Geoffrey Kaye, MB, ChB, FCS(SA), FRCSCMore than many other medical disciplines, ophthalmology requires the combination of “high tech” with “high touch”. High technology equipment is necessary, but careful, compassionate, personal care is also required for successful ophthalmic treatment.
Dr. Geoffrey Kaye, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, at the Gimbel Eye Centre in Edmonton incorporates this dual commitment in his practice of ophthalmology.
Originally from South Africa, Dr. Kaye received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town. Early in his medical education he became interested in ophthalmology because the specialty allowed him to combine his interest in physics, mathematics and optics. To realize his desire to specialize as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Kaye completed an ophthalmology residency at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.
In 1992, Dr. Kaye decided to move to Canada and he is now a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada. After spending three years in private practice in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, Dr. Kaye joined the Gimbel Eye Centre-Calgary for a refractive fellowship. Dr. Kaye says of his fellowship, “Not many places in North America see the volume of refractive patients we see at any of the Gimbel Eye Centres. Having completed a fellowship at Gimbel Eye Centre was a great advantage to me in that regard.”
During his fellowship, Dr. Kaye also spent time at the Edmonton Centre and enjoyed working with the staff and patients there. Gimbel Eye Centre was very pleased when, at the conclusion of his fellowship, Dr. Kaye agreed to become an associate ophthalmologist at the Edmonton Centre. As an associate ophthalmologist, Dr. Kaye enjoys providing complete clinical and surgical care to his refractive and cataract surgery patients.
Dr. Kaye continues to find great satisfaction in providing ophthalmic care and “dealing with people and their medical and ocular conditions”. He particularly enjoys the variety of patients and the different age groups he sees on a daily basis. But, his greatest joy comes from “sharing the joy of patients whose vision has been restored.”
Away from his professional responsibilities, Dr. Kaye enjoys spending time outdoors. Skiing, both downhill and cross-country, as well as jogging, hiking, swimming and tennis are some of his favourite activities.