Recent Glaucoma 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 >

Cataracts: How Surgery Can Impact a Glaucoma Diagnosis

Eye health is a national concern as 12 million Americans over age 40 experience some vision impairment. Cataracts and glaucoma are among the leading causes of blindness and may sometimes present simultaneously in patients. Here we will explore cataracts and glaucoma and how cataract surgery can influence the glaucoma diagnosis.  What is a Cataract? A […]Read More >

What is Glaucoma? Exploring the Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments

What is glaucoma?  Glaucoma is a prevalent eye disease worldwide and is the second leading cause of vision loss. Approximately 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but half of these individuals may not know that they have the disease.  This lack of awareness may be due to glaucoma initially having no symptoms. In fact, early vision […]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 >


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 >

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