New York Ophthalmologist
1305 York Avenue at 70th Street, 12th Floor, Cataract & Laser Vision Center
New York, New York 10021 US
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Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

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Dr. Starr has hospital affiliations at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, 1998
    Undergraduate: BS in Geology and Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1993
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, 1999
    Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD
    Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, 2002
    Fellowship: Department of Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery, 2003

Treatments offered at Weil Cornell Eye Associates

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Can a Doctor Tell if I Have Had LASEK Treatment

After surface ablation procedures such as LASEK & PRK the cornea typically appears perfectly normal once the initial healing phase ends.... READ MORE

Refractive Surgery Advertising - Deceptive?

The FDA has recently addressed these issues and are cracking down on unsavory advertising practices. The bottom line is that no surgery is perfect and... READ MORE

Laser Eye Surgeon Qualifications

One of the best endorsements for a surgeon is word-of-mouth personal testimonials from people you trust and respect. If a friend or family member had... READ MORE

What is PRK? Is It Painful?

Think of PRK as 'Flap-less LASIK'. Both procedures are identical when it comes to correcting your eyeglass prescription, the only difference... READ MORE

What Size is the Flap Cut for Intralase?

The actual refractive laser treatment diameter, or ablation zone, is typically between 8 and 9mm for most people. Since the LASIK flap needs to be a... READ MORE

Starbursting 1 Month After Lasik

Starbursting is one of several visual disturbances that can occur following laser vision correction surgery (others include glare, halos,... READ MORE

Can You Have LASIK Twice?

The short answer is yes, it is very likely you could undergo a re-treatment or enhancement procedure. You must, however, be carefully screened by your... READ MORE

Does Eye Dryness After Lasik Affect the Vision?

Yes, the eyes do tend to become drier after LASIK surgery and less so with surface ablation surgeries such as PRK and LASEK. The reason is due to... READ MORE

Toric Lenses and Wavefront iLasik Pre-op Timing

My personal rule of thumb on this is 'the longer the better.' Two weeks is the absolute minimum for soft contact lenses and some will... READ MORE

Floaters in Eyes After PRK, Why is This?

If you are having new floaters then you should see your ophthalmologist as soon as possible for a full dilated retinal exam. Floaters can be a symptom... READ MORE

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