About Deborah Jacobs, MD

Dr. Jacobs earned her Masters of Science degree in physiological sciences from Oxford University in England, and then returned to the United States to complete her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. After completing her Ophthalmology residency in the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Residency Training Program, Dr. Jacobs pursued subspecialty training in Cornea and External Disease through a fellowship at Mass. Eye and Ear. She has served as part-time faculty on the Cornea Service since 2008 and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. 

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3202
Fax: 781-726-7310

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School/ BWH
  • MD, Harvard Medical School/ BWH
  • none, Massachusetts Eye & Ear
  • none, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, Ma
  • none, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton Ma
  • none, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton Ma
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye & Ear
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye & Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Accepted Insurance Plans

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  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    1. Modjtahedi BS, Jacobs DS, Fong DS. A new patient-centered approach to ocular surface discomfort. Ocul Surf. 2019 Dec 09.

    2. Zhang W, Margines JB, Jacobs DS, Rabinowitz YS, Hanser EM, Chauhan T, Chung D, Bykhovskaya Y, Gaster RN, Aldave AJ. Corneal Perforation After Corneal Cross-Linking in Keratoconus Associated With Potentially Pathogenic ZNF469 Mutations. Cornea. 2019 Aug; 38(8):1033-1039. 

    3. Wang Y, Rao R, Jacobs DS, Saeed HN. Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem Treatment for Ocular Surface Disease in Pediatric Patients With Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 May; 201:1-8. 

    4. Tom LM, Jacobs DS. Advances in Anterior Segment OCT For the Design and Fit of Scleral Lenses. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2019; 59(4):31-40.

    5. McKay KM, Jacobs DS. In Vivo Confocal Microscopy of Keratic Precipitates in Uveitis. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2019; 59(4):95-103.

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