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Dr. William Dieck

Ophthalmology
Mount Kisco, NY
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Mount Kisco, NY

Address

185 Kisco Avenue, Suite 500, Mount Kisco, NY
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Medicare

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

MVP Healthcare

Westchester Health Associates

Mount Kisco, NY

About

Bio

Specializing in Anterior Segment Cataract surgery , Including Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery, with Astigmatic and Bifocal implants. LenSx certified femtosecond cataract surgeon. Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry Eye Center, taking care of all types if Dry Eye disease.

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Ophthalmology

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490 Answers
338 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Need exam: The symptoms may indicate an eye infection or a blockage in the tear darinage apparatus. Please get you child examined so this does not turn into a s... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Possible ocular migr: What you are describing may be an ocular migraine variant. It is important for you to have a baseline medical exam to check blood pressure as well as... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Full time use: You should wear them full time for at least a week. If you are still having problems then return to the optician to see if they need an adjustment. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Cost about equal: The decision should not be based on cost, but rather on what is healthier for your eye. Not everyone can wear contact lenses, and fewer people can we... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Depends: The use of antidepressants in glaucoma patients depends on how open their "angle" is . Many open angle glaucoma patients can use any antidepressant b... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Decreased BP: What you are experiencing is a reduction of blood flow to the eye and brain when you stand abruptly. The confusion, pixelated vision and dizzyness is... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes : But not neccessarily with computer work. Anti glare glasses improve vision and reduce eye strain in high glare circumstances. In regular ambiant lig... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
More Specific: If you are referring to pulsation of the lid it is usually due to stress, fatigue and caffeine intake (obicularis myokimia). If you are referring to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
PERLA: Pupils equal, reactive to light and accomodation
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: There is absolutely no correlation between the two.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Good: Many surgical procedures are available for glaucoma unable to be managed with medications. Laser/scalpel. The type of surgical intervention will dep... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
See an ophthalmologi: Get your eyes examined . They may be able to prescribe glasses allowing you to see weel and then feel better.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Suggestions: This blurring on the computer may be simply caused by the well known decrease in blin rate many experience with computer use. The surface of ther eye... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No exact answer: It is unusual for a 24 year old to have developed a pinguecula. This would require a great deal of ultraviolet exposure. That being said a yound adu... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
HARD TO ANSWER: You did not state how long ago the surgery was and how much prism was prescribed. If you are able to see without double vision without the prism some... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Medical/surgical: Most infantie glaucoma cases are congenital in nature , due to a structural malformation of the eye. These are usually treated with surgical interven... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
You can't: The need for glasses results from an underlying refractive error . A uncorrected refractive error can lead to eyestrain, however, eyestrain cannot da... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Better Vision:): The first few days after surgery may be somewhat blurred, however, some patient see better immediately. Best vision may require a spectacle rx, depen... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Variability: There is a great deal of normal variation in the human gene expression. Some people have more periorbital, lid laxity, lis apponeurosis dehiscence t... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
O: Cholesterol deposits in the cornea (an arcus) do not fade with cholesterol reduction. Cholesterol does not coat retinal vessels. It can only be seen... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: However, if you are not farsighted, they may blur your distance vision. They will not harm your eyes.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Depends: I think you are asking how long it takes to have symptoms after you are exposed to an infectious source. For bacterial conjunctivitis one to three da... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Possibly: Viral conjunctivitis can sometimes be a part of a larger viral infection. The systemic viral infection can cause headaches. A viral infection confin... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Maybe: If you are farsighted, an otc reading glass may clear your distance vision . This is rare, however, sine=ce very few people meet the appropriate crit... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Not true: Their int of reference has changed. They never saw better, so they now know what they are missing when the glasses are not being used. Glasses or co... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Not the glasses: Spectacle correction only corrects the refractive error at the time they were prescribed. Worsening of the underlying refractive error has nothing to... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Why not contacts or : Contact lenses can treat high degrees of astigmatism as can toric intraocular lens implants. A specialist in astigmatic contact lens fitting may be n... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Both are: The correct axis aligns your astigmatic spectacle correction to the correct axis of astigmatic error in your eye. Optical centers align the center of... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Bifocal CL: If you are wearing a bifocal contact lens, some halos seen round lights is "normal", or at least a limitation of the type of contact lens. If this is... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Photopsia: Is the term given to flashing lights that you may be describing . Any new onset of lights or floaters should be evaluated to rule out a retinal tear ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Complicated: Soemtimed the correct prescription can give headaches during the adjustment period. That being said, sometimes the power of the precription needs to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Vision and : Refraction. A refraction determines the amount of nearsighted ness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. Using this information with your uncorrecte... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Requires : Observation of the lens on the eye and followup to determine if the contact is harming the ocular surface.
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: Advir and spieva will have no affect on macular degeneration. If you have had cataract surgery , you don't need to worry about cataracts. Increased ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: "bags" under the eye represent many things-- swelling, orbital fat prolapse, skin laxity. Swelling due to allergy can be treated. Most other causes ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Days to weeks: The recovery period depends on the type of bacteria, time of diagnosis and appropriateness of treatment. Routine corneal ulcers, diagnosed within the... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Depends: Not strabismic eyes (straight) may be able to correct a lazy eye with glasses alone. If that does not work, more aggressive treatment with patching n... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Not really: But try to get then adjusted so they do not leave the marks.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: Conjunctivitis is an isolated infection of the conjunctiva and does not produce bacteria in the blood.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Blockage: If you are describing bumps on the eyelid margin, you probably have clogged meibomian glands. A warm compress should soften them up s they can be wip... Read More
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A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Afterimage.: The most likely cause of the spots you saw were an afterimage that occurred after looking at a brightly colored object.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: It has no affect.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Time: Viral conjunctivitis, like a viral respiratory infection runs its course over a 10-14 day period of time. Medications taken durning a viral illness, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Need exam: The lubrication you are providing to the surface of the eye will do nothing to improve your vision if another pathologic condition is present (ie glau... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Many possibilities: How long,?throbbing, ? sinus pressure, ?jaw pain. You need to be seen to rule out temporal arteritis. You are in the wrong age group, but without kno... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Depends on VF defect: Plaquinil and ischmic optic nerve disease may produce similar visual field defects, however, examination should be able to differentiate the two. Pit... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Infection: This sounds as if you have an infection of a meibomian gland (hordeolum) hot compresses may alleviate the infection, however, antibiotics may also be... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Varies: Depends on amount of iop lowering needed, and amount achieved. It is not uncommon for a retreatment to be needed in 2-4 years. Age of patint and deg... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Depends: Assuming your 9 wk old is not allergic to the medication he should be treated adequately. It is important to determine if his "pink" eye is truly inf... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
It Can: Studies have shown that our blin rate decreases by 50% when we look at a computer screen. Blinking more, or using artificialtears may be helpful,
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Testimonials
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Feb 16, 2013
Dr. Dieck is an excellent opthamologist.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dieck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dieck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for answering, now my anxiety is relieved. I should go check my left eye to be sure if my eye have problem or just pressure.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks Doctor. My history is that when I was born I had benign cateract which wasn't picked up until I was 3. This prevented development
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for the very quick response. My ear doesn't hurt, or isn't sore. Wouldn't it be sore or irritable if I had damaged it?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

New York Medical College

Residency

New York Medical College

Awards

Castle Connelly Physician Award last 17 years
New York Times "Super Doc"
Top M.D. Consumer Checkbook

Affiliations

Westchester Health Associates
Northern Westchester Hospital
Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology

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