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THE CATARACT & LASER INSTITUTE OF PENNSYLVANIA

DR. BENJAMIN CHUN

PITTSBURGH'S TOP DESTINATION
FOR OPHTHALMOLOGY

The Cataract & Laser Institute's staff speaks fluent English and Korean. 

General Eye Care

EYE CARE

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CATARACT

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Glaucoma

GLAUCOMA

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Retinopathy

RETINOPATHY

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Dry Eye

DRY EYE

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Refraction

REFRACTION

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CATARACT SURGERY

Cataract surgery is a transformative procedure that removes the cloudy lens impairing vision and replaces it with an artificial lens. Recovery involves strict adherence to post-operative care, including prescribed eye drops, protection from bright lights, and attending follow-up appointments. Taking precautions, such as avoiding strenuous activities and maintaining good hygiene, is vital for a smooth healing process. Patience is key, as vision improvement occurs gradually over weeks. Consulting the eye surgeon for any concerns ensures proper guidance and support, fostering a successful recovery and restored vision.

  • Monofocal IOLs: These lenses provide clear vision at one distance, typically either near or far. Patients may still need glasses for activities at other distances.

  • Multifocal IOLs: These lenses are designed to provide clear vision at multiple distances, reducing the need for glasses after surgery. They have different focal points, allowing for improved vision at near, intermediate, and far distances.

  • Toric IOLs: Toric lenses are specifically designed to correct astigmatism, a condition where the cornea or lens has an irregular shape. They can improve both cataract and astigmatism correction simultaneously.

  • Accommodating IOLs: These lenses are built to move within the eye, mimicking the natural focusing ability of the eye’s natural lens. They can adjust focus between near and far objects.

  • Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) IOLs: EDOF lenses offer a continuous range of vision with reduced dependence on glasses for multiple distances. They provide an extended depth of focus without distinct focal points.

CUSTOMIZED TREATMENT FOR YOUR EYES!

Did you know your eye is as unique as your fingerprint? At The Cataract and Laser Institute, you have access to multiple advanced vision correction technologies, including the latest technology in eye surgery. This allows Dr. Chun to tailor a procedure for your specific vision needs, career, hobbies and goals.

DRY EYE TREATMENT

Artificial tears are a go-to remedy for dry eyes, offering relief by mimicking the eye’s natural tears. They come in various formulations, from lubricating drops to thicker gels. Opt for preservative-free options if you plan to use them frequently, as preservatives might cause irritation in some individuals. It’s essential to consult an eye care professional to determine the best type and frequency of artificial tears for your specific dry eye condition.

Punctual plugs, also referred to as lacrimal plugs or tear duct plugs, are minute, biocompatible devices employed in the management of dry eye syndrome. They work by obstructing the drainage ducts in the inner corners of the eyes, known as puncta, where tears typically exit. By blocking this drainage pathway, punctal plugs help retain the natural tears produced by the eyes, preventing rapid drainage and allowing moisture to accumulate on the eye’s surface for an extended period.

The iLux treatment is a specialized procedure conducted to address meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and evaporative dry eye. It involves the use of a handheld device that precisely applies heat and pressure to the eyelids. This targeted approach helps to clear blockages and facilitate the release of oils from the meibomian glands, which are essential for maintaining the stability of the tear film and preventing excessive tear evaporation, a common cause of dry eyes.

Stem cell treatment for dry eye is a specialized therapy administered by healthcare professionals. It involves using stem cells to regenerate and repair the ocular surface, aiming to improve tear production and alleviate symptoms associated with dry eye conditions. Ongoing research and clinical studies are underway to validate and refine this treatment method.

Meibomian gland probing is a procedure performed to address meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), a common cause of evaporative dry eye. During this procedure, a specialized tool is used to gently open and clear blocked or clogged meibomian glands in the eyelids. By doing so, it helps improve the flow and release of essential oils, aiding in the maintenance of a healthy tear film and reducing dry eye symptoms.

Massaging the eyelids can aid in the expression of oils from the meibomian glands. This technique involves applying gentle pressure to the eyelids to facilitate the release of oils, improving the distribution and quality of the tear film.

Meibomian gland cleaning is a crucial aspect of managing meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), a common cause of evaporative dry eye. The meibomian glands, located in the eyelids, produce oils that help maintain the tear film’s stability and prevent excessive evaporation of tears. Proper hygiene and regular cleaning of the eyelids are crucial for managing MGD. Techniques such as warm compresses and eyelid scrubs can help remove debris, bacteria, and excess oils that might contribute to blockages in the meibomian glands.

SERVICES

TESTIMONIALS

The ladies at the front are always very friendly and welcoming. Dr. Chun is professional and
 seems to have lots of experience with cataract surgery. He thoroughly explained different
 treatment options for cataracts. Would definitely recommend!

Verified Patient

Very professional, staff is great!

Verified Patient

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!

Verified Patient

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!

Verified Patient

Dr. Chun's staff was friendly and I was seen in a timely manner. Dr. Chun explained my proble
 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

Verified Patient

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Presbyopia

PRESBYOPIA

Presbyopia is an age-related condition affecting near vision. It occurs when eye's lens loses flexibility, making it hard to focus on close objects. It's common in middle age and can be managed with reading glasses, bifocals, contacts, or surgery.
Myopia

MYOPIA

Myopia is a vision condition where distant objects appear blurry while close objects can be seen clearly. It occurs when the eyeball is too long or the cornea is too curved, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it.
Hyperopia

HYPEROPIA

Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, arises from a shortened eyeball or a cornea with insufficient curvature, causing light to focus behind the retina rather than directly on it, leading to difficulty in focusing.