16 April 2021 | News
The 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, Director and Chief, Refractive and Cornea Foundation, and Senior Consultant, Cataract and Glaucoma Services, Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, India, has been featured in the international Power List - 2021, a list of Top 100 most influential women ophthalmologists in the world.
The 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 Jacob has over 21 years of experience, specialising 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, “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.”
In her comments, Dr Jacob, said, “I am honoured 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. 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.”
Dr 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.