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Abstract Submission (Closed)


» All submissions must be made online by the deadline, 15 March 2018

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

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

» All abstracts MUST be submitted in the presenting author’s name. Any abstract without an assigned presenter may not be considered for review.

» Please create ONE account only.

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

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

» You must use the same email address for submitting an abstract as you will for registering for the Congress in Vienna.


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

Only one abstract may be submitted in the poster and presented poster category.

Only one free paper will be accepted per author for oral presenation. If a second free paper abstract is accepted, it will be considered for possible presentation in the ‘Poster Village’. This format will be in the style of an electronic poster, but will include an oral presentation. Authors must be present to defend and discuss their paper

» 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.


» A number of bursaries will be awarded to ESCRS trainee members who have a free paper or poster accepted for presentation at the Vienna Congress. Recipients will receive complimentary meeting registration and €1,000 to cover their travel and hotel expenses.

» To be considered, trainees should select 'I am an ESCRS trainee member' when filling out the abstract form.

» Bursary recipients will be selected from among the highest scoring accepted free papers and posters. Please note that there will be a limit on how many bursaries are awarded to trainees from the same country.


All submitted abstracts must be in English and follow the structured format below:

- Title – max 250 characters
- Purpose – max 100 words
- Setting – max 50 words
- Methods – max 100 words
- Results – max 100 words
- Conclusions – max 100 words
- Financial Disclosure of all authors

» 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 as 6 minute slots)
• Posters
• Presented Posters (oral presentation at the poster village) **

** Please note that some abstracts submitted as free papers and posters will be accepted for presentation in the Poster Village.

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


Cataract Surgery Complications/ Management
Cataract Surgery Equipment/ Instrumentation/ Surgical Devices/ OVDs
Cataract Surgery Paediatric
Cataract Surgery Practice Styles
Cataract Surgery Special Cases
Combined Cataract Surgery Techniques
Femtolaser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
IOL Dislocations
IOL Opacifications
Posterior Capsule Opacification
Pseudophakic IOLs - Accommodative
Pseudophakic IOLs - Monofocal
Pseudophakic IOLs - Multifocal
Pseudophakic IOLs - Toric
Pseudophakic IOLs - Enlarged depth-of-focus


Femtolaser Refractive Surgery Applications
Keratorefractive Surgery outcomes - Myopia
Keratorefractive Surgery outcomes - Presbyopia
Laser refractive Surgery (Lasers/ LASIK/LASEK/Epi-LASIK)
Phakic IOLs
Refractive Corneal Inlays
Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive Surgery Complications
Refractive Surgery New Techniques/ Instrumentation/ Devices
Refractive Surgery Practice Styles


Cornea - Medical
Cornea - Surgical
Corneal biomechanics
Endophthalmitis / Ocular infections
Imaging Anterior Segment
Ocular Pathologies
Orbis: Treatment or Prevention of Blindness in the Developing World
Quality of Vision Evaluation Techniques
Training and Innovation in Education

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 Abstract Submission

Abstracts can also be submitted for the following video categories. Full details of each category can be found below in the Video Rules section:
• Video Competition - Difficult and Special Cases
• Video Competition - Educational
• Video Competition – Historical  
• Video Competition - Innovative
• Video Competition - Scientific
• Video Competition - Residents in Training
• Video Library
• Video Symposium on Challenging Cases

Video Rules & Regulations