Donald S. Jacobs, M.D. is a member of the Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) and specializes in laser vision correction and in cataract implant surgery. He practices at the Mt. Auburn/ Christ Hospital office as well as at CEI’s Montgomery Laser Center.
Dr. Jacobs is a native Cincinnatian. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his Medical Degree from Johns Hopkins. After an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Jacobs completed his residency at the University of Illinois Eye Center in Chicago. Before returning to Cincinnati, he also served two years at the U.S. Naval Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dr. Jacobs’ principal interest is in excimer laser treatment for vision correction; he is one of the specialists staffing CEI’s Laser Center. Dr. Jacobs’ interest in refractive surgery began in 1981 and he subsequently became an accomplished radial keratotomy surgeon. In 1989 he became interested in the potentials of the excimer laser in the correction of nearsightedness. Dr. Jacobs traveled to Berlin, London, Toronto and extensively in the U.S. to learn the PRK and LASIK laser techniques from the pioneers in the field.
Dr. Jacobs also has extensive experience in cataract surgery. In 1976 he was the first U.S. military ophthalmologist to perform intraocular lens implants. He has also been among the first in Cincinnati to utilize the techniques of phacoemulsification, foldable silicone lenses, clear cornea no-stitch incisions and topical eyedrop anesthesia. Dr. Jacobs is on the active staff at Christ and Deaconess Hospitals. His affiliations include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.