After finishing her education, Dr. Dziedzic completed a pediatric internship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania followed by an ophthalmology residency under the direction of Dr. Paul Henkind and Dr. Joseph Walsh at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. She is board certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, University of Southern Florida. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society and an assistant clinical professor at Montefiore Medical.
As an ophthalmologist in Pleasantville, NY, she has expanded her services beyond general ophthalmology in order to provide her patients with a more comprehensive and holistic approach. After having completed thousands of cataract surgeries, she focuses now on preventative care rather than waiting for manifestation of the disease. Cataract development and macular degeneration are signs of aging in the eye that can indicate aging of other organs as well.
It is within our reach to counteract the biochemical changes that come with aging. Unfortunately, anti-aging methods are underutilized in many practices due to financial and time constraints. Dr. Dziedzic utilizes all of the available scientific research and applies it to patient treatment in her evidence-based practice. This involves balancing hormones, optimizing weight, addressing nutrition, and focusing on the prevention of major diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. All of these conditions are mediated by inflammation and related to aging. While we are young our hormone levels are high so we remain healthy. As hormone levels drop, and metabolism falters, we experience negative effects of aging.
The underlying pathology starts decades before the first symptoms of disease become evident—thus prevention needs to start early. This involves educating patients, sharing information, and advising on supplementation, food selection and life style. Autologous platelet rich plasma treatment for dry eye and skin, in-office ocular allergy testing and treatment, HCG for weight loss, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for maintenance of immunity and health are a few of the many advanced treatments she offers.
Dr. Dziedzic and her staff also address chronic pain, infections, Lyme disease, depression and metabolic syndrome. They use natural means whenever possible and consider surgical interventions as the last resort.
Dr. Dziedzic’s dictum is “eyes are the windows of the soul” and a microscopic portal to inner functioning of our bodies. This transforms the practice of ophthalmology into a disease screening specialty that is utilized to improve health, wellness and longevity.