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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 >

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. Yes, you read that right… it’s illegal to sell colored contact lenses […]Read More >

Got Glaucoma? See a Specialist.

In this world where patients can easily look up health information online and everyone is a jack of all trades, there are still many health situations where seeing a specialist not only makes sense, but could make a huge difference in your outcome. Glaucoma falls into the must see specialist category. Glaucoma is a group […]Read More >

New data finds a correlation between CPAP mask usage and the possibility of mouth bacteria invading the eye after patient has the Trabeculectomy procedure.

Important Information for Glaucoma Patients who had the Trabeculectomy or Tube Shunt Procedure for Glaucoma Treatment Last week, new data has emerged indicating that a CPAP mask, used for sleep apnea, could promote a devastating eye infection following Trabeculectomy. It appears that very aggressive mouth bacteria can infect the eye via the airflow from the […]Read More >

Cataracts & UV Exposure from Driving

In a recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers assessed the levels of UV-A light that seeped through the front windshield and driver-side window of several automobiles. The lead researcher in the experiment was Brian Boxer Wachler, M.D., of Beverly Hills, California. Using a handheld UV-A light meter on a cloudless Southern California afternoon, he […]Read More >

INTRODUCING THE TECNIS® SYMFONY INTRAOCULAR LENS (IOL)

The recent FDA approval of the TECNIS® Symfony Intraocular Lens (IOL) is great news for people with cataracts and have trouble reading or focusing on close objects (presbyopia/far-sighted). The Symfony lens is the first extended range of vision IOL to correct presbyopia and improve vision in people with cataracts, as well as improving far, intermediate, […]Read More >

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