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Relaxing Descemetotomy: Surgery for Taut Descemet Membrane Detachment and Clinicopathological Classification of DMD

Soosan Jacob, FRCS, MS, India

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About the Presenter:
Dr. Soosan Jacob, MS, DNB, FRCS (Glasg), MNAMS, FERC is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist in Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Chennai, India. She is a gold medalist in Ophthalmology. She has won many international awards for video films and challenging cases at prestigious international conferences in the USA as well as the Special Gold Medal of the Indian Intra-ocular Implant and Refractive Society (IIRSI). She is a noted speaker and has conducted courses and delivered lectures in numerous national and international conferences. She has special interest in cutting edge surgical techniques for cataract, cornea, glaucoma, and refractive surgery including intra-stromal ring segments, ocular surface reconstruction, subluxated cataracts, new refractive solutions and so on.

Dr.Jacob was the first to bring out the concept of Anterior segment transplantation. In this the cornea, sclera and an artifical iris, pupil and IOL are transplanted enbloc in patients with anterior staphyloma. She also devised out a new technique in the surgery of ptosis where in the sling surgery can be done with primarily a one stab incision rather than three thus improving the post operative cosmetic appearance of the patient. She has devised two new techniques – the Turnaround technique and the Double Pass Turnaround technique for successful completion of Femtosecond laser assisted Intacs implantation in eyes with false channel dissection for both symmetric and asymmetric Intacs segments. She has also described a new technique of Relaxing Descemetotomy for Taut Descemet’s Membrane Detachment in the cornea and has proposed a new classification system and treatment algorithm for Descemet’s membrane detachments.

She has authored many articles and numerous chapters in 27 textbooks by international and national publishers and is also the editor for 9 textbooks in Ophthalmology. She is amongst the senior faculty for the DNB (Diplomate of National Board) postgraduate training programme and phacoemulsification and LASIK training programme for overseas doctors. She is an editorial board member of the Ocular Surgery News – Asia Pacific Edition, and an executive committee member of the Indian Intra-ocular Implant and Refractive Society. Her life and work has been featured on the cover page of Ocular Surgery News: “Ophthalmic Innovator balances love of surgery, research and teaching” She can be contacted at The hospital website address is

Contact the presenter at:
Jacob, Soosan; Agarwal, Athiya

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