Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD

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Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD

Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Beverly Hills, CA. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Gaster is affiliated with Olympia Medical Center, UC Irvine Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

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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.

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    Dr. Gaster's Performance
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      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
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      EXCELLENT
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      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      Under 10 minutes
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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.

    Dr. Gaster's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    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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    • 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

    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

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Hebrew
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Astigmatic Keratotomy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Clear Lens Extraction
    • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
    • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
    • 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