What is Dr. Erik Chotiner’s training and experience?

In this video, Dr Erik Chotiner explains his training and experience

Hi, I’m Dr. Erik Chotiner, one of the eye surgeons here at Memorial Eye.

At a very young age, I had the opportunity to shadow my father, Dr. Bennett Chotiner, as he improved people’s vision and their lives. I knew at an early age that I wanted to do the same. I completed my ophthalmology residency in Philadelphia, where I worked alongside both Temple University and Wills Eye Hospital physicians. I then completed a subspecialty fellowship in Cataract, Cornea and Laser Vision Correction Surgery at the University of California San Diego. Finally, I returned to my hometown and joined Memorial Eye Institute in 2006.

I have performed thousands of procedures.

I am an expert in cataract, cornea, and laser vision correction surgery. I am also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Penn State’s Ophthalmology department in Hershey. I love to teach second-year ophthalmology residents who have spent time in our practice.

I was fortunate in 2011 to be one of the first ophthalmologists in Pennsylvania and the first in Central Pennsylvania to perform laser cataract surgery.

If you would like to learn more about laser vision correction and understand which treatment will be free you from glasses or contact lenses, please give one of my team members a call at our office or book an online virtual consult through our website.

I also provide general ophthalmic care to treat conditions such as glaucoma and dry eye disease. Additionally, I perform cosmetic procedures, including blepharoplasty, botox, and aesthetic fillers.

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I was well taken care of. They took good care of my things. Dr. Erik Chotiner did an excellent job. I am so happy to see quite clearly with my eye that has macular degeneration.
Very happy with all the staff, from check in, check out and nursing in pre op. Amazing. Very clean facility. Dr. Chotiner is so efficient and fast. Would recommend him to everyone.
Vey Love
Excellent care and personal attention are provided at Memorial Eye. Hats off to Dr. E. Chotiner, nurses and staff for making my experience there so great!
Q. Bender
I had cataract surgery and correction of an astigmatism. In one word......excellent!
Ray Jaffev
Wonderful practice with kind and supportive employees. The doctors are top notch and excellent!
A. Hendrix
I am a first time patient at your practice. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. Overall it was a great experience. I did not realize how bad my vision was. I am amazed! The get well flowers were a nice touch!
Surgery was quick and easy. Staff was very pleasant. Would recommend Dr. Chotiner very highly.
Patricia Scheidler
Service is very complete and professional. Dr. Erik Chotiner was very friendly and able to answer all of my questions. I am very pleased with service and will recommend.
A. Lawrence
I would recommend Memorial Eye Institute and Dr. Erik Chotiner for their expertise. They are all very professional and caring for their patients. It was an excellent experience.
Joyce Keefer

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Dr. Erik A Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.


Erik Chotiner, M.D. diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical eye conditions. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Chotiner attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he received multiple awards including the Physiology Prize for …

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