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Dr. Benjamin Chun

Ophthalmology
Pittsburgh, PA
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Pittsburgh, PA

Address

144 S 20th st, Pittsburgh, PA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 430pm
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About

Bio

Brown university 1988 Dartmouth/Brown medical program 1993 US Army Medical Southwestern Eye Center Cataract and Laser Institute of PA

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

Korean

Doctor Q&A

252 Answers
77 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Need to be examined: These types of questions are difficult to answer as the rashes need to be examined to know the cause of the rash to answer what treatment needs to be ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: Marijuana doesn't cause glaucoma. Marijuana may cause damage to your brain in other ways, but i don't think the optic nerve is affected.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends....: On the problem. Best place in the world to deal with eye blindness problems is the ophthalmology office, although if you're already blind, it may be... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Dark circles: If you're referring to dark circles under your eyes, then its a million dollar question that everyone wants answers to. It can be a variety of reasons... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: Sorry, wish it was that easy. There is no natural way to make your eyelashes longer that I know of. But if there WAS as way, companies would have ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Lot of things: Without a better description, it could be alot of things. Viral infection, skin tags, stye, and even a bug bite. There's really no way to tell unle... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
None: There is no eye drop that can effect myopia for better or worse....
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: What is the laser for? Focal/prp laser for diabetic slt laser for glaucoma ecp laser for intraoperative glaucoma yag laser for capsule opacificati... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Stye? blepharitis: Could be couple of things including a stye or blepharitis. Correct identification is required before suggesting a treatment. Please see your eye doc... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes and no: Most doctors have favored slt, selective laser trabeculoplasty over alt because it doesnt cause holes in the trabecular meshwork (drain of your eye) a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
What kind of help?: Inflammation from autoimmune problems is one of the most complex diseases to diagnose and treat. It can also effect many different parts of the eye. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: If you have dry eyes or if it doesn't fit, never. If you are able to wear contact lenses with adequate tears and assuming its soft contact lenses tha... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Prob not: That's a good question. My answer is probably not. Unless a tear contaminated your saliva and was transferred immediately. My guess is, it wouldn't... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: If the macula (central part of your retina where most of your central vision comes from) is off already, then it won't matter much at all. If the ma... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: There are colored contact lenses that have power and no power. This has nothing to do with bc or diameter--these correlate to how the contact fits yo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Irritation: Any sort of irritation can cause it. Its our eyes way of self protection.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Warm water: Cotton tip soaked in warm water is probably best. Sometimes just a drop of baby shampoo in cup of water works with a cotton tip. There are over the ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Usually can't: Pink eye is a common term for viral, bacterial or allergic conjunctivitis. If its viral, it will resolve on its own, but artificial tears may help. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Not sure: If your asking how to make your lazy look normal in pictures, you can't unless you can control your eyes. But if you can do that, it wouldn't be lazy... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: Macular degeneration, central serous chorioretinopathy, cystoid macular edema, diabetic macular edema, list goes on and on......
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: Yes. Medicare covers 80%, though.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Not directly: There is a certain disease called central serous chorioretinapathy that's loosely associated with stress. However, most of the time, it has no direct... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Can't: It can be removed with surgery, but its not advised, risk is far greater than reward. Some ophthalmologist can use laser to treat it, again, most wo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
ICL's: There are implantable collamer lenses that you can implant in your eyes to improve your vision. Materials to make glasses or contact lenses have impr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Go back: You would obviously go back to the person that prescribed you those glasses.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Glasses?: Your eyes need to be examined to give you an appropriate answer. Everyone's eye becomes less sharp at night due to physics and physiology however. W... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Treat it: Your ophthalmologist will guide you to your best available treatment. It could be medication, laser or surgery, depending on your situation.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Not strange: Everyone is asymetric. Fold in one eye and not the other is not common but certainly not rare or strange.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: What kind of retinopathy? If diabetic retinopathy, then its possible, but it depends on many factors.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Sort of: Technically, visual field abnormality can be seen, however complete loss of vision is unheard of....
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No: A study was done looking at efficacy of various treatments for stye (a nonmedical term for chalazion/hordeolum). The only effective treatment was war... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Don't think so: As far as eye diseases, no. Although any diseases causing fatigue and dehydration, loss of weight could cause it. Also, certain medications can have... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Cold compress: Raw steak counts as cold compress, although i think you can find a cheaper version that....
A member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Possibly: Scientists are currently working on transplants as well as electronic implants to send signals to the brain. Its uncertain how soon we will see this... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
See your eye doctor: Photophobia is a rare symptom of dry eyes. There may be an underlying problem with inflammation of your eyes, that only an ophthalmologist may detect... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Many: There are many causes of swelling eyelids, including allergies and infections, bug bites, sinusitis, trauma, and just rubbing the eyes too harshly. H... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Not much: Its heartbreaking to see your child with any abnormality, and you want to do everything to relieve their problems. Unfortunately, there's not much yo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes and more: Stye is a general non-medical term used by non-ophthalmologist describing generally any pimple like lesion of the eyelid. Most people do interchangea... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: It depends on the cause of the crustiness and depends on what you mean by eyedrops. Just about everything we use in ophthalmology is eyedrops: antibi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Natural response: I don't think anyone knows for sure. My guess is that its natures way of moisturizing your eyes when you are fatigued. Most individuals yawn when th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Varies: As a father, who've had two kids with same problem, i can tell you no matter what you do, they will turn out fine as soon as they stop dribbling and g... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
No.: Probably not ocular migraines, they typically last longer. More likely a vitreous detachment or, less likely, an impending retinal detachment. Get a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Many things: The first thing i'd check is pregnancy--even if you think 100% it can't be, as physicians we always check this, because we've all seen it. Just being... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Not much: There really is no remedy that works 100% of the time. You may want to treat the source, perhaps fatigue or dehydration may be the cause. Loss of we... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Glasses: Glasses. Contact lenses are not without risks. However, contact lenses can sometimes give you better vision.
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Restrictions: Depends on the exercise. Ask your surgeon. My restrictions are, no bending at the waist and no heavy lifting (10 lb) for 1 wk. Then you can return t... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Depends: It is your decision, up to a point. Most insurance won't pay unless your vision is 20/50 or worse unless you have severe glare that affects your visi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Punctum: Not sure what you're referring to when you say 'inner part of my eyelids', but perhaps you're referring to the nasal aspect of the eyelids where the p... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Possibly cataracts: There could be several things, but most likely its a cataract. Its hard to know for sure without an examination.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: Contact lens also has size of size of cornea, in addition to power. That's why contact lens have to be 'fitted'. The power may differ also, if the... Read More

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Sep 12, 2014
I am delighted to recommend Dr. Chun, a colleague in Ophthalmology who handles difficult questions with ease. His knowledge, experience, judgment, and compassion are evident in his answers. The high s...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chun is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chun is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. I see you're in Pittsburgh. I went to Everitte/Hurite for optical migraine. If I can avoid a facility fee, I may be in touch. Thank you so much!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for the information! I'll be sure to see an ophthalmologist.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks a lot Doc. I believe time will cure it. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dartmouth Medical School, NH
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Madigan Army Medical center

Residency

tacoma, wa

Awards

Top Ophthalmologist , Second Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013
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