Dr. Ronald Gaster is a board certified ophthalmologist in Beverly Hills, California (CA) at the Gaster Eye Center. As one of the leading ophthalmologists in the country, Dr. Gaster has been selected by his peers since 1996, including 2014, to be in Woodward and Whites Best Doctors in America. He was also selected to be in the 2014 edition of Southern California SuperDoctors. For 2014, Dr. Gaster was again selected by the Orange County Medical Association as a Physician of Excellence and is included in 2012s Best Doctors in Orange County, where he also has an office. Dr. Gaster is on the cutting edge of new developments in eye disease and surgery and is currently accepting and treating new patients in a clinical trial with an IDE from the FDA to compare the effectiveness of corneal cross linking (CXL) alone to INTACS followed by corneal crosslinking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus or ectasia after all-laser LASIK. Please call toll free (855) EYEDOC-1 for a consultation with Dr. Gaster if you suffer from keratoconus that is progressing (your prescription is increasing) or if you have been diagnosed with post- LASIK ectasia. Dr. Gaster is also using the exciting new Femtosecond Laser for cornea transplants and all-laser LASIK surgery. The Femtosecond Laser was recently approved for cataract surgery as well. Dr. Gaster will evaluate if you are a candidate for this procedure, and he will also discuss with you the latest in intraocular lenses (IOL), including premium lenses (premium IOLs), such as Crystalens, ReSTOR and Tecnis Multifocal. Toric lenses are available for patients who have astigmatism along with cataracts. If you need pterygium surgery, Dr. Gasters technique involves using an amniotic membrane graft or transplant or conjunctival autograft with NO SUTURES, also known as sutureless pterygium surgery. If you suffer from dry eyes, also known as keratitis sicca, Dr. Gaster has a special treatment performed at the slit lamp that has helped many of these dry eye patients feel more comfortable. It is a non-invasive treatment that helps the tear ducts function normally. If you suffer from any of these conditions, including all diseases and trauma to the cornea or desire refractive or cataract surgery, the friendly office staff will arrange a consultation. Easy financing is available and most insurances are accepted. So call now our Orange County or Beverly Hills office Toll Free for an appointment: (855) EYEDOC-1 or (855) 393-3621.
EducationUndergraduate: Cornell University Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
TrainingResidency: UCSD Surgery Residency: University of Chicago, Ophthalmology Residency: Instituto Barraquer de America, Columbia Fellowship: Surgery and Diseases of the Cornea- Heed Fellow, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, NY microsurgery of the Anterior Segment
AffiliationsMember of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; Board Member of the California Eye Physicians and Surgeons; member and 2002-2004 President of the Orange County Society of Ophthalmology
CertificationDiplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
ServicesDr. Ronald Gaster practices as an ophthalmologist in Beverly Hills, CA. The Gaster Eye Center offers affordable finance options to help patients of any income be able to pay for their procedures. Patients will receive only the highest quality of care from a professional and very friendly staff. Dr. Gaster performs a variety of procedures such as cross-linking (CXL) for keratoconus and post all-laser LASIK ectasia, cornea transplant surgery and all-laser LASIK surgery with the femtosecond laser, PRK, lens implants, IOLs and premium IOL with Crystalens, Tecnis Multifocal, ReSTOR and Toric lenses, DSAEK, INTACS (certified), pterygium surgery, presbyopia, dry eyes. Please call (855) EYEDOC-1 today.
Dr. Gaster completed my LASIK eye correction surgery in June 2011. For years I wore contacts and glasses before finally deciding that for the convenience and health of my eyes I should perform LASIK. I used to wear my contacts too long and just the constant fingers in the eyes never seemed ideal.
I was referred to Dr. Gaster who went through all the pre-screening tests with me to see if I was a candidate. Never did he push the procedure. He presented two options given my sports background and he answered all relevent concerns. Ana, the Refractory Surgery Coordinator did all the paperwork stuff....she was very kind and thorough, addressing all my pre-surgery questions. Another Austrialian guy did some of the pre-screening tests and he was great as well. The day of surgery was better than expected as the staff made me feel at ease and the procedure was painless.
About 6 months later and I have better than 20/20 vision. The follow up visits showed that Dr. Gaster really cared about his patients and the results. He even called me the night before and days after to ensure I was using my eye drops and seeing better.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Words cannot describe the joy of waking up to perfect vision after years of blurriness. Dr. Gaster's professionalism, education and talent, plus the genuine care make him the best LASIK doctor in Los Angeles.
They have really great customer service here. They always put their customers first, regardless of the situation. Their staff is very friendly and professional. They would never suggest that I buy something that wasn't necessary, and never pressured me. They were always very considerate and professional. They explained all the risks and benefits of my treatment options. Everything was explained in detail, all my questions were answered, and I felt a lot better about choosing a treatment plan.
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