Dr. Benjamin Chun, MD

Dr. Benjamin Chun, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Benjamin Chun, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Brown Medical School in 1993 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

5438 Centre Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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  • Aetna
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • CSX Railroad
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 84% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
more than 88% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Chun's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chun "Dr. Benjamin Chun graduated from a combined program from Dartmouth and Brown Universities with an MD. During his medical school training, he joined the Health Professional Scholarship Program with the United States Army. It was during these formative years that he established not only his knowledge but his passion for eye care. We see every patient as a new opportunity and challenge with the ultimate goal always to pursue better vision for a better life!"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chun "Dr. Chun became the Medical Director of The Cataract & Laser Institute in 2007.  It was at this time that the model of care has been designed around patients' needs and providing them with a higher level of quality of service as well as affordability.  We do this through innovative design, excellent customer service, and the efficient use of technology.  

Our entire team believes in building trust based partnerships with our patients.  Rather than simply writing a prescription and sending you on your way.  Your primary care provider, (PCP) will collaborate with us as your long-term eye health advocate.  Dr. Chun will help you manage your eye heath issues and navigate complex decisions, and empower you with the knowledge and guidance you need to make positive changes.  We use diagnostic tests appropriately, wary of the risk of over-diagnosis, and strive to ensure that follow-up plans are clearly understood.

Moreover, we're focused on caring for you in a holistic manner, taking all aspects of your over all health and lifestyle into consideration.  To help you restore and maintain optimal eye health, we've made some specialty services available to you on-site at select locations.  As we grow, we'll continue to add more services to make our care as comprehensive and effective as possible.

Dr. Chun is here for all your eye health needs, bringing you the peace of mind that comes from having a trusted advisor in your corner, and should you ever require a surgery, we'll help you make the best possible choice, and we'll ensure a well coordinated approach.  



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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

66  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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29  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Avastin® Injection
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty or Iridectomy
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Shunts
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Brown Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Madigan Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Tripler Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chun has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chun's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chun to family and friends
22 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Chun's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes
Dr. Chun Says:

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our practice! The input and feed back from you and all of our patients is very important to us. We always desire patient's expectations to be met upon arrival.  

We value our patient's time, and because so, we provide an


Patient Comments (11)

Very professional, staff is great!
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The office is a little chaotic. You are definitely not welcomed as a new patient and communication of the staff is poor. The techs cannot explain the procedures, "sorry I don't know" and Dr. Chun does not explain results very well and he misdiagnosed my condition after I visited with another...more
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Dr. Chun provides professional personalized care. His eye exams are thorough. He explains your eye conditions and offers treatment options. You make the best decisions together. The staff is kind, caring, professional and organized. You are treated as a person and not just a number. The cataract...more
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Dr. Chun and his staff display the knowledge and the skills needed to provide healthcare at the highest level. The entire team was extremely friendly and helpful throughout my visits and I will treasure this experience for years to come!
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Dr. Chun's staff was friendly and I was seen in a timely manner. Dr. Chun explained my problem to me and gave me his opinion on the treatment I should receive. I am very happy with the treatment I received at his office. I would definitely recommend Dr. Chun
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