The Gimbel Eye Foundation was established in 1984 with the mandate to enhance the level of patient care in Canada and around the world. We are committed to improving the science and art of medical eye care.
Since 2009 we’ve been focused on gathering and editing the valuable teaching videos that have become the Gimbel Library.
For many decades Dr. Howard Gimbel has been known worldwide for teaching, always using video footage of actual surgeries he has performed. He pioneered the use of this teaching medium. Dr. Gimbel has received recognition, affirmation, and many honors for the value that his innovative techniques and training videos continue to provide for ophthalmic surgeons worldwide. These teaching videos share unique surgical experiences and teach new techniques that he has developed.
Almost all of Dr. Gimbel’s surgeries were digitally video-recorded and saved when they had a particular educational value. We are committed to making this archive available online in order to enhance the surgical practices of surgeons worldwide. In a very fundamental way, this project fulfills the mandate of the Foundation – a mandate to share (at no cost to the end-user) the experience and research of Gimbel Eye Centre eye doctors. Sharing with others ensures that patient care around the world is enhanced.
Over the years, many contributions have come from grateful patients, and we thank you for making it financially possible to enhance our teaching mission in this way.
Gimbel Eye Foundation