Dr. Christopher Starr, MD

Dr. Christopher Starr, MD

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47 y/o
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Dr. Christopher Starr, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Weill Cornell Eye Associates, New York, NY

1305 York Ave Fl 11

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Starr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Blepharitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Starr's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Starr "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 Ophthalmology department providing state-of-the-art expert care in all of the Ophthalmic sub-specialties. I am proud to be associated with such a dynamic and compassionate team of doctors and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm with you."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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16  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Keratoprosthesis (KPro)
  • LASIK
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Columbia U/st Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Harvard University Mass Eye and Ear Infirm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Johns Hopkins U/wilmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

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

Dr. Starr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Starr's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Starr to family and friends
18 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Starr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (5)

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...more
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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. ...more
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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