Allen W. Zieker, M.D.

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Dr. Allen Zieker practiced as an ophthalmologist for more than 33 years. Working with cataract patients is his passion; in fact, Dr. Zieker performed more than 1,500 cataract surgeries annually. During his career, he has completed well over 7,000 laser procedures and several thousand astigmatic surgeries.

In 2018 Dr. Allen Zieker was the first cataract surgeon in the United States to implant the enVista® toric MX60T intraocular lens. In 2019, he was one of the first surgeons in upstate New York to implant the Hydrus® Microstent in glaucoma patients during cataract surgery. Dr. Allen Zieker has been at the forefront of eye care, seeking out the latest advancements in technology and treatment options.

Dr. Allen Zieker was a partner of the former Troy Eye Associates and a founding member of Albany-Troy Cataract and Laser Associates. Expansion into communities surrounding Albany and Troy led to the renaming of the practice to Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. The goal of the expansion was to better serve patients from all the areas of the Capital District. Dr. Allen Zieker was the director of cataract surgery.


Dr. Allen Zieker received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Maryland and his M.D. at the Albany Medical College of Union University. After finishing a residency in internal medicine in Connecticut, he then completed an ophthalmology residency at the Albany Medical Center Hospital in 1981.


Dr. Allen Zieker is a board-certified ophthalmologist, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and member of the American Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Allen Zieker was one of the founding members of the Albany Regional Eye Surgery Center. Dr. Allen Zieker has made several mission trips to underprivileged countries to perform cataract surgery.

He is noted on the Who’s Who as a top doctor


Practicing At Our Locations In

  • Albany
  • Clifton Park
  • Schenectady
  • Troy

Working With

  • Specialty & Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Cataract Treatment, Surgery & Laser Lasik Surgery
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