Call for Submissions

2019 ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting

May 02 - 07, 2019, San Diego, CA

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Select one of the programs below and click on the corresponding box to begin a submission:


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    Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT
    ASCRS and the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society (OPS) co-sponsor a call for photo submissions of high-quality ophthalmic images demonstrating superior imaging techniques to be selected for the OPS exhibit at the ASCRS Annual Meeting . OPS represents members who perform imaging of all structures of the eye using highly specialized equipment to increase the level of patient care and help to advance the science and practice of ophthalmology. The photo selection process is judged by ophthalmologists and OPS member photographers. Acceptance of a photograph(s) for the exhibit is highly selective. You do not have to be an OPS member or register to submit photo entries. Meeting registration is required if you are planning on attending the ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.


    • Clinical Setting Photography
    • Composite
    • Corneal Endothelial Photography
    • Cross Categories
    • External Photography
    • Fluorescein Angiography
    • Fundus Photography, High Magnification, 20°
    • Fundus Photography, Normal, 30°– 40°
    • Fundus Photography, Wide Angle, 45°+
    • Gonio Photography
    • Gross Specimen Photography
    • ICG Angiogram
    • Instrumentation Photography
    • Monochromatic Photography
    • Optical Coherence Tomography
    • Photo/Electron Micrography
    • Slitlamp Photography
    • Special Effects Photography
    • Surgical Photography
    • The Eye as Art
    • Ultra-Widefield Imaging

    Note: If you wish to submit an iris angiogram, please submit it in the “Fluorescein Angiography” category. Images of anterior segment lesions stained with fluorescein dye (HSV, abrasions, etc.) should be submitted in the “Slitlamp Photography” category. If you have a single retinal image with a field of view greater than 60 degrees, including color imaging, IVFA, ICG, FAF, etc., please use the Ultra-Widefield Imaging category.


    A panel of judges will review entries. The judges will be composed of ASCRS ophthalmologists and OPS member photographers. Judges may not submit entries. The judges reserve the right to reassign images to different categories.


    Winners will be listed in the final program and displayed in the OPS exhibit at the ASCRS Annual Meeting. First, second, third, and honorable mention photographs will be selected. Additionally, an overall Best in Show winner will be selected.


    Photographs that have not been displayed in previous OPS exhibits are eligible for entry.


    Photographs revealing patient identity must be accompanied by a typewritten, signed, and witnessed photographic release. Photographs received without a release will be rendered ineligible.


    Individuals can submit up to 3 entries per category. A single entry can consist of more than 1 photograph (e.g., 4 photographs from the same angiogram, progression studies). Extra photographs will be arbitrarily eliminated.


    Images that have obvious defects (e.g., poor focus, color imbalance, improper exposure, or significant artifacts) will not be accepted for judging. If masking reduces the artifacts, it is recommended that it be used. Recent work is encouraged.


    An 8” X 10” (20.0 cm X 25.5 cm) or 11” X 14” (28.0 cm X 35.5 cm) format is encouraged. Photographs in other sizes will be accepted if they can be mounted on an 11” X 14” (28.0 cm X 35.5 cm) or 16” X 18” (40.5 cm X 46.0 cm) display board and still maintain an aesthetic appearance.

    Multiple photographic entries are acceptable in the following size combinations only:

    Two 8” x 10” 20.0 cm x 25.5 cm
    Two–four 5” x 7” 12.5 cm x 17.5 cm
    Two–six 4” x 5” 10.0 cm x 12.5 cm

    Photomontages (multiple photographs affixed to each other) will not be accepted. A montage must be re-photographed/digitized, printed, and submitted as a single photograph.


    Mounted photographs will not be accepted. Photographs accepted for display will be mounted at ASCRS’ expense. Mounting will be determined by ASCRS. All photographs will be trimmed slightly.


    Make sure you label your submissions carefully. (Please, no labels on the backs of prints as this will show through when mounted). Please do not use correction fluid.  It is best to write with a felt-tipped pen. Please print legibly and label the back, top-center, of each photograph with the following information exactly as it appears on the submission.

    • Clinical photographs must be titled with diagnosis. The terms normal, probable, or unknown are acceptable.  Entries will not be judged on the basis of an accurate diagnosis.

    • Monochromatic photographs must be labeled with the wavelength used.

    • Multiple photograph entries should indicate the intended order.

    • Gross specimen photographs should include final magnification with identification or contain a metric scale.

    • Photomicrographs must contain information on lighting or type of micrography (polarized, phase contrast, scanning electron, etc.) and the final photograph magnification.


    All photographs should be mailed to:

    ASCRS OPS Submissions
    4000 Legato Road, Suite 700
    Fairfax, VA 22033, USA

    Please package your entries carefully. All photographs must be entered online and received at the ASCRS office by January 11, 2019. Photographs received after this date run the risk of not being processed in time for judging.


    Photographs will not be returned unless this is specifically requested. The request must accompany your printed photograph when you ship your prints to ASCRS. ONLY requested returns will be shipped back within 3 months of the ASCRS Symposium. Every attempt will be made to protect the entries. ASCRS, OPS and the judging panel do not accept responsibility for loss or damage to entries.

    Please read the submission guide for more details and specific submission requirements. Additional information, including an example of an ideal poster submission can be found in this downloadable one page guide. 

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