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About Dry AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)

Q. I was told I have dry AMD by my eye doctor. What is AMD? A. AMD is age-related macular degeneration. Although there are many types of macular degeneration, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is by far the most common type. AMD is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp central vision that is […]Read More >

New Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

Q. Are there any new treatments in the works for diabetic retinopathy? By: David Rabady, M.D. Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region A. Great question. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss among those with diabetes and the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness in working-age adults. […]Read More >

Dr. Robert Sax on WAMC Medical Monday

Listen to Dr. Sax on WAMC Medical Monday. Dr. Sax an ophthalmologist, retinal specialist and director of retina services at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. He’s here to answer your questions about everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.  

Ask An Ophthalmologist…

By: NALINI A. MADIWALE, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Glaucoma Specialist Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Q. Both my mom and aunt have glaucoma; is it hereditary? A. Yes, glaucoma can run in families but this is not the only risk factor. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve which can […]Read More >

Possible Cataract Surgery Complications

Before we discuss the possible complications that could happen with cataract surgery, it’s important to stress that the possibility of serious complications developing as a result of cataract surgery is very low. In fact, fewer than 5 out of 100 people have complications from cataract surgery that could threaten their sight or require further surgery. […]Read More >

David Rabady, M.D. Partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Regon

We are excited to announce Dr. David Rabady has become an equal partner effective January 1, 2017, in Albany-Troy Cataract & Laser Associates, PLLC. Dr. Rabady joins Doctors Dr. Allen Zieker and Dr. Robert Sax  as a Member of the Board for Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. Congratulations Dr. Rabady!

Why do I need a dilated eye exam?

All About Eyes: Ask an Optometrist By Judith Archibold, O.D. You might think that because your vision is fine your eyes are, therefore, also healthy. But visiting your eye doctor for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to be absolutely certain. During your dilated eye exam both of your eyes will be […]Read More >

Take Care of Your Vision in the New Year

By Judith Archibold, O.D. A new year often means new goals. This year, make a goal that’s easy to keep—take care of your eyes. Here are some simple steps you can take in 2017 to take care of your vision, take care of your eyes, AND take care of you. Get a comprehensive eye exam. […]Read More >

Cataract Surgery Recovery Time

We understand that cataract surgery can be a bit on the scary side. Nobody loves the idea of eye surgery. However, it’s important to keep in mind that cataract surgery is the most common elective surgery performed in the United States. In 2015 an estimated, 3.6 million cataract procedures were performed in the United States […]Read More >

All About Eyes: Ask an Ophthalmologist

By Allen W. Zieker, M.D. Q. I need to have cataract surgery. I’m farsighted and currently wear glasses. Is it possible to have my vision corrected during cataract surgery so that I no longer have to wear glasses? A. The recent FDA approval of the TECNIS® Symfony Intraocular Lens (IOL) is great news for people […]Read More >

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