ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER – DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY – DIVISION OF CORNEA, CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY
We are the premier eye care practice in Northeastern New York and are proud to be pioneering leaders in our field. Always on the cutting edge, the physicians at the Center for Eye Care Excellence are often the first in our area to perform and offer many innovative, life-changing procedures.
to provide dry eye diagnosis and treatment with LipiView and LipiFlow
to perform Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK and DMEK)
to perform Custom LASIK
to perform Blade-Free LASIK
to perform Stem Cell Transplantation
to perform Artificial Cornea (Keratoprosthesis)
to place Phakic IOL
to provide Corneal Cross-Linking for Keratoconus
to have Dry Eye Center of Excellence in the Capital District
Only practice to perform FDA trials in cataract and laser vision correction
EYE CARE EXCELLENCE
Dr. Robert Schultze
Dr. Robert Schultze is a regional pioneer in the field of ophthalmology and has been appointed Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery at the Albany Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology. He has been perennially recognized as a “Top Doctor” by the Consumer Research Council of America as well as by Castle Connolly and Hudson Valley Magazine. Dr. Schultze was the first Albany surgeon to place the Blue light filtering PanOptix Trifocal Lens Implant from Alcon Vision.
Dr. Robert Eden is a board certified, fellowship trained cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialist. He is fully experienced in both routine and complicated cataract surgery, and also specializes in many surgical treatments including the treatment of dry eye and creating artificial corneas. Dr. Eden previously served on staff at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Caritas Medical Centers and The New Parkway Hospital.
Welcome to Cornea Consultants of Albany, a dynamic ophthalmology practice capable of giving you the highest quality of eye care. Our staff is made up of the most experienced professionals in all of Northeastern New York, and they are dedicated to improving and maintaining the health of your eyes.
At Cornea Consultants, your health and experience with our practice are our only priorities. We pride ourselves on improving the sight of our patients, which, most importantly, improves their lives. Improving your eyesight makes your life more convenient and more enjoyable. Sight is our most important and informative sense, and our greatest passion is perfecting vision in all of our patients. In the hands of our surgeons, Dr. Robert Schultze and Dr. Robert Eden, and our optometrists Dr. Nicolette Casale and Dr. Gina Ciarmiello, you will find yourself seeing and living better than ever.
Throughout our website, you can learn more about the many different procedures and types of care we provide for whatever your eye care needs may be. Our mission is to provide world-class eye care to the people of Upstate New York and the surrounding area in a patient-friendly, comfortable environment. We are proud to serve this community and better the vision of all who come to see us.
Commitment to Excellence
Our practice serves as the Division of Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery for Albany Medical Center’s Department of Ophthalmology, so we are able to be continuously learning, researching, and improving.
Our continued education and research improve our patients’ quality of life as we use the latest and greatest procedures and state-of-the-art technology. The eye care industry is constantly evolving, and you can be sure that Cornea Consultants of Albany is always at the forefront of this evolution.
We are experts in all areas of eye care, particularly specializing in improving dry eye, treating corneal diseases, and performing cornea, LASIK, and cataract surgery but also take care of all your general eye care needs. Our physicians are pioneers in partial thickness surgery, making Cornea Consultants of Albany the recognized experts for cornea transplant and disease treatment within a 100-mile radius. We are also the first practice in Northeastern New York to perform Corneal Cross-Linking, a revolutionary therapy that slows the progression of keratoconus.
In addition to our unparalleled experience in corneal surgery, our surgeons won’t settle for anything less than extraordinary in all areas of treatment and will even combine their expertise and LASIK precision to ensure the very best outcomes with cataract surgery.
Aesthetic Services in Northeastern New York
We are proud to now offer Botox and injectables to our list of outstanding services with our Eye for Beauty Aesthetics at Cornea Consultants of Albany. Our physicians and cosmetic registered nurse can help you keep a youthful appearance with Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Kybella and other fillers and injectables.
We measure our relationships with our patients not just in months or even years, but decades. See what our patients are saying about us.
