14 April 2021: City Ophthalmologist, Dr Soosan Jacob, Director and Chief, Refractive and Cornea Foundation, and Senior Consultant, Cataract and Glaucoma Services at Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, India, enters the international Power List – 2021, a list of Top 100 most influential women ophthalmologists in the world.
The prestigious Power List is compiled every year by ‘The Ophthalmologist’, a premier international publication dedicated to the field of Ophthalmology and selection is on the basis of national and international recognition among peer Ophthalmologists.
Dr Soosan Jacob has over 21 years of experience, specializing in Cornea, Refractive surgery and Cataract surgery. Her other fields of interest in ophthalmology include cutting edge cataract, complex and complicated cases, anterior segment reconstruction procedures, glaucoma and orbit and oculoplasty.
Commenting about the entry of his colleague in the Power List 2021, Prof. Amar Agarwal, Chairman, Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospital, said, “My heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Soosan, who fully deserves this honor. It is a proud moment for everyone at Dr Agarwal’s Group. Dr. Jacob has been making exemplary contributions, especially to the cornea and refractive surgical field with many of her innovative surgical techniques – notable and recent among them being a novel technique called Corneal Allogeneic Intrastromal Ring Segment (CAIRS) to treat keratoconus, a more and more commonly seen condition in which the clear tissue on the front of the eye bulges outward. Her innovations have been life-changing for patients. My best wishes for many more laurels to come her way.”
In her comments, Dr Soosan Jacob, Director and Chief, Refractive and Cornea Foundation, and Senior Consultant, Cataract and Glaucoma Services said, “I am honored to be on this prestigious Power List of the Top 100 most influential women ophthalmologists in the world, a list that’s awaited eagerly every year. Initiatives like The Power List are important as they celebrate all the awesome, wonderful women ophthalmologists who show the way forward and inspire other brilliant women. For women, it is important to break glass ceilings to achieve their full potential. I must say that I have been fortunate both at home and at work to be in environments where it is considered crucial to empower women,” she said.
Dr Soosan Jacob has been the recipient of several prestigious international awards including International Society of Refractive Surgery’s Kritzinger Memorial Award; Connecticut Society of
Eye Physicians’ Innovator’s Award, The Waring Medal, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s John Henahan Award for Young Ophthalmologist, American Academy of Ophthalmology’s International Ophthalmologist Education Award and many international Oration awards.
She is a noted speaker and author – she has authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications, is the editor for 17 ophthalmology textbooks, is on the editorial board of prestigious international journals and on the executive committee of many international ophthalmological organizations. She conducts courses and delivers lectures in numerous national and international conferences and has been invited to teach her techniques at many international institutes such as Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, USA, Jules Gonin Eye Institute, Switzerland etc. Her surgical teaching YouTube channel has more than 10,000 subscribers.
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