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Howard Gimbel

The Power List 2016


Howard Gimbel

Chairman and Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University, San Bernadino, California

Howard Gimbel is best known for the co-invention of the continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis, which has proven crucial to modern cataract surgery. In 1984, Gimbel introduced radial keratotomy to Canada, and was the first surgeon in the country to introduce outpatient eye surgery, and to acquire the Excimer laser for use in refractive surgery. He also proposed the “divide and conquer” approach to phacoemulsification and cataract removal. Gimbel has an appreciation for fine music, and enjoys singing in choral groups and playing the musical saw and trombone.


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100 reasons to be proud

Welcome to The Power List 2016 – our second foray into the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology.

Though we realize our list can (and should) never be definitive, who can argue that the faces within – both familiar and new – do not beautifully highlight the brilliance and diversity found within the field?

Here, we celebrate 100 reasons to be proud of ophthalmology.

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