Submission Guidelines

Important Dates

Description Date
Abstract Submissions Opens 01 August 2019
Abstract Submissions Deadline 02 December 2019 (23:59 CET)
Abstract Notification 27 January 2020
Presenter Registration Deadline 17 February 2020 (early bird fee)


Registration is compulsory and must be completed by the early bird registration deadline, 17 February 2020 in order to be able to present the abstract.

Online Submission Instructions

Presenting authors can submit one abstract only but can be co-author on others.


  • Maximum characters limit: 2500
  • Languages of submission: English, French
  • Format – objective, methods, results and conclusion
  • Supplemental figures/tables/references are not permitted
WOC 2020 - Cape Town (2018)

Available Presentation Categories

Selected oral presentations will be organized around central subspecialties or topics in various sessions.

An instruction course provides active and in-depth learning. Participants will engage an issue, learn a new and tangible skill, or develop an action plan or other activity where hands-on learning is integral.

The learning experience should encourage the participants to ask questions and fully engage in the learning process. Participants should leave the session with information to share with their home institutions. Abstracts submitted in this category might be selected for a full session (90 minutes) or organized in conjunction with other instruction courses.

Electronic display of the latest research results in the field of study. E-Poster authors will be asked to submit their E-Poster in advance. It will be made available for viewing at computer stations within the E-Poster/E-Video area on site throughout the Congress. A selected number of accepted E-Posters will be programmed into E-Poster Pods. The presenting author will have an opportunity to give a short oral presentation to an audience. E-Poster Pod presenters will be assigned a date, time and E-poster pod number for their presentation.

E-videos are short films of one to five minutes in length. E-Videos can include presentations of a new examination, treatment, or technique or presentation of an interesting case and how it was managed. E-Video presenters will be required to use the same E-Video that was accepted.


You may submit your abstract under any one of the topics below.

1. Cataract and Lens Surgery
2. Contact Lens and Refraction
3. Cornea, External Eye Diseases, and Eye Banking
4. Cutting Edge Ophthalmology
5. Evidence-Based Medicine
6. Eye Care Delivery
7. Glaucoma
8. Interdisciplinary
9. International Ophthalmology
10. Medical Retina
11. Neuro-ophthalmology
12. Ocular Imaging
13. Ophthalmic Education
14. Ophthalmic Epidemiology

15. Ocular Oncology
16. Ocular Trauma
17. Ophthalmic Pathology and Microbiology
18. Ophthalmic Pharmacology
19. Orbital, Oculoplastic, and Lacrimal Diseases
20. Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
21. Refractive Surgery
22. Small Incision Cataract Surgery
23. Surgical Retina
24. Uveitis
25. Vision Rehabilitation
26. Visual Sciences

For any questions, please contact the WOC2020 Organizing Secretariat at