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Dr Mark Jacobs Ophthalmologist

Dr Mark
Jacobs
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Dr Mark Jacobs is an experienced general ophthalmologist who treats a range of eye conditions, including glaucoma. He also specialises in laser cataract surgery and pterygium surgery.

Career highlights

Career firsts

  • One of the first surgeons in Australia to perform laser cataract surgery, using the first femtosecond laser in the country (2011)

Teaching

  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, New South Wales (2005–present)
  • Mentor for trainee ophthalmic registrar (2011–2013)
  • Supervisor of ophthalmology registrar training, Lidcombe Hospital, New South Wales (1996–2002)
  • Lecturer for RACO/RACS course, University of Sydney, New South Wales (1996–2000)
  • Co-supervised PhD and master’s thesis students

Committee/board memberships

  • Qualification and Education Committee member, Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists (2000–2002)
  • Strabismus Conference organising committee member, Garvan Institute, New South Wales (1997)

Other professional achievements

  • Invited grant application reviewer for the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (2000)
  • Reviewer for the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology (1992 and 1993)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK)

Research

Dr Jacobs completed a Doctorate in Medicine in 1996 (UNSW), with his thesis: The Development of Horizontal Eye Movements in Infancy. In 2007, a research team he was part of was awarded a Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation Grant to study the retina following brain injury. This resulted in a number of publications in peer reviewed journals and one of the team members attaining a PhD.

Education & training

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ophthalmology training, Sydney Eye Hospital, New South Wales
  • Fellowship in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, Hospital for Sick Children and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of New South Wales, New South Wales
Publications Congress posters and lectures
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  • Eye Findings in Abusive Head Trauma.

    Forensic Medical Evaluation of Injury in Suspected Child Physical Abuse. Jacobs M. Sydney Children’s Hospital. Sydney, March 2017.
  • Ophthalmological findings in Abusive Head Trauma.

    Jacobs M, Bhardwaj. Pathology Update 2017. RCPA. Sydney, February 2017.
  • Panel after case presentations.

    Jacobs M. Pathology Update 2017. RCPA. Sydney, February 2017.
  • Ophthalmological findings in Abusive Head Trauma.

    Jacobs M, Bhardwaj. Pathology Update 2017. RCPA. Sydney, February 2017.
  • A chairside guide to the management of chronic open angle glaucoma.

    Jacobs M. Vision eye institute optometry conference. Sydney, December 2016.
  • Incidence of Retinopathy of Prematurity Royal Hospital for Children, Sydney (2007 – 2013).

    Incidence of Retinopathy of Prematurity Royal Hospital for Children, Sydney (2007 – 2013). Tan, T, Lubrin L, Kennedy I, Tan K, Jacobs M, Tsang H. Royal Australian and New Zealand Conference of Ophthalmology Annual Conference. Brisbane, November 2014.
  • Paediatric cases- specialised clinical assessment techniques.

    Jacobs M. 17th Annual Vision Eye Institute conference. Sydney, December 2012.
  • Electrophysiology in paediatric ophthalmology.

    Jacobs M. Grand Rounds, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, December 2012.
  • What is this patient’s disease? Panel discussion.

    Jacobs M. , 15 Annual Vision Eye Institute Conference. Sydney, December 2010.
  • Is this child okay with optic nerve glioma?

    Tsang H, Jacobs M. Cossom Scientific Meeting, Prince of Wales Hospital. Sydney, December 2010.
  • A case-control study of intraocular haemorrhages in infants.

    The Childhood Haemorrhagic Retinopathy Study. Bhardwaj G, Jacobs M, Moran K, Donaldson C, Martin F, Coroneo M. Cossom Scientific Meeting, Prince of Wales Hospital. Sydney, December 2010.
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology. Practical Examination Skills- workshop.

    Jacobs M, Tsang H, Kalapisi F, Lubrin L. The Child and Adolescent Health Update 2010, Clancy Auditorium, University of New South Wales. Sydney, September 2010.
  • Advances in understanding of retinal haemorrhages in infancy: A clinical study and systemic review.

    Bhardwaj G, Jacobs M, Martin F, Donaldson C, Moran, K, Chowdhury V, Vollmer-Conna U, Coroneo M. Cossom Scientific Meeting, Prince of Wales Hospital. Sydney, December 2009.
  • Bilateral Retinoschisis in a two year old caused by a fall from a three storey height.

    Moran, K, Reddie I, Bhardwaj G, Dauber S, Jacobs M. 3rd Europaediatrics Congress. Istanbul, Turkey, June 2008.
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology for General Practioners.

    Jacobs M. Sydney Paediatrics Update and Education Day. University of New South Wales. Sydney, September 2009.
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