Dr. Andrew Caster – The Lasik Surgeon (Curriculum Vitae)

Diseases and Surgery of the Eyes
Practice limited exclusively to Laser Vision Correction for Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and Astigmatism
Medical Director: Caster Eye Center Medical Group
9100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 265 E
Beverly Hills California 90212
Telephone:  (310) 274-1221
Fax:  (310) 274-0244
E-mail: info@CasterVision.com
Website: www.CasterEye.com
Certification Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Education Harvard College. Cambridge,
Massachusetts A.B., 1976Honors:  Phi Beta Kappa
Harvard College National Scholarship
Detur Prize
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
M.D., 1980
1972 – 1976 , 1976 – 1980
Internship Internal Medicine
Wadsworth, V.A. Hospital
Los Angeles, California
1980 – 1981
Residency Resident In Ophthalmology
Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
1981 – 1984
Academic Appointments Clinical Instructor In Ophthalmology
Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
Management Education Executive Program in Management
Anderson Graduate School of Management
University of California, Los Angeles
Consultancies Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Refractive Surgery Clinical Advisory Board, 2003-2006
Research Awards 1994 Alumni Research Award Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine “Multiple Regression Analysis of 1148 Radial Keratotomy Surgeries,” April 1994
Honorary Awards Visx STAR Surgeon Award (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) – Awarded to top 50 laser eye surgeons in the United States using Visx equipment
Alcon Laboratories Centurion Surgeon Award, 2004
“Best Laser Eye Surgeon in Los Angeles,” Los Angeles Magazine, July 1999
“Best Doctors in America,” 2005-2018
Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctors,” 2007-18
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
Who’s Who in Professionals
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in the World
Clinical Research IDE G960186 – Lasik for Myopia with or without Astigmatism – This was the study which the FDA used to grant approval for Lasik treatment for nearsightedness

IDE G960186 Substudy C – Lasik for Hyperopic Astigmatism

IDE G960186 Substudy D – Lasik for Consecutive Hyperopia and Hyperopic Astigmatism (After Previous Corneal Surgery)

Wavefront-guided vs. non-wavefront-guided myopic Lasik with the Alcon LadarVision4000 laser

Wavefront-guided vs. non-wavefront-guided myopic Lasik with the Alcon Ladar6000 laser

Nomogram adjustment of Lasik formulas

Risk of keratectasia in Lasik patients with thin pre-operative corneas

Epithelial ingrowth after Lasik enhancement

Lasik: The Eye Laser Miracle,
Ballantine/Random House Books, 2008, 2001, 1997; 148 pages. Fifth edition.

Caster, “Flap Lift Lasik 10 or More Years After Primary Lasik,” Journal of Refractive Surgery, September 2018.

Caster, Friess, Schwendeman, “Incidence of Epithelial Ingrowth in Primary and Retreatment Laser in situ Keratomileusis”, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, January 2010.

Caster, Trattler, “Corneal Ectasia after Laser Vision Correction”, International Ophthalmology Clinics, Winter, 2008.

Caster, Friess, Potvin, “Absence of Keratectasia After Lasik in Eyes With Preoperative Central Corneal Thickness of 450 to 500 Microns”, Journal of Refractive Surgery, October 2007.

Randleman, Caster, Banning, Stulting, “Corneal Ectasia After Photorefractive Keratectomy”, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, August 2006.

Caster, Hoff, Ruiz, “Conventional vs. Wavefront-guided Lasik Using the LadarVision4000 Excimer Laser”, Journal of Refractive Surgery, November/December 2005.

Caster, Hoff, Ruiz, “Nomogram Adjustment of Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism With the Alcon LadarVision System”, Journal of Refractive Surgery, July 2004.

Consultation Section, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, December 1996, Volume 22, Number 10

Caster, “The Fyodorov Technique of Hyperopia Correction by Thermal Coagulation: A Preliminary Report”, Journal of Refractive Surgery, May/June 1988; Volume 4, Number 3.

Caster, Dethlefs, Mondino, “A Rabbit Model of Staphylococcus Aureus Blepharitis”, Invest Ophthalmolo Vis Sci 1984; 25 (3S): 22.

Patents United States Patent 5,711,045 –
“Apparatus for Inducing Relaxation for Sleep in Infants” (January 27, 1998)
Medical Societies American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

California Association of Ophthalmology

Assistant Vice President, 1995-7

Vice-Chairman, Third Party Liaison Committee, 1992 – 1994

International Lectureships Xiamen International Eye Surgery Symposium

Xiamen, Peoples Republic of China; July 1995; invited lecturer and chief surgical instructor

National Conference Lectures American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 2008: Incidence and Characteristics of Epithelial In growth.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, April 2007: Early Experience with High-Speed Ablation Custom Cornea Lasik for Myopia.

American Academy of Ophthalmology — International Society of Refractive Surgery, November 2006: Evaluation of Corneal Ectasia.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, April 2005: Absence of Keratoectasia in Lasik Patients with Pre-operative Central Corneal Thickness of Less Than 500 Microns.

American Academy of Ophthalmology, October 2004: Use of Automated Registration in Wavefront-Guided Treatment.

Refractive Excellence Conference, August 2004: Techniques to Optimize Wavefront-Guided Lasik Results.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, May 2004: Comparison of Wavefront-Guided versus Conventional Lasik Using the Alcon LADARVision 4000 System.

American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 2003: Effect of Enhanced Plume Evacuation During Lasik.

Jules Stein Eye Institute Research and Alumni Day, May 2003: Lasik to Correct Residual Refractive Error Following RK.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, April 2003: Review of Nomogram-Optimized Low Myopia Lasik Results Using the LADARVision Laser System.

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, April 2005: Improving Lasik Results Using Wavefront-Guided Techniques.

Surgical Experience Practice limited to the surgical correction of nearsightedness, Experience farsightedness, and astigmatism: over 30,000 Lasik, PRK, and RK procedures performed, beginning in 1985

Trained with Dr. Svyatoslav Fyodorov, the Russian inventor of radial keratotomy; September 1987

First American surgeon to perform thermal keratoplasty (surgery for farsightedness); September 1987
Developed computer nomogram to improve accuracy of radial keratotomy; 1992

Charitable Work The Wonder of Reading, Board of Directors. Builds libraries in undeserved areas of Los Angeles.
Everychild Foundation, Special Advisor. Founded by my wife, Jacqueline Caster. This women’s-only foundation, with over 200 members, has raised and donated over $15 million dollars to projects benefitting needy children in the Los Angeles area.