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Recent Cataracts News

The First and Only Lens That Can Be Customized AFTER Cataract Surgery – Available in the Albany Metro Area ONLY at Ophthalmic Consultants!

With traditional ‘fixed’ intraocular lenses (IOLs), your physician performs measurements before your surgery in order to select the best IOL to try to achieve your vision goals. Once your surgery is complete and the IOL has been implanted, your physician has limited options to adjust the lens power or prescription. With the Light Adjustable Lens, […]Read More >

Brian R. Harrow, M.D., Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon Joins the Practice

Brian R. Harrow, M.D.  joins Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region (OCCR). Dr. Brian Harrow is a board-certified, comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon.  Dr. Harrow also treats patients with glaucoma, dry eye, diabetes, macular degeneration, and other ophthalmic conditions. Prior to joining Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, Dr. Harrow has practiced in Los Angeles, […]Read More >

With coronavirus still around, is it safe to have eye surgery now?

For those wondering if they or a family member should proceed with their eye surgery or “hold off,” this is an important and thoughtful question.  In answering this question, during these challenging times in healthcare, it is important to reflect upon key considerations.   Our main consideration is your safety.   Safety has always been the focus […]Read More >

Allen W. Zieker, M.D., First Surgeon in Northeastern NY. to Implant NEW Tecnis Toric II 1-Piece IOL in Cataract Patients

Recently, Allen W. Zieker, M.D., President and Director of cataract surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, became the first surgeon in the entire Northeastern New York to implant the Tecnis Toric II 1-Piece Intraocular Lens (IOL) in cataract patients. The Tecnis Toric II 1-Piece IOL, by Johnson & Johnson Vision, debuted in the United […]Read More >

First and Only FDA-Approved Trifocal Lens Now at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region

Albany, New York—September 4, 2019 Always committed to bringing patients the best and latest technology in the field of eye care, Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region is now among the earliest in the country to offer its cataract patients the first and only FDA-approved trifocal lens. Dr. Allen Zieker implanted the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal Intraocular […]Read More >

Dr. Allen W. Zieker among first 10 surgeons in U.S. to implant DEXTENZA® device for pain management following ophthalmic surgery.  

Albany, New York—May, 30 2019 Allen W. Zieker, M.D., President and Director of Cataract Surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, is the first surgeon in the entire Northeast, including New York City, to implant the DEXTENZA® device in ophthalmic surgery patients. DEXTENZA, from the biopharmaceutical company Ocular Therapeutix™, Inc., was approved for use […]Read More >

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