Recent Cataracts News

James Tammaro, M.D. Returns to Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region

We’re very excited to welcome back Dr. Tammaro! We are pleased to announce that our friend and colleague, Dr. James Tammaro has returned to Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region and will be seeing patients at all five of our locations. Dr. Tammaro is a board-certified ophthalmologist with more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Tammaro […]Read More >

Secondary Cataracts

Q: I’ve heard of something called “secondary cataracts.” Is it true that cataracts can return after cataract surgery? Will I need to have cataract surgery a second time? By: Allen W. Zieker, M.D. Robert B. Feldman, M.D. Cataract Surgeons at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region A: Cataracts are actually unable to grow back after […]Read More >

Will I need to wear eyeglasses after cataract surgery?

This is one of the most common questions asked by cataract patients. It’s hard to deny that needing reading glasses can be an inconvenience. The answer is a bit more complicated than a simple yes or no, as a number of factors are at play in whether or not patients will still need to wear […]Read More >

ALLEN W. ZIEKER, M.D. FIRST SURGEON IN UNITED STATES TO IMPLANT THE ENVISTA® TORIC MX60T INTRAOCULAR LENS (IOL) IN CATARACT PATIENTS

Albany, NY: Allen W. Zieker, M.D., President and Director of Cataract Surgery at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, was chosen to be the first cataract surgeon in the United States to implant the new Bausch + Lomb enVista® toric MX60T intraocular lens. Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, announced they received […]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 >

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 >

We now have a FREE cataract surgery guide.

The idea of having surgery on your eyes can be a bit scary. There are so many choices and we know you want to make all the right decisions for your vision. We’re here to help. Check out our new Cataract Surgery Guide. It will assist you in understanding your IOL choices, how to pick […]Read More >

Why does my eye exam take so much time?

A. If your eye exam is taking more than an hour, you’re most likely having a dilated eye exam. During your dilated eye exam, both of your eyes will be inspected for any signs of vision problems and/or eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and cataracts. The dilated eye exam is a […]Read More >

How to find the right cataract surgeon for you…

Q. Do you have any advice on how to find a good cataract surgeon? A. Here are a few tips on finding the right cataract surgeon for you… DO GET REFERRALS A great place to start your search is talking to your primary care doctor, family, and friends. Get recommendations and if they have had […]Read More >