Dr. James Zellner, MD

Dr. James Zellner, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. James Zellner, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Brooklyn, NY and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1977 and specializes in ophthalmology.

7817 5th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11209

Contact Information

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
  • 24 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Visual Field Defects
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

62  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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15  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • 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.


  • SUNY Brooklyn
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Brookdale Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zellner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zellner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zellner to family and friends
10 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Zellner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Receptionist was kind, caring and professional. I was able to get an appointment in a timely manner. Dr. James Zellner was thorough, professional and very easy to talk to! (not to mention easy on the eyes) He has become my go to when it comes to my eyes!! Thank you for the awesome experience.
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Dr Zellner is an excellent physician. He has a great personality. He is caring and considerate. His staff is friendly and courteous. He has taken care of my entire family over the years including lasik surgery on my son which gave him better than 20/20 vision. I recommend him highly.
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Cataract surgery:Dr. Zellner felt I would not need anesthesia. Imagine? Of course I did and the doctor was not in my insurance plan which left me with unnecessary bills. More importantly, after the surgery I felt the nerves in my face pulling for months and my vision made me imbalanced. Though the...more
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Dr zellner is careless and an reckless. In 2012 my 80 year old father had cataract surgery on his left eye which Dr zellner insisted he have his vision was good the day before his surgery the day after he had terrible pain and had a complete loss of vision days after the surgery do not trust your...more
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very knowledgeable in his field, great ability to put patient at ease
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