Dr. Allen Zieker, MD

Dr. Allen Zieker, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Allen Zieker, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1975 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

3 Atrium Dr Ste 100

Albany, NY 12205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
very high
more than 95% of peers
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Zieker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zieker "ALLEN W. ZIEKER, M.D. 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. EDUCATION 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. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 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. PRACTICING AT OUR LOCATIONS IN Albany Clifton Park Schenectady Schodack Troy WORKING WITH Cataract Treatment, Surgery & Laser Lasik Surgery Specialty & Laser Cataract Surgery LATEST NEWS"
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3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

28  Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Strabismus
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

7  Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Mt. St. Mary's College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Waterbury Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Albany Med Center Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Waterbury Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zieker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zieker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zieker to family and friends
22 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Zieker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. Allen Zieker did a fantastic job. He removed the cataract in my right eye. He recommended that I use the toric lens to help with the astigmatism. I now have 20-20 vision in my eye and only need glasses for reading. He has an excellent staff. They are friendly, courteous and talented. He and his...more
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Dr.Allen Zieker knows his business,he did my cataract surgery,and to my amazement after 60 years of wearing glasses for distance,I have 20-20 vision,my mistake was not going for symphony lenses.
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Having PRK (Lasik) corrective surgery with Dr. Allen Zieker at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region was one of the best choices I have ever made. My vision before surgery was terrible (-7.00 and then some) and I could not see anything but blurry colors without glasses. I can now see...more
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I was very pleased with the care I received from Dr. Zieker. he took the time as well as his staff to explain the cataract surgery procedure and made sure that my questions were answered. He was very professional and friendly. I would recommend him to everyone I can tell. thank you Dr. Zieker
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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. ...more
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