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 >
Just as there are subspecialties in every area of medicine, the field of ophthalmology is made up of eye doctors who may specialize in a certain part of the eye and diseases and conditions that affect that part of the eye. What does it mean to be a retina specialist? A retina specialist is a […]Read More >
Our very own Dr. Sax was featured on WAMC Medical Monday, where he discussed everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. If you missed the show you can still listen to it here.
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 >
Q. I was told I have dry AMD by my eye doctor. What is AMD? A. AMD is age-related macular degeneration. Although there are many types of macular degeneration, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is by far the most common type. AMD is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp central vision that is […]Read More >
Listen to Dr. Sax on WAMC Medical Monday. Dr. Sax an ophthalmologist, retinal specialist and director of retina services at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. He’s here to answer your questions about everything from macular degeneration to diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein disease. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.
Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The disease damages central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read, write and recognize faces. […]Read More >