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Dr. William Dieck

Ophthalmology
Mount Kisco, NY
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Mount Kisco, NY

Address

185 Kisco Avenue, Suite 500, Mount Kisco, NY
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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.

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Ophthalmology

Doctor Q&A

613 Answers
424 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: However, if you are not farsighted, they may blur your distance vision. They will not harm your eyes.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Try contacts: You may be able to be fit into a bifocal contact lens that keeps you spectacle independent.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Short term for most: I am going to assume you mean its normal clinical course, not how it was discovered. On is an inflammation of the nerve that causes a rapid drop in v... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Many things: Porr vision can result from many causes, some of them are: refractive error (need for glasses) cataract, macular degeneration, glaucoma, corneal edema... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
No: Incorrect/outdated spectacles will cause your vision to be blurred when you wear the, but will not affect your vision, otherwise.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
No: The space is usually so small that no permanent change in appearance will occur.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Requires : Observation of the lens on the eye and followup to determine if the contact is harming the ocular surface.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Depends: True photopsia (flashes) after cataract surgery should be evaluated to make sure not retinal tear or detachment is taking place. Far more common is a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Medication: Medication, usually in drop form is required to lower the iop in an eye, either by decreasing aqueous production, increasing utfloe, or both. Laser a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Basic answer: Image enters pupil, focused by lens, incites chemical reaction in rods and cone, created electrical nerve impulses through complex network, nerve mess... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Not possible: You cannot overdose on artificial tears. The ocular discomfort you are experiencing may be due to another condition. Get your eyes checked.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Restasis: Restasis will allow your body to make more tears. This is better than just replacing inadequate tears. Restasis may also help reverse the pathology c... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
?? Allergy: Change your pillow and bedding. You might be allergic to these.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
?? conjunctivitis: Not sure what you mean by "stuffy" if your child has developed a mucoid discharge he/she may have developed conunctivitis. There is also the possib... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
May be similar: Blepharoconjunctivitis causes red irritated eyelid margin and a mucopurulent discharge, crusting of the eyelid margins is common. An allergic eye re... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Maybe: Many patients have less of an inflammatory reaction with preservative free drops.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
No: It has no affect.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Need exam: Need ophthalmology exam to determine if vison issue is a serious medical proble. Baseline BP should also be checked. May be simple migraine, or clus... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Clean it: Clean the area with water. Avoid soap, o none gets in the eye. Keep the area dry and don't rub it. It should heal on its own in a few days. If the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Cool compresses: Arnica will help--don't get it in the eye.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes : That is an appropriate time interval to retest the pressure.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: Flushing the chemical off the surface of the eye is the best thing to do.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
No: Not in my practice. All the information can be optained during your exam. Unusual types of refractions and ocular shapes and astigmatism may require... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Things to try: There are apps available for smart phones that can help you . If you google pd measurement you will get instructions-- may need a helper set of eyes.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Many things: It would not be unexpected for many of the serum measurements to be out of normal limits. Liver enzymes, obviously; but elecrtolytes as well as hemog... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Maybe: Glasses will correct the rays of lihjt entering the eye allowing them to focus on the ack of the eye. Poorly focused light in the eye may appear as d... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 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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Feb 16, 2013
Dr. Dieck is an excellent opthamologist.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dieck is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 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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