Recent Media Relations News

About Epiretinal Membranes

Most of the eye’s interior is filled with vitreous, a gel-like substance containing millions of fibers attached to the surface of the retina (the back of the eye.) As we age, the vitreous can slowly shrink and pull away from the retina. Sometimes when the vitreous pulls away there is microscopic damage to the retina’s […]Read More >

Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region Opens New Practice in Schenectady, NY

Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region is expanding. The practice is excited to announce the integration of Dr. Verola’s and Dr. Corbett’s ophthalmology practice with Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. You can visit the new office location at 500 State Street, Suite 1A in Schenectady. This location offers plenty of free parking for your […]Read More >

Seasonal Dry Eye Help

The temperature drops, the heater kicks on and all of a sudden your eyes are itchy, red and burning. One of the most common complaints we hear at our office every winter relates to dry eyes. Even patients who have never suffered from dry eyes in the past can suddenly be bothered during the cold […]Read More >

Have you scheduled your child’s annual eye exam yet?

It seems as though summer just began and already it’s time to go back to school.  Where did the time go? As you make your check-list of what needs to get done for school starting, make sure that you include scheduling appointments for comprehensive vision exams for your children. Vision is a crucial element of […]Read More >

March is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 years or older in the United States. According to the National Eye Institute, AMD affects more than 2.1 million Americans. As our population ages, and the “baby boomers” advance into their 60’s and 70’s, the National Eye Institute estimates 3.7 million […]Read More >

What is Low Vision?

Low vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery, you may find it challenging to see and perform your daily tasks. People age 65 and older, as well as African Americans and Hispanics over age 45, are at higher risk of having low vision from AMD, diabetes retinopathy, or glaucoma. There […]Read More >

Make Your Vision a New Year’s Resolution

We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions—plans to work-out more, eat less junk food, get organized or save more money. This year, why not make a resolution that will keep you seeing all the good things in life for years to come—TAKING CARE OF YOUR EYES. Plan ahead Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) can save patients up […]Read More >

November is Diabetes Month®

Diabetes is a serious disease.  If it is not managed, it can damage many parts of the body, leading to heart attacks, strokes, amputation, blindness, kidney failure and nerve damage. About Diabetes  Prevalence Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk […]Read More >

Giving the Gift of Sight Dr. Allen Zieker Performs Cataract Surgery for Underprivileged in Panama

ALBANY, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 4, 2013—Through SEE International, a humanitarian non-profit organization, Dr. Allen Zieker of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region traveled to Panama City, Panama, last month. He performed cataract surgery on over 25 patients during his brief visit. Joined by Dr. Francis Nathan from Adelaide, Australia, they worked closely with the host […]Read More >

Dr. Allen Zieker travels to Panama to perform Cataract Surgery for Underprivileged

ALBANY, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 24, 2013—Through SEE International, a humanitarian non-profit organization, Dr. Allen Zieker of Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region will travel to Panama City, Panama, October 25-26 to perform cataract surgery. Due to the intense workload of this visit, the mission is known as the Catarathon, a combination of words cataract and […]Read More >

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