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
Directions

My office hours

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

Aetna

Cigna

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.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Doctor Q&A

490 Answers
338 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
YES except copay/ded: Medicare covers the cost of cataract surgery for a conventional intraocular lens implant (not premium bifocal or astigmatic implants) minus deductibl... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Not usually: Macular degeneration and age related macular degeneration are use interchangeably. The diseaase use to be called senile macular degeneration. The wo... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Need examination: Many time floaters that are seen post cataract surgery are old floaters casting a new denser shadow in the back of the eye due to the clear leans impl... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: Photochromatic, or transition spectacles almost always have ultraviolet pretection added to them . The are protective to uv light exposure.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: If a patient has no visual complaints and is able to perform their normal activities of daily living without any difficulty, the cataract surgery is n... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
"Over" glasses. : Many pharmacies carry sunglasses designed to fit over your prescription glasses. You can try google to find a website. An example is: http://www.Su... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: Glaucoma is a disease where the peripheral vision is usually first affected. Even a patient with extensive glaucoma damage , leaving only central tun... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: Acupuncture has no [place in the treatment of macular degeneration.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Loss of vision: Open angle glaucoma causes an insideous loss of vision due to optic nerve damage. The cause is usually due to an increase in intraocular pressure , d... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: Since everyone does not wear contact lenses, evaluation of a contact lens wearer involves more information to be assessed; lens power adjustment, fit,... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Different disease: Glaucoma id a disease where the optic nerve is damages resulting in a loss of vision if not treated. A glioma is a type of tumor that forms in nervou... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No damage: Looking at an ipod screen cannot damage your eyes.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Depends: Treatment for an ulcer is complete when the corneal epithelium (surface cells) cover over the ulceration and the infection is resolved. Frequently th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Many: Redness, pain , photophobia, tearing, blurred vision, foreign body sensation. If you thinl you have a corneal ulcer, an exam is warranted asap to pre... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Comprehensive: A comprehensive ophthalmologist handle all sorts of eye disease, medical and surgical. Think of these as the general practitioner of the eye. Genera... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Not from CLs: Contacts don't cause dry eyes, however, they will be uncomfortable if the eye is dry. If you have a decrease in the aqueous portion of you tear film ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Probably yes: Colored contact lenses are able to be fit on most patients. See your doctor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Examination.: Both conditions can cause the eyes to feel irritated. Allergies frequently have itching. Both can cause a goopy tear. Dry eye disease can make alle... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Medication: Steroid drops, dilating the pupil, sunglasses. Sometimes oral steroids.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes-untreated: Untreated glaucoma can lead to severe visual loss and even to total blindness. If you are having difficulty with consensus on a diagnosis you may wan... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: New intraocular lens designs can correct both astigmatism and nearsightedness, allowing for the possibility of excellent uncorrected distance vision. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No : Assuming your coworker is not rubbing her infected eye and then touching surfaces that you touch prior to touching your eyes, the risk is negligable. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Sweat: You are probably having sweat, which is much saltier than normal tears drip into the eye. This hypertonic (salty) solution can inflame the conjunctiv... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Vitamin A: Vitamin a , 15000 iu has been shown to slow down the progression of retinitis pigmentosa in some patients.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Both Pink: The pink discoloration of the conjunctiva and sclera results from inflammation in both conjunctivitis(pink eye) and uveitis. The cause of the inflamm... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Lifetime: Glaucoma is a disease that lasts a lifetime. You will need to continue to use drops for the rest of your life, unless they become ineffective and you... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: Wearing glasses of any power will only compensate for the power that is missing in the eye, allowing it to see better. Wearing glasses will not fix th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Probably: If both you and your boyfriend are experiencing similar symptoms with discomfort and discharge you probably have an eye infection. You both should ha... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Get exam: Yellowing of the sclera/conjunctiva can sometimes be a result of an underlying medical condition, or a structural change to the surface of the eye. H... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Not without surgery: Myopia, or nearsightedness is due to an anatomically long front to back length of the eye . Lasik and prk surgery can counteract the myopia, allowing... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Less likely: Age seven is late in the game to correctly correct anisometropic amblyopia. This does not mean that aggressive use of spectacle correction with patch... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Triad: Stress, fatigue, caffeine. Remember caffeine comes in many forms; coffee, tea, chocolate. energy drinks. Stress is an often unavoidable cause
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No connection: The liver has nothing to do with floaters in your vision
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Lubrication: Lasik surgery can result in dry eyes post operatively. Artificial tear drops supplement the eyes tear production until it returns to normal.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Treat: Treat the lid as any other skin wound. Wash the area and put an antibiotic ointment on the wound. If you are concerned the ointment will get in the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Maybe: A lid that looks "larger" may be due to drooping on ne side (ptosis), or excessive redundant skin (dermatochalasis) Brow ptosis can also cause the li... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
No: Diagnoses over the phone is a bad idea. A "red" eye can be one of many things with varied treatment. If you see a corneal infiltrate-- get seen ASAP
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A member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
??Drainage problem: You should see an ophthalmologist to see if the tear drainage system (lacrimal system) is functioning normally. This can be checked easily in an offi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Dryness can: The inside of the cabin is very dry and this can worsen symptoms of blepharitis and dry eye. If you are a contact lens wearer, avoid wearing them on ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Depends: On type of drop. An antibiotic drop to treat conjunctivitis. 5-7 days. Topics; antihistamine drops can be used on a ongoing basis as long as you foll... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
?? Viral vs allergy: If you are allergic to the medication, the eyes may remain red and inflamed. If you have a viral conjunctivitis, the antibiotic will not help. The v... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Confusing question: Do you mean treatments steroids are used for, or side effects of steroid treatment. The conditions ocular steroids are used for is VERY LONG. Side e... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Inflamation: Typically redness on the conjunctiva (white area) around the outside if the iris (limbus) is due to inflammation. Dilation of the blood vessels caus... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Stop sleeping c CLs: You are experiencing corneal edema-- not enough oxygen getting to the cornea. You should not be sleeping with these contacts. It is possible that yo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Antibiotics: Bacterial conjunctivitis required antibiotic drops to cure
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Wait at least 3 days: Let the antibiotic elliminate the bacteria from the surface of the eye this usually takes about 3 days.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: Episcleritis in one eye is far more common than in both eyes. This could be a new episode-- see your doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Probably OK: Allegra (fexofenadine) is in the class of drugs known and antihistamines. People with an specific anatomical shape in their eye may be at risk for an... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Mostly benefits: Much improved vision if the rest of the eye is healthy. If you are a good candidate, the possibility of electing a bifocal implant possibly eliminati... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes: Individuals who have undergone lasik vision correction can safely play football. Prk (laser without a corneal flap) may even be safer.
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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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