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Dr. Allen Zieker focused on patient care starting in 1984. 30,000 eye care surgeries later, OCCR is a New York State success story …

In his 36-year career, ophthalmologist Dr. Allen Zieker estimates he’s performed more than 30,000 eye care operations. He now completes about 1,500 cataract surgeries annually, about 40 to 60 in a week. It all started when he bought a practice with two exam rooms in 1984. That became Albany-Troy Cataract and Laser Associates, which expanded into what’s […]Read More >

George O. Stasior, M.D. Oculoplastic Specialist joins the Practice: Board Certified for eye plastics and reconstructive plastic surgery

George O. Stasior, MD, joins Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region (OCCR) after over 30 years of experience in practice in Latham NY. Dr. Stasior is a nationally and internationally recognized Specialist in Ophthalmology, Eye Plastic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and is a Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Stasior is Board […]Read More >

Peter Kansas, M.D. retires. Congratulations on a remarkable career!

Dr. Allen Zieker and Dr. Robert Sax wish to honor and congratulate Dr. Kansas, A co-founder of Albany Regional Eyes Center,  on his remarkable 52-year career, his contribution to the field of Ophthalmology, and now on his retirement! CONGRATULATIONS DR. PETER KANSAS ON YOUR RETIREMENT!! Dr. Kansas practiced Ophthalmology for over 52 years in the […]Read More >

Congratulations to Andrew Krouner, M.D., at becoming a Partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region.

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Krouner graduated Harvard and has provided medical, laser, and surgical eye care for the U.S. Navy. Dr. Krouner focuses on general medical ophthalmology, laser procedures, and glaucoma management as well as all comprehensive ophthalmology. Prior to joining Ophthalmic Consultants, Dr. Krouner was in private practice in Pennsylvania for […]Read More >

Congratulations to Robert B. Feldman, M.D. at becoming a Partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Feldman completed Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, and now leads our research department.  Dr. Feldman specializes in retina and vitreous surgery and performs cataract surgery. Dr. Feldman attended University of Florida, College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL for Ophthalmology and completed his Fellowship in Retina and Vitreous Surgery […]Read More >

Our Doctors came in First, Second, and Third place for Best Ophthalmologists in 2020 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards

Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Sweeps 2020 Readers’ Poll!Thank you for your Support! Best Ophthalmologist First Place: Robert Felman, MD Second Place: Allen Zeiker, MD Third Place: David Rabady, MD We are PROUD to have received your support. With five locations and 13 doctors, you can be confident you are making the right choice […]Read More >

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 >

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 >

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