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Open-Angle Glaucoma is Hereditary

My sister was recently diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma. How do I know if I have glaucoma? By: NALINI A. MADIWALE, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Glaucoma Specialist A. Unfortunately, open-angle glaucoma can run in families and since your sister was diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma, you should make an eye appointment with an ophthalmologist for glaucoma testing. Open-angle […]Read More >

Ask the Eye Doctor-Dry Eye

By: Rafael Medina, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region My eyes are red and itchy feeling. I think I may have dry eye. Is there something I can do besides drops I buy at the store? A. One of the most common complaints we hear at our office during winter relates […]Read More >

I’m scared to have cataract surgery.

By: Allen W. Zieker, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist & Director of Cataract Surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Q. I’ve been told by my eye doctor it’s time for cataract surgery. However, I’m scared I’ll lose my vision. Is cataract surgery safe? A. Cataract surgery is a very common and safe procedure. Of course, […]Read More >

Types of Lenses for Cataracts

By: Allen W. Zieker, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist & Director of Cataract Surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region All About Eyes: Ask an Ophthalmologist (As seen in The Daily Gazette) Q. I need cataract surgery, but I don’t understand all my choices for lenses (IOLs). Can you please explain? A. Sure, there is a […]Read More >

New Year, New Vision

It’s 2018 and along with all the New Year’s resolutions, you’re making make sure you’re thinking about your eyes! We recommend our patients call us in January to schedule their annual eye exam. By planning ahead, you get the time and day you want and you can scratch it off your “to do” list. It’s […]Read More >

Astigmatism Correction During Cataract Surgery

Allen W. Zieker Board-Certified Ophthalmologist & Cataract Surgeon at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Q. I have an astigmatism and need cataract surgery. Can my astigmatism be corrected during surgery? A. Astigmatism is when your cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball. Many patients don’t know they even have astigmatism since […]Read More >

We now have a FREE cataract surgery guide.

The idea of having surgery on your eyes can be a bit scary. There are so many choices and we know you want to make all the right decisions for your vision. We’re here to help. Check out our new Cataract Surgery Guide. It will assist you in understanding your IOL choices, how to pick […]Read More >

Eyes can be a window into your overall health.

Q. My eye doctor told me I may have diabetes. Is it possible to know if I have diabetes with an eye exam? A. Yes, your eyes can be a window into your health. It’s not uncommon that our eye doctors at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region inform a patient of a health problem […]Read More >

FSA for Eye Care

Don’t Wait Until December 31 to Spend Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Funds on Eye Care (USE IT OR LOSE IT) Now is the time to take advantage of using your FSA for your eye care needs. Schedule an eye exam today to ensure you stay on top of your eye health. Q: So what […]Read More >

About Chalazions

Q. I have a red, painless bump in my upper eyelid. Should I be worried? A. It sounds like you may have a chalazion. A chalazion, is a pea-like bump, in your eyelid caused by inflammation of one of the small oil-producing glands (meibomian glands) located in the upper and lower eyelids. When a chalazion […]Read More >

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