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Rules & Regulations

» All submissions must be made online by the deadline, 15 March 2012.

» Abstracts submitted in hard copy format will not be considered.

» Once you have submitted your abstract you will be sent an email summary. Check this to make sure all information is correct. The organisers will not accept any responsibility for abstracts that  have not been submitted properly.

» Submitters can edit their abstracts up to the deadline by logging back into the Call for Papers section.

» Abstracts will be considered from Vision Scientists only if they work in an academic department and have an ophthalmologist as a co-author.

» Each author may submit a maximum of 2 abstracts in any one category (ie. free papers, posters, video competition, video library, video symposium).

» If you are submitting a free paper or a poster, you must ensure to choose a theme from the options given. 
All abstracts will initially be reviewed, graded and accepted or rejected by the Programme Committee. The Committee reserves the right to determine whether a free paper submission is accepted as an oral presentation or a poster. The decision of the Committee is final.

» If a paper or poster is accepted for presentation, the first author must undertake to present it. The presenter must be a registered delegate at the congress and pay all applicable fees.

» Failure to present without prior notice to the Programme Committee may influence future acceptance of presentations.

» All abstracts selected will be posted online at The abstract will appear exactly as submitted.


- Title – max 250 characters
- Purpose – max 200 words
- Setting – max 200 words
- Methods – max 200 words
- Results – max 200 words
- Conclusions – max 300 words
- Financial Disclosure

» The summary of results presented must be given in sufficient detail to support the conclusions. The Programme Committee will only accept abstracts with final results or conclusions.

» References and credits cannot be included as part of an abstract.

» Formulae should, in general, be avoided.

» When using abbreviations or acronyms for the first time, care should be taken to spell them out in full with the abbreviation in parentheses after the full word/s the first time it appears in the text. The abbreviation should be used alone thereafter.

» Indicate whether the presenting author or any co-author has a financial interest in the subject matter or receives money from any mentioned company.

» Any financial interest must be included on the first slide of the presentation.

Abstracts may be submitted for the following Presentation Types:

Free Papers (These will be allocated either a 3 or a 6 minute slot) 
Posters - Cataract 
Posters - Refractive 
Posters - Miscellaneous 
Video Competition - Educational 
Video Competition - Innovative 
Video Competition - Scientific 
Video Competition - Special Cases
Video Competition - Young Ophthalmologists 
Video Library 
Video Symposium on Challenging Cases

Free Papers & Poster Presentations will be considered on the following themes:

Cataract demographics
Cataract surgery complications/management 
Cataract surgery equipment/instrumentation/surgical devices/OVDs 
Cataract surgery outcomes 
Cataract surgery - paediatric 
Cataract surgery practice styles 
Cataract surgery special cases 
Combined cataract surgery techniques 
Combined refractive surgery 
Cornea - medical 
Cornea - surgical 
Corneal biomechanics
Endophthalmitis/ocular infections
Femtosecond laser 
Imaging anterior segment
IOL technology 
Keratorefractive surgery outcomes - hyperopia 
Keratorefractive surgery outcomes - myopia 
Keratorefractive surgery outcomes - presbyopia
Laser Refractive Surgery (LASERS/LASIK/LASEK/Epi-LASIK)
Ocular pathologies 
Optical properties of the eye 
ORBIS: Treatment or prevention of blindness in the developing world
Phakic IOLs 
Posterior capsule opacification 
Pseudophakic IOLs
Quality of vision evaluation techniques 
Refractive lens exchange 
Refractive surgery complications 
Refractive surgery new techniques/instrumentation/devices
Refractive surgery practice styles 
Surgery centers and practice management
Training and innovation in education
Visual Rehabilitation

First, second and third prizes of €2000, €1000 and €500 are awarded to the best cataract and refractive posters. Posters are judged based on: Originality, scientific quality, relevance to clinical practice and presentation.

In order to have their poster displayed, all poster authors must be registered delegates and must attend the Congress.

Video Rules

To view the Video Rules & Regulations please click here review abstract


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