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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 >

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 >

We have a new eye doctor. Welcome Claire Bianchi, O.D.

We are happy to announce Dr. Bianchi has recently joined Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. Dr. Bianchi has been an optometrist in upstate New York for over 20 years. Read Dr. Bianchi’s bio here.  She’ll be at all our locations, so be sure to call and make an eye exam appointment with her soon! Albany (518) […]Read More >

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 >

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