Dr. Michael Harris, MD

Dr. Michael Harris, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
Dr. Michael Harris, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Livingston, NJ and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate in 1970 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

315 E Northfield Rd

Livingston, NJ 07039

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
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more than 93% of peers
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more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Harris' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Harris "board certified, member of the Academy of Ophthalmology (Honor award recepient for outstanding educational contributions), Member NJ medical Society, Full professor Robert Wood Johnson/Barnabas Health."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Harris "I treat Patients as family. One note about reviews when i had 12 reviews i was rated 5 stars the 13th review dropped me to 4 stars. I suspect a dishonest review to harm my reputation was posted. Since they are anonymous it's easy to trash a competitor..."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Infections
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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13  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Rutgers College-Magnum Cum Laude-Phi Beta Kappa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • SUNY Upstate
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • University Of Miami
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • United States Marine Corps-Navy Lt-Medical Corps-Viet Nam
    Other Education | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harris' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harris to family and friends
3 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Harris' 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 (2)

My family members and I (wife and 3 children) have been patients of Dr. Harris for over 20 years. He respects all his patients and answers all questions in a way understandable to the patient. He is knowledgeable of and uses the most up to date treatments and diagnosis equipment to insure the...more
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Worst experience! Dr is condescending, uncaring, impatient. His staff is rude. Avoid, find a different doctor. My husband and I went to him for treatment (conjectivitis; stye). Both were misdiagnosed. Treatment provided was poor. No follow-up.
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The pt's husband 4 weeks before . I treated fhis conjuntivitis which cleared up in a few days with my care.He then called to refer his wife to me because he was so pleased by the care he received. She had a chronic chalazion (sty) required surgical drainage which I performed She then came back 2 days later , the lid was swollen. I explained that this was a natural reaction to having surgery on the lid and to use cool compresses and it would be fine..She wrote this Bad review the very same day!

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