Dr. Christopher Starr, MD

Dr. Christopher Starr, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 50

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Dr. Christopher Starr, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Starr to book an appointment.

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(212) 235-1519
1305 York Avenue New York, NY 10021
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I am very grateful for the care and surgical results provided by Dr. Starr. Eye surgery is a stressful prospect under any circumstances, but the quality of care received was excellent and the results have been excellent.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Aug 10, 2021
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Dr. Starr is a very kind, knowledgeable, and professional doctor. I’m extremely pleased with the end-result of my cataract surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ann A. – May 17, 2021
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Dr. Starr is an excellent surgeon. I recently had my second cataract surgery during Covid and the experience was surprisingly reassuring with many protocols and well trained staff. I highly recommend Dr. Starr and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 02, 2021
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I was referred to Dr. Starr by a prominent Opthamologist in NYC who felt I might need cataract surgery. My opthamologist in the suburbs, where I had moved, thought the same. After many tests by his staff, Dr. Starr examined my eyes thoroughly and determined I did not need cataract surgery. What a relief. He carefully explained his reasoning to me and asked me to return to see him when my eyes were not dilated so he could try to determine the difficulty I was having in one eye. I left his office confident that his diagnosis was 100% correct and that he would determine what was the cause of vision trouble in my eye. I could not be happier that I was referred to this highly skilled and very kind doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elizabeth Schaper – Mar 07, 2021
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If you may need to get test for prescription glasses, be sure you will be charged for $75 extra, no matter what is your insurance
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Jun 18, 2020
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Dr. Christopher Starr has done cataract surgery on both my eyes. The second surgery was on October 9, 2019. I healed quickly and had very little discomfort after surgery. Most important, I now have 20-25 vision in both my eyes. There are patients who will carp about staff not responding in a timely matter but I assure you that the most important thing is having a truly successful surgery. That requires a great surgeon and Dr. Starr is absolutely the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tom Curtis – Nov 27, 2019
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Waiting for over 90 minutes to even be taken back to see the tech. When I checked in, they said everything was on time. Then they kept telling me I would be seen in a few minutes. This went on for OVER 90 minutes. Very disrespectful way to treat patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
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Nov 18, 2019
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Dr. Christopher E. Starr has provided me with first-rate eye care for many years now. He is an exceptional ophthalmologist, is highly ethical and professional, and has a very friendly bedside manner. Dr. Starr has always acted in my best interest, and has earned my highest praise, trust and confidence. I highly recommend him !!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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John Vinciguerra – Jun 12, 2018
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Dr. Christopher E. Starr is fantastic!!! He is an exceptional ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon. I have been his patient for four years and he has provided excellent eye care each step of the way. He recently performed complex cataract surgery on my right eye which was very successful. Thanks to Dr. Starr, my vision is now excellent and I feel extremely fortunate that he is my ophthalmologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Olcay Kologlu – Jun 06, 2018
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I had two recent cataract operations with Dr. Christopher Starr. The outcome perfect! Very pleased. Also a good team surrounds Dr. Starr. Same can be said for the hospital: NY Presbyterian. All office visits were on time and well organized.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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alan meckler in New York, NY – Apr 04, 2017
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Christopher Starr is a AAA-Plus Ophthalmologist and one of the finest doctors I have ever been lucky enough to have been treated by! He exhibits care, courtesy, patience, understanding and a thoroughly professional attitude at all times! I would recommend him to anyone (and have)! He makes going to the doctor a joyful experience and not a burden!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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DAVID ODONNELL in Brooklyn, NY – Aug 13, 2016
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What a great apt well worth traveling from Albany, NY to NYC. I have had a left eye issue for about a year and a half my regular eye dr was trying to work with me and left eye but after my last encoutner he was very sorry and polite and said I give up. He sent me to some one else in Albany whom was terrible rude, nasty, takes no time with his patients. I called Weils told them my issue the apt lady right away says I have Dr. Starr he is whom who want and wait time for new apt not months away.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Andrea in New York, NY – Apr 07, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Starr's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chorioretinal Scars
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starr treats Chorioretinal Scars more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Starr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dry Eyes
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starr treats Dry Eyes more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Starr treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Tear Duct Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Starr treats Tear Duct Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Starr treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Starr's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Keratoprosthesis (KPro)
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Starr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
Prism Blue Priority EPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthFirst
Neighborhood Health Providers
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Locals (any local)
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

About Me

Care Philosophy

My colleagues and I at the Weill Cornell Eye Associates are dedicated to delivering the best possible care to our patients. We have assembled a world-class...Read more

Biography

Christopher E. Starr, MD, FACS, attended Brown University as an undergraduate and received his medical degree with honors from Cornell University Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Johns Hopkins U/Wilmer Eye Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Harvard University Mass Eye and Ear Infirm
Residency Hospital
1999
Columbia U/St Lukes Roosevelt Hosp
Internship Hospital
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Teacher Of The Year Award, 2006
  • America's Top Ophthalmologists, 2010
  • Walter J. Stark Research Award, 2002-2003

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Christopher Starr, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (718) 670-1837 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Christopher Starr, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Starr has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Christopher Starr, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Christopher Starr, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Starr's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Christopher Starr, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Christopher Starr, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Starr frequently treats Chorioretinal Scars, Dry Eyes, and Tear Duct Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Starr treats.

Where is Dr. Christopher Starr, MD's office located?

Dr. Starr's office is located at 1305 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received