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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 >


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 >

Welcome Dr. Krouner

We’re very pleased to announced the addition of  Dr. Andrew Krouner  a fellowship trained, board-certified ophthalmologist with over 25 years of experience to Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region.  Dr. Krouner focuses on general medical ophthalmology, laser procedures, and glaucoma management. Prior to joining Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, Dr. Krouner was in private […]Read More >

New Glaucoma Treatments

We’re excited here at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. We have two new glaucoma treatments available for our patients with glaucoma…Rhopressa™ and Xen® Gel Stent. Rhopressa™ For the first time in decades, there is a new class of glaucoma medication available—Rhopressa™ (netarsudil ophthalmic solution), was approved in December 2017. Here are the facts on […]Read More >

Open-Angle Glaucoma is Hereditary

My sister was recently diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma. How do I know if I have glaucoma? By: NALINI A. MADIWALE, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Glaucoma Specialist A. Unfortunately, open-angle glaucoma can run in families and since your sister was diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma, you should make an eye appointment with an ophthalmologist for glaucoma testing. Open-angle […]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 >

Type 2 Diabetes & Your Vision

All About Eyes…Ask an Ophthalmologist By: David Rabady, M.D. Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Q. I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Will my eyesight be affected? A. Diabetes is a disease that affects all areas of your body—including your eyes. Eye care is especially important for people with […]Read More >

Ask An Ophthalmologist…

By: NALINI A. MADIWALE, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Glaucoma Specialist Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Q. Both my mom and aunt have glaucoma; is it hereditary? A. Yes, glaucoma can run in families but this is not the only risk factor. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve which can […]Read More >

Why do I need a dilated eye exam?

All About Eyes: Ask an Optometrist By Judith Archibold, O.D. You might think that because your vision is fine your eyes are, therefore, also healthy. But visiting your eye doctor for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to be absolutely certain. During your dilated eye exam both of your eyes will be […]Read More >

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