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. Dr. Ganiban is a primary investigator in a number of clinical research studies investigating new drug delivery systems and therapeutics for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Retinal Vein Occlusions. Additionally, Dr. Ganiban is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology, where he performs extensive research with an emphasis on creating new medical devices. He recently developed a new device that enhances efficiency in retinal surgery and comprehensive eye examinations, by enabling hands-free scleral depression, known as the Ganihand. In conjunction with the world’s largest ophthalmic medical, pharmaceutical and surgical device company, this cutting edge device is being developed for use by eye physicians in the United States and all over the world.
Along with his colleagues at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, in 2005, 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. His wife, Patricia LaFleur, M.D., 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 tennis, swimming and competitive sports. He is a triathlete and has competed in seventeen marathons, including two Boston Marathons and four Florida Iron Man 70.3 mile events– a grueling endurance race where participants swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, and run 13.1 miles.
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.
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.
Vitrectomy, Intravitreal Injections, Pan Retinal Photocoagulation Laser, Pneumatic Retinopexy, Cryotherapy, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), Scleral Buckle Surgery, FA, Fundus Photos, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and many more.
This is a great community to live in and raise a family. I am proud to serve my friends and neighbors and contribute to the health and wellness of people throughout the Space Coast.
I feel passionate about helping people and about practicing medicine. I listen to my patients carefully. To me, optimal patient care means combining the latest advances in medicine with old-fashioned caring, concern, and respect.