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)...   Read More

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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmology

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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

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        Sanctions

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        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
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      • 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.