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Gaster Eye Center

If you are seeking a Huntington Beach and Beverly Hills LASIK, cornea and cataract specialist, we welcome you to the Gaster Eye Center. Dr. Ronald Gaster is recognized worldwide for his leading research and clinical expertise in All-Laser LASIK surgery, corneal collagen cross-linking, corneal transplant surgery, laser-assisted cataract surgery with advanced technology intraocular lenses, Femtosecond laser-assisted corneal transplantation and the latest in dry eye treatments. At his state-of-the-art practices in Beverly Hills and Huntington Beach, Dr. Gaster and his qualified, friendly staff offer personalized vision correction, comfort, convenience, innovation, and affordability. As a skilled Huntington and Beverly Hills ophthalmologist, Dr. Gaster remains one of the leading authorities on the cutting edge of development in surgeries and the treatment of eye diseases, and has the unique ability to offer his patients the latest, safest, most effective procedures available.

Ronald N. Gaster, MD, FACS

Although the All-Laser LASIK and other specialized eye surgeries Dr. Ronald Gaster performs as an ophthalmologist dramatically improve his patients' lives, these treatments and procedures are only part of his comprehensive continuum of care. At his convenient practice locations in Beverly Hills and Huntington Beach, Dr. Gaster is committed to establishing a trusting relationship with his patients, providing consistent, clear communication, and convenient availability. His knowledgeable, friendly staff strives to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere, and genuinely enjoys building longstanding relationships with patients as well. For Huntington Beaches and Beverly Hills' top ophthalmologist, visit Dr. Ronald N. Gaster at the Gaster Eye Center today.

Meet Our Doctor

The Experience of Ronald N. Gaster, MD, FACS

Ronald N. Gaster, MD, FACS, who was named by US News and World Report as a Top Doctor, named by the Orange County Medical Association as a Top Doctor, included in Southern California SuperDoctors, and selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America, offers his patients the latest, most technologically advanced surgeries and treatments as a board certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist in Beverly Hills, California (CA) and Huntington Beach, California (CA). At Dr. Gaster’s two convenient practices, he treats patients suffering from a wide variety of conditions including diseases of the cornea such as keratoconus and Fuchs’ dystrophy, cataracts, pterygia, dry eyes, and trauma.

Awards & Accolades

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America
  • Selected for Super Doctors
  • Named by US News and World Report as a Top Doctor and Most Compassionate Doctor
  • Board Certified Fellowship Trained Ophthalmologist
  • Past President of Orange County Society of Ophthalmology
  • California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Board of Directors
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award
  • OC Magazine Physicians of Excellence
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors of Los Angeles

Affiliations

  • Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology - Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Board of Directors
  • Orange County Society of Ophthalmology, Past President
  • American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS)
  • Los Angeles Society of Ophthalmology
Gaster Eye Center - CLX

CXL

Corneal cross-linking, commonly abbreviated as CXL, is a new treatment designed to strengthen the cornea, the clear tendon in the front of the eye. This treatment has been approved by the FDA in the United States and has been done with great success around the world for more than ten years. Click here to learn more about CXL and to find out if this procedure is right for you.

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CLX

Femtosecond Laser

Are you interested in vision correction surgery but are fearful of having a bladed surgical instrument near your eye? If so, then bladeless LASIK may be the solution for you!

Bladeless LASIK is also known as blade-free LASIK or all-laser LASIK. Ronald N. Gaster, MD, FACS uses two types of lasers for the vision correction procedure. First, an ultra-fast femtosecond laser is used to create a thin flap in the cornea (the clear front surface of the eye.) Then, an excimer laser is used to reshape the underlying corneal tissue to correct your vision. The flap is then returned to its original position.

The femtosecond laser eliminates the need for a bladed surgical tool to create the corneal flap. No surgical blade of any kind is needed in all-laser LASIK. Generally, anyone who qualifies for LASIK surgery is a good candidate for bladeless LASIK.

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LASIK & PRK

LASIK (Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that reshapes the cornea to improve your vision. This procedure is safe, effective, and has very few side effects. LASIK eye surgery has helped millions of people see clearly without dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a refractive eye surgery technique similar to LASIK surgery as both use the excimer laser to reshape the cornea, (the front surface of the eye), in order to change its ability to focus light on the retina. PRK is used to correct mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. Those who have been told that their corneas are too thin for LASIK and those who have concerns about the creation of a corneal flap may consider PRK as an option for vision correction.

The main difference between PRK and LASIK is that with PRK the excimer laser carefully sculpts the outer layer of the cornea to create an optimal surface for the eye’s lens.  Conversely, LASIK surgery involves the creation of a corneal flap. Want to learn more?

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Corneal Transplant

Corneal Transplant

A corneal transplant, also known as keratoplasty, is performed when a patient’s cornea no longer allows light to enter the eye properly due to injury or disease. The goal of this procedure is to restore vision loss caused by the damaged cornea. Request an appointment to find out if you are a candidate for a Corneal Transplant.

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Pterygium

Pterygium

Pterygium is a pink, fleshy bump that grows on the white of the eye, which can eventually grow over the cornea and obstruct your vision. People who spend a large amount of time outside, especially on the water, are more likely to be diagnosed with pterygium. Spending time outside on the water can result in the sun’s UV rays being bounced back onto your eyes, which increases the longer you stay outside in bright sunlight. Pterygia are very common in surfers. Although pterygia are benign, they can often impact your vision and become slightly irritating. Think you have pterygium? Contact our office today, or request an appointment!

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Dry Eye

Dry Eye

Dr. Gaster is a leading expert in the latest technologies for difficult dry eye patients. He uses the most advanced treatments, including IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and has published an IRB-approved study showing its positive effects.

Almost everybody experiences dry, itchy, irritated eyes after a long day’s work. While experiencing dry eyes once in a while is normal, chronic dry eye symptoms are not. If you find yourself feeling the need to rub your eyes every few minutes, or rely on eye drops to get you through the day, chances are you’re dealing with dry eye syndrome. Do you think you might have dry eye? Contact us today, or click here to read more.

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Request an Appointment

If you are seeking LASIK in the Beverly Hills or Huntington Beach areas we are happy to provide a LASIK screening to help determine your candidacy. Laser Vision Correction has helped millions of Americans reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses.

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