Scope Ophthalmology Case Awards 2023

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Ophthalmology Case Awards

The Scope Ophthalmology Case Awards are designed to reward excellence in Ophthalmology across the UK and Ireland.

What are the Scope Case Awards?

This year Scope will host the second annual case awards which is designed to reward excellence in Ophthalmology across the UK and Ireland. 

Participants are invited to submit interesting Ophthalmology cases they were involved in related to Anterior Segment conditions, Glaucoma and Oculoplastic. As an organisation, Scope values innovation, education and the sharing of best-practice.

Through the Case Awards our aim is to support and encourage Ophthalmologists in training to present their interesting cases with the opportunity for further career development and training.

Award Details

On the 31st July two winners will each receive an education bursary to the value of £/€2,500. The other 4 finalists will receive an award of £/€300

Key Dates To Remember

Open Submissions

27th February 2023

Submission Deadline

12th June 2023

Finalists Announced

6th July 2023

Finalists Virtual presentations

31st July 2023

How To Enter

Pick your case entry

Identify a challenging ophthalmology case that you were involved in

Prepare your case entry

Create your submission in line with the guidelines provided

Submit by 12th June 2023

Submit your case entry to the email address provided below

Clear a space in your calendar

Shortlisted entrants will present their cases on the 31st of July 2023

Submission of case

The case report can involve one or sev­er­al patients.


Sub­mit­ted cas­es must be orig­i­nal (i.e. not pre­vi­ous­ly pub­lished). The case can include pre­sen­ta­tions, diag­noses and/or man­age­ment of clinical cases related to anterior eye conditions, Glaucoma and Oculoplastic.


Cases must be submitted via email to

The case must be sub­mit­ted by the can­di­date who must be the author and should not be sub­mit­ted by any­one else on their behalf. Co-authors can be declared how­ev­er the award will be attrib­uted exclu­sive­ly to the main author who sub­mit­ted the case.

Case structure

The pre­sen­ta­tion should be writ­ten in Eng­lish in Word for­mat. Illus­tra­tion of the case by pic­tures and imag­ing is rec­om­mend­ed. A max­i­mum of 10 pages is allowed. The clin­i­cal case should be divid­ed into the fol­low­ing sec­tions (in this order):

  1. Title page: with the title of the case and author details
  2. Patient presentation : History of presenting complaint, past medical history, examination findings,
  3. Any diagnostic testing: (e.g., OCT/laboratory analyses)
  4. Diagnosis and Management: (Further investigations and/or treatment) Differential diagnosis/how did the author decide the management plan
  5. Follow-up: Clinical outcome/any complications
  6. Conclusion(s) : Take home messages/Learning points

The full author’s name, qual­i­fi­ca­tions, insti­tu­tion­al address­es, cur­rent posi­tion they hold at insti­tu­tions or soci­eties, relevant financial declarations, any oth­er rel­e­vant back­ground infor­ma­tion and email address­es should be includ­ed in the case pre­sen­ta­tion.


The pre­sen­ta­tion and appen­dix (image, fig­ures, illus­tra­tions ‚…) shall:


• not infringe upon the pri­va­cy or per­son­al rights of others

• not con­tain any sen­si­tive information

• not be the copy­right of any oth­er enti­ty unless this is acknowledged


It is the authors responsibility to ensure that –


• They have obtained all necessary consent(s), approvals and authorisations in connection with the Case submitted to Scope Ophthalmics with the patient and any organization involved (Hospital, Clinic …)


• All the content of the Case, including the text, its title and media files have been stripped of all personal information that could be used to identify the patient.

Selection process

The final submission date is 12th June 2023.


A judging panel of Ophthalmology Consultants from UK, Ireland will review each case study and will select 6 cases to present at the Virtual Scope Awards meeting on the 31st July.


Presenters whose clinical case is selected for presentation in the Award session, will be notified by the 6th July and receive specific instructions regarding their presentation.


They must be available to present their case at the case meeting on 31st July 2023.


Substitute presenters will not be permissible. 


The judging panel will evaluate each case on the following criteria to obtain a final mark out of one hundred:


• Originality of the case

• Case Management

• Presentation (demonstrating learning points from the case)

• Educational value of the case

• Answers to questions


The decision of the panel of judges will be final and binding.

Intellectual property

Scope Ophthalmics will record the Virtual Awards Meeting on the 31st July 2023 and the recording will be available to view on the Scope Educational platform by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only.


Scope will not use, publish or reproduce any case studies submitted to them for promotional purposes or otherwise.


Par­tic­i­pants have the right to access, review, rec­ti­fy, can­cel or delete any per­son­al data held by Scope Ophthalmics Ltd.

Important dates

12th June – Deadline for submission of the case (Note: No late submissions will be accepted)

6th July– The six participants chosen to present on the 31st of July will be notified

31st July– The two winners will be announced at the virtual awards meeting


The two winners will each receive an educational bursary of £/€2,500 which can be used to attend a clinical congress or training course of their choice.


Each winner will be asked to write an article or record a podcast to share their education experiences within 6 weeks of using the bursary.


The Award is governed by Irish law excluding conflict of law rules. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts for all questions and disputes relating to this Award and the application of these terms of use.