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Summer Time Eye Care

June 21st marked the official start of summer and we’d like to remind you about the importance of eye health and safety during the summer months. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you spend the summer enjoying the sun, vacationing, and spending time with family and friends: Protect your eyes June is National […]Read More >

High Pollen Levels Linked to Dry Eye Syndrome

If during springtime you notice your eyes are burning and irritated and/or have blurry vision—you just might have dry eye syndrome. A new study published in the April, 2015 journal Ophthalmology found a correlation between dry eye and spring. The researchers analyzed 3.4 million visits to Veterans Affairs eye clinics nationwide between 2006 and 2011. […]Read More >

Smoking Harms Your Eyes & Your Vision

Of course, we are all aware of the damage that smoking can do to the body from heart disease to cancer. But did you know that smoking can impact your vision too? Researchers have found smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye syndrome. Smokers are up […]Read More >

Driving, Your Vision and Aging

It’s a fact; eyesight worsens with age. When you’re over 60 and beyond your eyes need more light and more time to adjust when light changes. It can be hard to see especially at dawn, dusk, and night. Often older eyes are more sensitive to glare from headlights, street lights, or the sun, making it […]Read More >

This Ain’t Your Grandparents Cataract Surgery

By Dr. Allen Zieker Evolution is a reality in the field of cataract surgery. Fifty years ago, cataract surgery was risky with the chance of infection, detached retina, and systemic complications because of the enforced weeks-long bed rest after surgery. The safety of cataract surgery today has turned a once-risky procedure, reserved for the significantly […]Read More >

Advanced, Patient-Centered Eye Care Right in Your Hometown

With over 200 years of combined clinical experience, the doctors at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region deliver trusted, full-service eye care to the Albany area. They have five convenient locations in Albany, Clifton Park, Schenectady, Schodack and Troy. Providing what you need for your vision including optical, general and surgical eye care. “We feel so very lucky […]Read More >

Modern Cataract Surgery

Cataracts affect over 20 million people over age 40.  Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures done on aging Americans.  Patients have never had so many great options when considering cataract surgery given the significant technology advancements today. Surveys have shown that sight is the sense most people fear losing.  Cataracts are an […]Read More >

Modern Glaucoma Treatment

It is estimated that over 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma, but because glaucoma often has no early symptoms, only half of those know they have it. Unfortunately, it is also the leading cause of blindness. The good news is that glaucoma treatment has greatly evolved in the past 30 years giving patients many new treatment […]Read More >

About Epiretinal Membranes

Most of the eye’s interior is filled with vitreous, a gel-like substance containing millions of fibers attached to the surface of the retina (the back of the eye.) As we age, the vitreous can slowly shrink and pull away from the retina. Sometimes when the vitreous pulls away there is microscopic damage to the retina’s […]Read More >

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