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Committed to conducting research and preserving the vision of patients with keratoconus.


A Lifetime of Better Vision...

Yaron S. Rabinowitz, M.D.

Our Founder - Yaron S. Rabinowitz, M.D.

Dr. Yaron Rabinowitz is a true expert in the field of ophthalmology, with a special focus on keratoconus. He has founded Yaron Rabinowitz Keratoconus Research Foundation to combat this condition and help prevent blindness, bringing together patients, researchers, and caregivers in a collaborative effort towards meaningful change.

His dedication and commitment are truly inspiring and have made a significant impact on the lives of keratoconus patients.

Our Director - Ronald N. Gaster, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Ronald N. Gaster is an acclaimed ophthalmologist who is renowned for his exceptional skills and expertise in Beverly Hills and Orange County, California. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on Corneal Cross-Linking and is highly regarded by his patients for his advanced treatments and surgical procedures.

With his unparalleled reputation, patients trust him implicitly to provide them with the highest level of care and treatment for their eye conditions.

Ronald N. Gaster, M.D., F.A.C.S.


What Is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is an eye condition where the clear front part of the eye (cornea) becomes thin and bulges out like a cone. This shape change can cause blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and difficulty seeing clearly. It usually starts during teenage years and gradually worsens. Glasses might help in the beginning, but some people might need special contact lenses or even surgery to improve their vision.

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Diagnosis - Is Keratoconus Easy To Diagnose?

Diagnosing keratoconus involves examining the shape and thickness of the cornea, the clear front part of the eye. Special tests like corneal topography and pachymetry can detect if the cornea is becoming cone-shaped. Early stages are subtle, but regular eye check-ups can help catch it earlier. Various options are available for managing and treating the condition once detected.

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Research And Genetic Factors
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What Our Patients Are Saying

"Dr. Robert Gaster saved my life! I had struggled with keratoconus which meant my vision was blurry because of a rare eye condition. He reassured me that everything was going to be okay with the procedure he went to Germany to learn and from there was able to help individuals with the same condition I had. I've had both eyes done and visit him often. He's kind, gentle, funny, patient, ca and full of life. I would recommend him to ANYONE that is willing to fix their vision with this process. It is a commitment that is more than worth it. If you have any questions please contact his office. The staff is AMAZING they are happy to answer all the questions you have and will work with you on correcting this speed bump in your way. Thank you Dr Gaster!!!"

"Dr. Gaster is a knowledgeable ophthalmologist and a wonderful, kind human being. I was diagnosed with Keratoconus at a young age and have been under his care for about 5 years. I am fortunate to have found him. In the last 5 years, Dr. Gaster has allowed me to reach the best vision I can. After a corneal crosslinking procedure, a corneal transplant, and PRK, I see respectively 20/25 in both eyes (unaided). This is a significant improvement as I was 20/60 in the right eye and 20/4 fingers in the left."

"Dr. Gaster is simply the best doctor for cross linking. I was hesitant to do the procedure so I did a ton of research trying to find the best specialist in the country. Dr Gaster was a part of the original FDA trails and is currently a leading expert in cross linking. His bedside manner is kind, professional, patient, and caring. He makes you feel comfortable and confident before, during and after the procedure. I'm currently writing this after my six month follow up appointment and I'm happy to report that my vision has significantly improved!! I wasn't expecting that, but I'm overjoyed to not need glasses anymore. I highly recommend Dr Gaster."

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