Dr. Allen W. Zieker, MD

Dr. Allen W. Zieker, MD


Ophthalmology | Male | 69 years old

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ALLEN W. ZIEKER, M.D. Dr. Allen Zieker has been in practice as an ophthalmologist for more than 33 years. Working...Read more

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in Schenectady, NY |
My vision was getting pretty bad, especially my night driving. I made an appointment with Dr. Allen Zieker upon a recommendation from a neighbor. What an amazing doctor! Love, love, love Dr. Zieker! He explained what was happening, gave me so many options and come to fnd out, I have cataracts. Dr. Zieker performed the surgery and it was so easy and painless! Thanks for giving my vision back!!!!!
in Albany, NY |
Dr. Zieker was very kind and patient when answering all our questions regarding cataract surgery. I wish I had got the surgery done years ago. I see so much better.
Schenectady, NY |
I could not read without getting a debilitating headache. This lasted for four years. As an author, this was painful to endure. Following simple cataract surgery and a good prescription for reading glasses, I can read again. I have my life back! I only wish that Dr. Zeiker had done this sooner, rather than telling me I had other problems that cataract removal could not help.
Troy, NY |
Dr.Zieker is professional and know less in cataract surgery. He ensures that you are educated prior to the procedure and provides thorough follow up after... He is kind, takes his time with you, answers all questions.. The office staff in Troy are amazing with great customer service .
in Albany,NY |
Great doctor. I can see better now than I could 20 years ago. Nice, spent time with me to explain surgery. I'm very happy with the results.
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Dr. Allen Zieker has been in practice as an ophthalmologist for more than 33 years. Working with cataract patients is his passion; in fact,last year alone he performed more than 1,500 cataract surgeries. During his career, he has completed well over 5,000 laser procedures and several thousand astigmatic surgeries.

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 is to better serve patients from all the areas of the Capital District. Dr. Allen Zieker is the president of the practice and 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 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and member of the American Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Allen Zieker is the medical director and one of the founding members of the Albany Regional Eye Surgery Center.


  • Albany
  • Clifton Park
  • Schenectady
  • Schodack
  • Troy


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


Dr. Zieker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Nearsightedness
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Presbyopia
  • Strabismus
  • Ulcer
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    Albany Medical College

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    Waterbury Hospital

    Completed in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    Albany Med Center Hospital

    Completed in 1981

    Waterbury Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Undergraduate School
    Mt. St. Mary's College

    Graduated in 1969

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal