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Peter E. Diedrichsen, M.D.

Dr. DiedrichsenDr. Diedrichsen is a General Ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and glaucoma.

A native of Scribner, Nebraska, Dr. Diedrichsen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his medical degree from the University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine.

Dr. Diedrichsen completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center.  He has practiced as a General Ophthalmologist in Columbus, Nebraska since 1982.

Dr. Diedrichsen’s refractive surgery experience extends over the past 17 years when he began doing epikeratophakia in Columbus, Nebraska.  This was a procedure to correct very high amounts of farsightedness.  He has performed keratorefractive surgery since the early 90’s.  He performed the first approved laser refractive surgical procedure in Nebraska for myopia in January 1996.  In July 1999 he became certified to perform the FDA approved INTACS (Corneal Rings) procedure.   He performed laser refractive surgery in Lincoln after that time.  Dr. Diedrichsen has performed refractive surgery in Lincoln, Grand Island and Norfolk prior to building the Columbus Surgery Center in 2006.  All refractive surgery is now performed at this state-of-the-art facility.  Co-management with the patient’s optometrist may be arranged at other locations across Nebraska for the convenience of the patient.  Currently, he is performing standard or custom laser refractive surgery,  PRK (photo refractive keratectomy),  LASIK (Laser in situ Keratomileusis), LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis)  or IntraLase using the Visx Star4 laser in Columbus, Nebraska.  He was one of the first Nebraska physicians to begin using multifocal lens implants and astigmatic keratectomies at the time of cataract surgery.  

In 2001 Dr. Diedrichsen did a fellowship for phakic intraocular surgery overseas.  Subsequently, Dr. Diedrichsen has been using both the Verisye and Visian phakic intraocular lenses for patients who are not candidates for LASIK.  In 2005 Dr. Diedrichsen became certified to use both ReStor and ReZoom multifocal intraocular lens to allow patients to be spectacle free after cataract or clear lens removal.  

Dr. Diedrichsen is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Nebraska Academy of Ophthalmology.  He served on the Board of Directors, Columbus Community Hospital for nine years and is past President of the Nebraska Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Diedrichsen has been one of the Top 100 Surgeons for Laser Vision since 2002 and one of the Top 50 Laser Surgeons since 2008.


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