Recent Dry Eye News

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 >

George O. Stasior, M.D. Oculoplastic Specialist joins the Practice: Board Certified for eye plastics and reconstructive plastic surgery

George O. Stasior, MD, joins Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region (OCCR) after over 30 years of experience in practice in Latham NY. Dr. Stasior is a nationally and internationally recognized Specialist in Ophthalmology, Eye Plastic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and is a Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Stasior is Board […]Read More >

Dr Sax on WAMC ‘Medical Monday’ Show

Our very own Dr. Sax was featured on WAMC Medical Monday, May 18, where he talks proper eye care. If you missed the show you can still listen to it here. 

Dry Eye or Seasonally Allergies: Here’s what you need to know!

Q. I’m not sure if I have allergies or dry eye, how do I tell the difference? A. We all love springtime, but with the warmer weather also comes an increase in pollen and other allergens. Most of us have experienced scratchiness, redness, irritation, or a burning sensation in our eyes. Dry eye syndrome and […]Read More >

Ask the Eye Doctor-Dry Eye

By: Rafael Medina, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region My eyes are red and itchy feeling. I think I may have dry eye. Is there something I can do besides drops I buy at the store? A. One of the most common complaints we hear at our office during winter relates […]Read More >

LIPIVIEW® for Diagnosing Dry Eye & LIPIFLOW® Treatment For Dry Eye Sufferers

Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region acquired a new and revolutionary diagnostic and treatment system from Tear Science, the LipiView® and LipiFlow® systems.  This system is the first FDA approved diagnostic and treatment system on the market for those patients suffering from dry eye. Diagnosing Dry Eye: How the LipiView Works… LipiView is a noninvasive device […]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 >

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 >

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