Dr. Benjamin Chun

Ophthalmology
Pittsburgh, PA
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Pittsburgh, PA

Address

144 S 20th st, Pittsburgh, PA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

Korean

Doctor Q&A

252 Answers
77 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Congenital glaucoma?: Unless there's been a new classification, children with glaucoma are usually congenital. It really depends on how soon it was detected and treated, a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Maybe?: The sugar level varies throughout the day, so what is slightly high? If you're asking can borderline diabetics develop dr, certainly, but it may take ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Varies: Every doctor is different, and every patient is different and every surgery is different. In my practice, pts are advised no heavy lifting or bending ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Varies: Everyone is different. I've done non-congenital cataract surgery in 30 yo's, and 95 yo's. Generally speaking, i think most people between the age of... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Dry eye: Clear discharge can be one of the signs for dry eyes. My first level of tx is artificial tears and warm compresses.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Prescription: Hard to answer without knowing your age, actual prescription, and how long you've had the glasses. But generally speaking, you shouldn't be blurry w... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
May help a little: Photofacial can help but won't prevent acne from coming back. There are specific ipl machines for acne that work very well, however, none will preven... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the cause of the loss of vision and the severity of the retinopathy. If vision was completely lost, retinopathy may be severe, a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Lower eye pressure: There's couple of types, but both are surgical treatments to lower your eye pressure. Cost is usually covered by your insurance. However, if your ar... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes, your tears: However, currently your tears are not healthy enough to do the job. Artificial tears just temporarily moisturizes your eyes and really is not a treat... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Dry eyes,blepharitis: Dry eyes in itself can cause burning. Usually articial tears and warm compresses help. Sometimes overgrowth of bacteria on eyelashes can cause burni... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Some are: There are many different types of glaucoma, some caused secondarily through trauma or other diseases. But there are some type of glaucoma where gene... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Sometime same: Your eyes can be tired from moving your eyes or focusing for too long. However, most tired eyes are prob from overuse causing dry eyes. Dry eyes on... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Prob harmful: We know smoking cigarettes can harm babies. We also know babies are born addicted to drugs. We also know certain drugs cause deformities. What you... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: There are equipment that can be used by the patient . However, it is not yet standard of care. I believe it will be in the future though.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Need to be cautious: This question is probably best handled by your ophthalmologist, as there can be serious causes. More information is needed to answer your question ac... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Unfortunately none: There are no tests for dark circles around the eyes. There can be a lot of different causes, including genetics, fatigue, lack of sleep, poor nutriti... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes----first level: Systane is brand of artificial tear, and there are many different brands. Artificial tear Gels are artificial tears as well, but thicker. Not every ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Many causes: There can be many reasons for this type of pain. Anything from Dry eyes, to Inflammation in your eye or sinuses can cause pain with eye movement. A... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Dry eyes: Feeling a film and seeing a film are two different things, and can be caused by different etiologies as well. However, it being episodic, its most li... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Prob nothing, but...: One of the symptoms of orbital tumors is numbness of the lower lid. However, chances are, its nothing, but you should definitely get it checked out b... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
??: Not sure what waterline is on top of eyelid. If you are describing a tiny bubble on surface of your eyelid, it could be a cyst--and there's several d... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Typically no: Unless it was angle closure glaucoma, there is no symptoms in early glaucoma. Most likely you have dry eyes causing pressure and pain. See your eye ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Mostly: Depends on type of glaucoma and whether you had glaucoma surgery. Asking your eye doctor who knows you would be best to answer your questions.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
YES!: They can fluctuate, and different people may have more fluctuations than others. This is why glaucoma can be a difficult disease to treat.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Time, age, genetics: Unfortunately, as we get older, tissues get weaker. This tissue keeps the fat from bulging in our eyelids. As we get older, some people have more o... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Natural: I would call it a natural disease, if i had to call it a disease. Its a natural process where your lens of your eye opacify over time. Time varies f... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Nothing: If you are diabetic, and especially if you already have retinopathy, you need to be examined and managed by your ophthalmologist. We only treat diabe... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No: If you do too much, it may dry your eyes, or cause strain, but nothing permanent.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No: Like all surgery, anesthetic is given, so surgery is not usually painful. Post surgery, your eyes may ache however for a short period of time.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No: Reading books, no matter how excessive will not cause vision loss.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Eye overuse?: Fatigue is a symptom, so it can't cause dry eyes. However, overuse of your eyes can cause dry eyes which can give you that symptom. Having dry eyes ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Need exam: Myopia, astigmatism, and corneal thickness are some of the variables that need to be checked. So you really need to be examined. Every surgeon is di... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Ok: Could be just from habit or reflex. It won't harm your eyes, but perhaps there's a baseline etiology causing it, like dry eyes, or blepharitis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Right away: Most floaters are harmless, however, occasionally retinal tears and retinal detachments are associated with it. If you see it in the middle of night,... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Prob not: Certain disease like grave's eye disease can cause eye to bulge, as well as some orbital tumors. If this is something new, i would see an eyemd.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Depends: Depends on what you mean by light--if you mean blue or green eyes, never, unless their parents are of different descent. If you mean light brown vs d... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Yes, if treated and not severe.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Ophthalmologist: Endocrinologists can help you control your blood sugars, but can't do anything for your eye disease. All eye diseases are treated by ophthalmologists... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No: I'm afraid not, if you're asking surgically. Cosmetically, you could apply cosmetics to decrease the appearance of sunkeness.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Too much disco?: Strobe light would not cause any organic damage to the eye. There are some individuals where strobe light may incur seizures. So as long as you don'... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Everyone's different: Most cases i'd say resolve by 6 months. Some resolve within a few weeks. Rarely some may have residual symptoms even after 6 months, especially if y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Exaggerated: Astigmatism is typically when you're cornea is more football shaped than spherical, but it is only slightly in that shape. We describe it as football... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Depends: Any eye dilation without medication requires immediate visit to the er. Dilation with medications never need a visit to the er. There are some dilat... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Depends: Your age, past eye history and an exam would help with the answer. If you want a list: cataracts, acephalic migraines, refractive surgery, bad conta... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
They all do: Unless the patient chooses a multifocal lens, most patients after cataract surgery require bifocals. If they're lucky enough that they're vision for ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Not sure: Kohl has been used since ancient times, still widely used in india and some parts of asia. Ingredients vary widely, but i'd say there might be a risk... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: In fact, that;s what we usually prescribe for the eyelid if its infected.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Add it to routine: That's a million dollar question that pharmaceutical companies and doctors have been trying to figure out. I usually tell my pts to do it with someth... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No: That's when you're brain can't process the information, and eye is usually fine.There is no treatement for this at this time.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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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