4, 2013—Through SEE International, a humanitarian non-profit organization, Dr. Allen Zieker of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region traveled to Panama City, Panama, last month. He performed cataract surgery on over 25 patients during his brief visit. Joined by Dr. Francis Nathan from Adelaide, Australia, they worked closely with the host […]Read More >

Dr. Allen Zieker travels to Panama to perform Cataract Surgery for Underprivileged

ALBANY, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 24, 2013—Through SEE International, a humanitarian non-profit organization, Dr. Allen Zieker of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region will travel to Panama City, Panama, October 25-26 to perform cataract surgery. Due to the intense workload of this visit, the mission is known as the Catarathon, a combination of words cataract and […]Read More >

Halloween Warning: Special Effect Contact Lenses May Damage Your Eyes

Wearing nonprescription 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. If you want those spooky eyes this Halloween, do […]Read More >

Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region is now an Accredited Dry Eye Center

Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region announced that it has installed TearLab® Osmolarity Systems in Albany, Clifton Park, Schodack and Troy locations and its staff has been fully trained on the use of this breakthrough technology for the objective diagnosis of Dry Eye Syndrome. Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region was the first Accredited Dry […]Read More >

Children, Vision & Learning Problems

Did you know… 80 percent of everything a child learns, understands, and remembers is acquired through vision?1 Vision problems are the fourth most prevalent class of disability in the United States and one of the most prevalent conditions in childhood?2 Recent studies estimate that 64 percent of children age five and younger have never had […]Read More >

August is Back to School and a Time to Focus on Children’s Eye Safety

With school starting soon, it is a great time to discuss the importance of eye safety for kids.  Eye injuries can happen to anyone, but the fact is that more than 50% occur in people under the age of 25. Not surprising that many of these injuries, over 100,000 annually, occur during sports or recreational […]Read More >

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Is it time to get your vision checked? According to Prevent Blindness America, founders of Cataract Awareness Month, it is estimated that 22.3 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts, a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. In fact, cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. Unfortunately, most […]Read More >

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