Cornea Eye Institute
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
50 N. La Cienaga Blvd., Suite 340
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Yaron S. Rabinowitz, MD, Yuri Oleynikov, MD, PhD, and Ronald N. Gaster, MD, FACS, are highly skilled, fellowship-trained ophthalmologists who specialize in cataract and refractive surgery. They have successfully performed thousands of eye surgeries and boast more than 40 years' combined experience. In recognition of their outstanding ophthalmologic achievements, Dr. Rabinowitz and Dr. Oleynikov have received several prestigious awards, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, the International Society of Refractive Surgery Kritzinger Award, Jules Stein Alumni Research Award, the VISX Star Award and the B.D. Srinivasan Research Award. In addition, Drs. Rabinowitz and Oleynikov have received funding from the National Eye Institutes of Health for the past 15 years for their groundbreaking research. Because of their extensive experience and expertise, they are invited to lecture to ophthalmologists around the world. Dr. Gaster is a nationally recognized authority in the field of refractive surgery and has been ranked in the top 1 percent of refractive eye surgeons in the United States. He is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Gaster has authored more than 60 publications on various topics pertaining to refractive eye surgery.
The surgeons of Cornea Eye Institute perform advanced cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses (IOLs). They begin the procedure by creating a small incision in the eye and carefully extracting the clouded lens. Then, they implant an accommodating Crystalens IOL, which flexes with the eyes' muscles to improve the patient's ability to change focus between near to distant objects.
In addition to being leading cataract surgery and LASIK Los Angeles specialists, Dr. Rabinowitz, Dr. Oleynikov and Dr. Gaster offer Visian and Verisyse implantable collamer lenses (ICLs). These lenses are used to treat patients with severe myopia who do not qualify for LASIK surgery. During the procedure, the surgeons place an ICL in front of the eye's natural lens.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Rabinowitz, Dr. Oleynikov or Dr. Gaster and learn more about your vision correction options, contact Cornea Eye Institute at (800) 777-5498.Email the Surgeon
Yaron S. Rabinowitz, MD, performed an ophthalmology residency at Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, a corneal genetics fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at the Estelle Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He serves as a Clinical Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Ophthalmology; and as Director of Ophthalmology Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he has also served as the Chairman of the Division of Ophthalmology. Dr. Rabinowitz has also been a clinical investigator for a number of FDA laser clinical trials. He has written several published journal articles and book chapters, as well as authored the book, A Color Atlas of Corneal Topography: Interpreting Videokeratography. He is the Director of Laser Eye Associates in Los Angeles and Co-Director of the Cornea Transplant Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Yuri S. Oleynikov, MD, PhD, completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in molecular cell biology and a Doctor of Medicine degree, with distinction, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He then performed an internal medicine internship at the Beth Israel Medical Center and an ophthalmology residency at the Edward Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University. After his residency, Dr. Oleynikov completed a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Oleynikov has written numerous journal articles. In addition, he was the first doctor to perform cataracts surgery with Crystalens IOLs at the Eye Surgery Center of Beverly Hills. Dr. Oleynikov is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Ronald N. Gaster, MD, FACS, obtained his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and his medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and his residency at the University of Chicago and Barraquer Institute of America in Bogota, Colombia. Dr. Gaster continued his training with a fellowship in microsurgery of the anterior segment and corneal and refractive surgery at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He is a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Dr. Gaster enjoys partaking in medical missions and has taught eye surgeons in South America, Africa and throughout Asia. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition, he is associated with several professional organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, where he formerly served on the Board of Directors. He is a past president of the Orange County Society of Ophthalmology.
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