Recent Macular Degeneration News

Macular Holes: Observe, Inject, or Operate? – By Charles Mayron, MD, FACS

Focal VMT and FTMH: Observe, Inject, or Operate? My approach By Charles Mayron, MD, FACS Retinal Physician – www.retinalphysician.com Our firsthand clinical observations influence the choices we make for patients. Evidence-based medicine rarely provides all the information. Pivotal clinical trials can guide us, while prior therapy often influences our decisions. My approach to treating vitreomacular traction […]Read More >

Charles D. Mayron, M.D., Retinal Specialist joins the practice: board-certified retinal specialist and surgeon

Charles D. Mayron, M.D.  joins Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region (OCCR) after over 30 years of experience in practice and as an instructor.  Dr. Mayron is board-certified as a retinal specialist and surgeon. He is experienced in treating retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular pucker, flashes and floaters, retinal detachments, and […]Read More >

Articles Featuring Dr. Charles Mayron

Below is a video and several informative articles featuring Dr. Mayron, prior to his joining Ophthalmic Consultants.   Optos – Video Watch the Video In this video interview, Dr. Mayron discusses how the Optos retinal imaging machine enhances his work as a vitreoretinal specialist. The Optos features detailed image capture, which gives specialists more information […]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 >

Dr. Sax on WAMC Medical Monday

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. 

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 >

About Dry AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)

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 >

Dr. Robert Sax on WAMC Medical Monday

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.  

5 Tips to Help You Protect Against Macular Degeneration

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 >

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