Dr. James Auran, MD

Dr. James Auran, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 64

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Auran, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Harlem Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Auran to book an appointment.


Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology

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(212) 235-1519
Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology635 W 165th St Fl 5 New York, NY 10032
Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology880 3rd Ave Fl 2 New York, NY 10022

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  • Office environment (15)
  • Appointment scheduling (14)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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The epitome of excellency in his field.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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CAF – Mar 01, 2020
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Took all the time he needed to diagnose my condition. He was relaxed and professional and I trusted him completely.
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
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Apr 26, 2019
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Before Dr. Auran moved to Harlem Hospital, I went to him for cataract surgery. I found his personality very glib but Harvard Medical School was his hook and I fell for it. Of course, I thought Auran would perform the surgery as he was the MD I consulted with. Also, I had a complicated issue with the eye and it never occurred to me that he would not perform the surgery. For whatever reason, Auran had a resident perform my surgery. A child practicing on me. The eye has never been right.
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EnidsMom in Providence, RI – Mar 16, 2017
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Dr. Auran is an exceptional doctor and person. I had a very difficult corneal erosion issue -- one of the tougher problems to treat -- and his patience and expertise got me through. He is kind, patient, brilliant, and reassuring. His devotion to his patients is palpable, and he is wonderful at putting them at ease. When I'm ready for cataract surgery -- any day now -- Dr. Auran will be the one. A consummate professional and superb physician.
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Penny in New York, NY – May 01, 2016
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Dr. Auran's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Auran treats Blepharitis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Auran treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Auran treats Eyelid Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Auran treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Eye Examination

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Auran performs Eye Examination more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Auran performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Auran's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Radial Keratotomy
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Auran accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Cigna POS
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United Healthcare POS
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more


Dr. James D. Auran's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract surgery, dry eye, blepharitis, and corneal infections. He has authored...Read more


  • Ophthalmology


Manhattan Eet Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Manhattan Eet Hospital
Residency Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital
Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
Medical School
Harvard College
Undergraduate School

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How can I make an appointment with Dr. James Auran, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-9535 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. James Auran, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. James Auran, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. James Auran, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Auran frequently treats Blepharitis, Eyelid Disorders, and Eye Examination. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Auran treats.

Where is Dr. James Auran, MD's office located?

Dr. Auran's office is located at 635 W 165th St Fl 5, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Auran is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

7 Awards Received

Harlem Hospital Center

New York, NY

56% Patient Experience Rating, 13% lower than the national average