Dr. Bennett Chotiner, MD

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Dr. Bennett Chotiner, MD
Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania's first fully approved freestanding ophthalmic surgery center. He pioneered outpatient ophthalmic surgery in Pennsylvania and is a recognized leader in this field. Dr. Chotiner is widely recognized as the leading and most experienced LASIK surgeon in Central Pennsylvania. He has been performing refractive surgery since 1981. In 1994, Dr. Chotiner established the Laser Vision Center at Memorial Eye Institute where he performed the first refractive laser procedure in Central Pennsylvania. He has been performing LASIK since 1996 and has been selected as a clinical investigator for several national LASIK studies. Harrisburg Magazine 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 Readers' Poll has judged Memorial Eye Institute to be "Simply the Best" LASIK facility. Dr. Chotiner's scientific articles and papers have appeared in numerous professional medical publications. He is an avid film and video enthusiast, and has produced and directed several documentary films and videos.

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Dr. Chotiner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Harrisburg, PA |
Staff are the most competent and they put all of your fears to rest. I trust Dr. Chotiner completely.
in Harrisburg, PA |
I had a very good experience. Staff was very polite and attentive. Procedure was scary but I can see now again. Thanks so much to Dr. Chotiner.
in Harrisburg, PA |
The morning of my surgery one of the nurses from the non-surgical side of the facility took the time to check on me. I thought that was 'great'.
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Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania's first fully approved freestanding ophthalmic surgery center. He pioneered outpatient ophthalmic surgery in Pennsylvania and is a recognized leader in this field.

Dr. Chotiner is widely recognized as the leading and most experienced LASIK surgeon in Central Pennsylvania. He has been performing refractive surgery since 1981. In 1994, Dr. Chotiner established the Laser Vision Center at Memorial Eye Institute where he performed the first refractive laser procedure in Central Pennsylvania. He has been performing LASIK since 1996 and has been selected as a clinical investigator for several national LASIK studies. Harrisburg Magazine 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 Readers' Poll has judged Memorial Eye Institute to be "Simply the Best" LASIK facility.

Dr. Chotiner's scientific articles and papers have appeared in numerous professional medical publications. He is an avid film and video enthusiast, and has produced and directed several documentary films and videos.

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    Pennsylvania State University / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1972

  • Internship Hospital
    Harrisburg Hosp
  • Residency Hospital
    U Pittsburgh
  • Fellowship Hospital
    U Pittsburgh

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)