Recent Cataracts News

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 >

New Technology: NGENUITY

At Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, our highly-experienced ophthalmologists make it a priority to stay abreast on the newest, most cutting edge technology to provide every patient with the best care possible. It is with this commitment that our ophthalmologists are excited to announce using the NGENUITY 3D Visualization System with DATAFUSION for retina […]Read More >


On February 12, 2019, Allen Zieker, M.D. of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, implanted the Hydrus® Microstent in four glaucoma patients during cataract surgery. The Hydrus Microstent was approved by the FDA in August 2018 and is an implantable, flexible, metal tube designed to reduce eye pressure in patients with mild to moderate primary […]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 >

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