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    By Howard V. Gimbel, MD, MPH, FRCSC
    Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    Dr. Howard Gimbel became the first Canadian surgeon to use phacoemulsification in the early 1970s. He went on to establish the first outpatient ambulatory service center in Canada in 1984, but perhaps his best-known accomplishments relate to the development of continuous curvilinear capsulhorexis and the “divide and conquer” nuclear fracture technique. He has received many awards, including the ASCRS Visionary Award, and now serves as the chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In this video he performs standard phaco using a modified soft-shell technique.