Offering Extensive Expertise

Our ophthalmologists have expertise in a wide range of diseases and disorders affecting the eye. These eye specialists are highly sought-after in their particular field of eye care and have performed many of the region's first innovative procedures. We perform cornea transplants in conjunction with the Center for Donation and Transplant in Albany.

From tests and procedures that help preserve eye-sight to researching new treatment methods to performing advanced cataracts and LASIK surgery, we can help patients with any eye condition.

Cornea, cataract and refractive surgery services are offered by Cornea Consultants of Albany.  To make an appointment, call 518-475-1515.

Care Throughout the Capital Region

Surgical procedures are performed at Albany Medical Center's South Clinical Campus at 25 Hackett Boulevard in Albany.

Eye care (ophthalmology) services also are provided at Saratoga Hospital.  At Columbia Memorial Health, we partner with Hudson Valley Ophthalmology to offer outpatient surgery options for cataract treatment.

  • Artificial cornea
  • Cornea biopsy
  • Cornea transplant
  • Diabetic retinopathy treatment
  • Glaucoma laser surgery
  • Imaging
  • Intacs
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Pupilloplasty
  • Routine eye exams
  • Small-incision cataract surgery
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Sutured Intraocular Lens
  • Cataract surgery - multifocal lens implants, astigmatism correcting (Toric) implants, standard implants
  • Refractive surgery - LASIK and PRK Excimer laser surgery, astigmatic keratotomy, Clear Lens extraction and replacement, conductive keratoplasty, phakic IOL
  • Treatment for keratoconus - DALK, Deep Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK), Intacs

Cornea, cataract and refractive surgery services are offered by Cornea Consultants of Albany.  To make an appointment, call 518-475-1515.

This group, located at the Lions Eye Institute in Albany, was the first in the region to perform innovative procedures including endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), custom LASIK, blade-free LASIK, stem cell transplantation, artificial cornea (keratoprosthesis), phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs) and multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) for the treatment of cataracts.

The team at Cornea Consultants specialize in the pathology of the ocular surface, cornea, iris and lens. They see patients with a wide variety of eye conditions and severity. They regularly conduct research and attend and contribute to major national and international meetings to stay abreast of any new developments in eye care and share their expertise.

Saratoga Surgery Center

We offer surgical services at two locations. Inpatient and outpatient surgery are performed at the Hospital. Outpatient surgery also is available at Saratoga Surgery Center, on our Wilton Campus. Whenever possible, we offer a minimally invasive approach, which means less discomfort and scarring as well as faster recovery times. For certain conditions, both minimally invasive and advanced robot-assisted surgery options are offered, enabling our surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures with extreme precision. We do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and well cared for.

Training the Next Generation of Physicians

Albany Medical College offers a variety of graduate medical education programs. Learn more about our Ophthalmology Residency program.