Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD

Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Beverly Hills, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in ophthalmology.

50 N La Cienega Blvd Ste 340

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 94% of peers
Herpetic Keratitis
more than 71% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
more than 70% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gaster "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."


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated


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  • 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
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Cornell Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • University Calif San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • University Calif San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University of Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Manhattan Eye Ear Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

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
Media & Publications

Dr. Gaster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gaster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gaster to family and friends
based on 4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gaster's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

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