Dr. Ronald N. Gaster, MD

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Dr. Ronald N. Gaster, MD

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Ronald N. Gaster, MD, FACS 50 N La Cienega Blvd Ste 340, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Get Directions
(310) 425-3938

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As a top eye doctor with a subspecialty in Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery and expertise in Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) to treat keratoconus and ectasia, I optimize the vision of my patients with cutting edge technology, advanced microsurgical technique, 20 years as a Professor of Ophthalmology & compassion. Now in private practice, I am in US News & World Report's 2012 Top Doctors, 2014 Southern California SuperDoctors, 2014 Best Doctors in America, and 2014 Top Doctors of Orange County.Read more

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Herpes (Herpes of the Eye)
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    University Calif San Diego

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    University Calif San Diego

    Completed in 1975

    University Of Chicago

    Completed in 1978

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Manhattan Eye Ear Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Undergraduate School
    Cornell Univ

    Graduated in 1969

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, 2007
    • Orange Coast Magazine's "Top Doctors of Orange County", 2011
    • Orange County Medical Association "Physician of Excellence", 2011
    • Best Doctors in America, 2011
    • President, Orange County Society of Ophthalmology, 2002-2004
    • Los Angeles Magazine's "Southern California Superdoctors", 2008
    • Outstanding Teacher Award by the University of California, Irvine, Residents, 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Gaster's Care Philosophy

As a top eye doctor with a subspecialty in Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery and expertise in Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) to treat keratoconus and ectasia, I optimize the vision of my patients with cutting edge technology, advanced microsurgical technique, 20 years as a Professor of Ophthalmology & compassion. Now in private practice, I am in US News & World Report's 2012 Top Doctors, 2014 Southern California SuperDoctors, 2014 Best Doctors in America, and 2014 Top Doctors of Orange County.