The Eye Institute for Medicine & Surgery
Eye Doctor Melbourne FL
(321) 722-4443

Gary J. Ganiban, M.D.

Fellowship Trained Retina & Vitreous Specialist,
Diagnosis & Treatment of Diabetic Eye Diseases,
Macular Degeneration, Retinal Tears, Holes & Detachments,
Diseases of the Retina & Vitreous.


- Bachelor of Science, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 1985
- Medical Doctor, Hahnemann University of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1990


- Fellowship, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
- Residency, Maryland General Hospital, Jonas Friedenwald Ophthalmic Institute, Baltimore, MD
- Internship, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ


- Vitreoretinal Institute, Baton Rouge, LA
- The Eye Institute for Medicine & Surgery, Melbourne, FL

Professional Memberships:

- Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
- National Board of Medical Examiners
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Southern Medical Association
- Brevard County Medical Society
- Sigma Xi National Research Society
- Association for Research on Vision and Ophthalmology
- Vitreous Society
- New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology

Dr. Ganiban’s ophthalmic research projects have included studies involving intraocular drug delivery systems, the use of silicone oil in retinal detachment repairs and various vision restoration therapies for patients with Macular Degeneration. Following his colleagues at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Dr. Ganiban was one of the first Retina Specialists in the U.S. to begin treating Macular Degeneration patients with intraocular Avastin, a cutting edge treatment that has improved the vision and lives of many patients who suffer from the “wet” form of Macular Degeneration.

Dr. Ganiban’s personal philosophy regarding his patients: “I learned from my father that every patient deserves the benefit of all of my training, experience and empathy. I expect and demand my very best effort every time, for every patient. I sincerely love what I do and I treat my patients like close friends and family. I appreciate getting to know them and doing everything in my power to help maintain and improve the quality of their lives.”

Dr. Ganiban was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, PA, where his father practiced internal medicine for over forty years. He lettered in football, wrestling and track in high school, and was a long jumper in college. His wife, Patricia, is also an Ophthalmologist, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery, Restylane Skin Treatments, and BoTox Injections. The Ganibans have two sons and they regularly attend church. Although they have varied interests and commitments, the Ganibans make family time a top priority.

Dr. Ganiban makes time for fishing, swimming and competitive sports. He is a triathlete and has competed in eleven marathons, including two Boston Marathons and the Florida Iron Man 70.3 – a grueling endurance race where participants swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, and run 13.1 miles. Dr. Ganiban coaches his son’s little league baseball, football and soccer teams. He also encourages his sons to participate in children’s triathalons.
The Ganibans enjoy gourmet cooking – particularly French, Creole and Cajun cuisine. Dr. Ganiban is an avid reader of history books and fiction, and he is presently writing a medical/thriller novel, that he hopes to complete in the next couple of years.

Commonly Treated Conditions:

Diabetic Retinopathy, Flashes and Floaters, Macular Degeneration, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Retinal Detachment, Retinal Tear, Retinal Hole, Macular Edema, Retinal Edema, Uveitis, Central Serous Retinopathy, Macular Pucker, Macular Hole, Retinal Artery Occlusion, Endophthalmitis, Branch Retinal Vein Occulsion (BRVO), Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO) and many more.

Commonly Performed Procedures and Diagnostic Testing:

Vitrectomy, Intravitreal Injections, Pan Retinal Photocoagulation Laser (PRP), Pneumatic Retinopexy, Cryotherapy, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), Scleral Buckle Surgery, Fluorescein Angiography (FA), Fundus Photos, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and many more.

Appointments Available In:

Melbourne, Florida
Rockledge, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Titusville, Florida (coming soon!)

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Gary Ganiban, M.D., Retina Specialist and Retinal Surgeon at the Center for Retina Care at The Eye InstituteGary Ganiban, M.D., Retina Specialist and Retinal Surgeon at the Center for Retina Care at The Eye Institute
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