Dr. Mark Chittum, MD

Dr. Mark Chittum, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Mark Chittum, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Colorado Springs, CO and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Utah in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2770 N Union Blvd Ste 140

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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6  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Utah
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chittum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chittum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chittum to family and friends
25 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chittum's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Dr Chittum & his staff took exceptional care, and that was just a bonus to saving my sight.
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Outstanding care and expert surgery by Dr. Chittum. Great explanations re eye issue. All team members were professional and clearly enjoyed working here. All focused on customer care. Thanks!
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Dr. Chittum saw me on an emergency basis while I was vacationing in CO. He took great care of my sudden loss of vision and has referred me on to a great physician back home Ohio! Will always be greatful to him!
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I have been at the hands of this wonderfully blessed man for over 10 years. My vision is still 20/25 (on a good day) thanks to modern medicine, an up-to-date doctor and old time prayers. Dr. Chittum, PLEASE don't ever retire!
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Dr Chittum is a gifted/talented surgeon.He performed surgery for a Macular Pucker and also got rid of my galaxy of floaters. I have had floaters 12 - 15 years and a cloudy eye for over 10 years. All the physicians I have talked to said there's nothing that can be done. Dr. Chittum is a super hero...more
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