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Recent Media Relations News

Dr. Allen Zieker focused on patient care starting in 1984. 30,000 eye care surgeries later, OCCR is a New York State success story …

In his 36-year career, ophthalmologist Dr. Allen Zieker estimates he’s performed more than 30,000 eye care operations. He now completes about 1,500 cataract surgeries annually, about 40 to 60 in a week. It all started when he bought a practice with two exam rooms in 1984. That became Albany-Troy Cataract and Laser Associates, which expanded into what’s […]Read More >

Peter Kansas, M.D. retires. Congratulations on a remarkable career!

Dr. Allen Zieker and Dr. Robert Sax wish to honor and congratulate Dr. Kansas, A co-founder of Albany Regional Eyes Center,  on his remarkable 52-year career, his contribution to the field of Ophthalmology, and now on his retirement! CONGRATULATIONS DR. PETER KANSAS ON YOUR RETIREMENT!! Dr. Kansas practiced Ophthalmology for over 52 years in the […]Read More >

Our Doctors came in First, Second, and Third place for Best Ophthalmologists in 2020 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards

Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Sweeps 2020 Readers’ Poll!Thank you for your Support! Best Ophthalmologist First Place: Robert Felman, MD Second Place: Allen Zeiker, MD Third Place: David Rabady, MD We are PROUD to have received your support. With five locations and 13 doctors, you can be confident you are making the right choice […]Read More >

Message to Our Patients About COVID-19/Coronavirus

We are here for you! Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region is committed to keeping our patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to provide quality care.  Our practice remains open for Urgent and Emergency in-person visits, and in addition, we are pleased to announce that we’re now offering telehealth appointments, which […]Read More >

Dr. David Rabady Confirmed as NY Top Docs 2020 Leading Provider

For the second year in a row, Dr. David Rabady, M.D., of Ophthalmic Consultants of Capital Region has been awarded as a top provider by NY Top Docs. Dr. Rabady is a retina specialist and a partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. He treats various retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, macular pucker, […]Read More >

Vote Now! Dr. Allen Zieker and Dr. David Rabady Nominated for Best Ophthalmologist in 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards

Schenectady’s The Daily Gazette is currently hosting its 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards, and both Dr. Allen Zieker and Dr. David Rabady of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region have been nominated for Best Ophthalmologist. The Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards by The Daily Gazette aims to find the people, […]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.  

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 >

Possible Cataract Surgery Complications

Before we discuss the possible complications that could happen with cataract surgery, it’s important to stress that the possibility of serious complications developing as a result of cataract surgery is very low. In fact, fewer than 5 out of 100 people have complications from cataract surgery that could threaten their sight or require further surgery. […]Read More >

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