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About Dr. Gimbel

Dr. Iskander was extremely fortunate to be complete his Refractive Fellowship in 1999 with Dr. Gimbel.

Dr. Howard V. Gimbel is an ophthalmologist and pioneer in outpatient cataract and refractive surgery, being the first ophthalmologist in Canada to use phacoemulsification for the removal of cataracts. He developed the “Divide and Conquer” phaco technique and co-developed the “Continuous0-Tear Capsulotomy” technique. These are now medical standards of care. He developed many applications of Optic Capture technique and other techniques to manage late intraocular lens complications. Dr. Gimbel extensively used video, and even live broadcasts of surgeries, to share and teach his techniques.

For his contributions to the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Gimbel was inducted into the Ophthalmology Hall of Fame May 4, 2019. Dr. Gimbel continues to teach eye surgery techniques as a clinical professor at both the University of Calgary and Loma Linda University.

“I was scared to have cataract surgery after I was diagnosed by my optometrist. After going to several ophthalmologist in town, I decided to go with Dr. Iskander of San Antonio Eye Specialists because I felt most comfortable with him. He took the time to explain the difference between modern cataract removal and old fashion cataract surgery like my mother had. After undergoing laser-assisted cataract removal, I can see clearly again! I also chose a premium lens implant which has freed my from reading glasses and bifocals for nearly all activities! Thanks again Dr. Iskander!”

– Eloise T., Cataract Patient

“I was scared to have cataract surgery after I was diagnosed by my optometrist. After going to several ophthalmologist in town, I decided to go with Dr. Iskander of San Antonio Eye Specialists because I felt most comfortable with him. He took the time to explain the difference between modern cataract removal and old fashion cataract surgery like my mother had. After undergoing laser-assisted cataract removal, I can see clearly again! I also chose a premium lens implant which has freed my from reading glasses and bifocals for nearly all activities! Thanks again Dr. Iskander!”

– Eloise T., Cataract Patient

“I was scared to have cataract surgery after I was diagnosed by my optometrist. After going to several ophthalmologist in town, I decided to go with Dr. Iskander of San Antonio Eye Specialists because I felt most comfortable with him. He took the time to explain the difference between modern cataract removal and old fashion cataract surgery like my mother had. After undergoing laser-assisted cataract removal, I can see clearly again! I also chose a premium lens implant which has freed my from reading glasses and bifocals for nearly all activities! Thanks again Dr. Iskander!”

– Eloise T., Cataract Patient

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