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Recent Retinal Disorders News

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.  

Why do I need a dilated eye exam?

All About Eyes: Ask an Optometrist By Judith Archibold, O.D. You might think that because your vision is fine your eyes are, therefore, also healthy. But visiting your eye doctor for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to be absolutely certain. During your dilated eye exam both of your eyes will be […]Read More >

Robert D. Sax, M.D., Ph.D. Awarded as a Top Ophthalmologist in New York

Congratulations to Robert D. Sax, M.D., Ph.D. for being selected as a Top Ophthalmologist in New York by the International Association of Ophthalmologists (IAO). This organization recognizes top physicians around the world who have demonstrated success and leadership in their professions. Dr. Sax is board-certified and has been practicing as an ophthalmologist and retinal specialist […]Read More >

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 >

Driving, Your Vision and Aging

It’s a fact; eyesight worsens with age. When you’re over 60 and beyond your eyes need more light and more time to adjust when light changes. It can be hard to see especially at dawn, dusk, and night. Often older eyes are more sensitive to glare from headlights, street lights, or the sun, making it […]Read More >

Advanced, Patient-Centered Eye Care Right in Your Hometown

With over 200 years of combined clinical experience, the doctors at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region deliver trusted, full-service eye care to the Albany area. They have five convenient locations in Albany, Clifton Park, Schenectady, Schodack and Troy. Providing what you need for your vision including optical, general and surgical eye care. “We feel so very lucky […]Read More >

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 670 Franklin Street, Suite 101 in Schenectady. This location offers plenty of free parking for your […]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 >

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