“EVERY TIME I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT, I GET THE BEST MEDICAL CARE, AND WITH THE STAFF I FEEL AS IF I AM AT THE MISS AMERICA FINALE. IT’S A PLEASURE TO COME TO A FRIENDLY PLACE AS WELL AS AN EXTRAORDINARY MEDICAL FACILITY. HOW LUCKY CAN WE GET?!”
“MY EXPERIENCE HERE HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY AWESOME – FROM THE RECEPTIONISTS UPON ARRIVAL TO THE TECHNICIANS, DOCTORS AND SURGICAL STAFF. THERE ARE NO WORDS TO SAY HOW PLEASED I AM WITH MY CATARACT SURGICAL EXPERIENCE. A SPECIAL THANKS TO DR. SCHULTZE, DR. GRILL AND BROOKE THE SURGICAL COORDINATOR. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE OTHER EYE BEING […]
“THIS OFFICE IS AMAZINGLY FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT. A MODEL FOR OTHER PRACTICES TO EMULATE.”
“I AM SO PLEASED THAT MY EYESIGHT HAS NEVER BEEN SO BRIGHT AND CLEAR! WORE GLASSES SINCE 3RD GRADE – NO MORE.”
“CORNEA CONSULTANTS TURNED OUT TO BE ALL THAT I EXPECTED. EVERYONE – DR. EDEN AND THE ENTIRE STAFF ARE PROFESSIONAL, HELPFUL AND DILIGENT. THE OUTCOME OF MY CATARACT SURGERY IS EXCELLENT.”
“AFTER GETTING LOST AND 15 MINUTES LATE, I WAS ANXIOUS. THE STAFF HERE MADE ME FEEL SO COMFORTABLE AND BACK AT EASE. EVERYONE IS FRIENDLY AND PLEASANT. WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE I HAD HERE. THANK YOU.”
“I HAVE BEEN A PATIENT OF THE CCA PRACTICE FOR OVER 6 YEARS. BOTH DR. SCHULTZE AND DR. EDEN ARE OUTSTANDING DOCTORS AND SURGEONS. THE ENTIRE STAFF ARE EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL BUT YET KIND AND GENTLE. WHEN I THOUGHT I INJURED MY CORNEA, I CALLED IMMEDIATELY AND THE STAFF WAS ACCOMMODATING AND GAVE ME AN APPOINTMENT […]
“THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A VERY COMFORTABLE EXPERIENCE WITH MY SURGERY. EVERYONE WAS EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL, CONSIDERING I DIDN’T QUITE KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. SCHULTZE TO ANYONE NEEDING THIS TYPE OF SURGERY. HE’S THE BEST! AND I KNOW THIS FROM OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN IN THIS CARE. VERY PROFESSIONAL STAFF […]
“EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE! STAFF AND DOCTOR WERE HELPFUL, KIND AND COURTEOUS. WENT SO WELL I AM COMING BACK TO DO THE OTHER EYE.”
“FOR WHAT I AM DEALING WITH, YOU (DR. EDEN AND STAFF), HAVE MADE IT EXTREMELY TOLERABLE AND IF I CAN EVEN THINK IT, PLEASURABLE. MY DIAGNOSIS WAS SHOCKING BUT THEY TOLD ME YOU WERE THE BEST AND YOU DEFINITELY ARE! THE OFFICE – ALL STAFF REALLY GOES OUT OF THEIR WAY TO MAKE EVERYTHING PLEASANT […]
“A+ CARE AFTER YEARS OF POOR EYE CARE. SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE! I TELL EVERYONE IN THE MARKET FOR AN EYE DOCTOR TO COME HERE.”
“MY EXPERIENCE WITH CATARACT SURGERY PERFORMED BY DR. SCHULTZE WAS BETTER THAN EXPECTED. THE VISION IN MY LEFT EYE WAS 20/50 BEFORE SURGERY. VERY SHORTLY AFTER SURGERY IT WAS 20/25. MY READING VISION ALSO GREATLY IMPROVED WITH OFF THE SHELF GLASSES. I ALSO USE OFF THE SHELF SUNGLASSES. THE IMPLANTED LENS WAS A TORIC LENS […]
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