- The patient has successfully worn their finalized scleral lenses for a minimum of 3 months. An in-office follow-up visit must be documented.
- The case was managed to completion entirely by the author.
- The case meets the generally accepted standard of care.
Patient Selection: Reports should be based on the type of patients you fit on a regular basis. Do not report the patient’s full name. Use patient initials only. Please remove identifying information from any images or ancillary test reports.
Technical Guidelines: Use good syntax and grammar. Carefully spell-check and grammar-check all work. Your case report should be written in past tense and in third person. Please include page numbers and continuous line numbering.
References: Always reference your work. AMA formatting is preferred. Case reports must be your original work. Don’t plagiarize!
General Expectations: It is expected that the candidate can demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in the art and science of scleral lenses. While it is important for the candidate to provide sufficient background information on the patient’s ocular condition, the focus of the case report should be on the scleral lens selection process, fitting methods, and clinical decision-making. Although there is no minimum complexity of the case, the candidate should be able to demonstrate an ability to problem solve when necessary.
When sending case reports to the Fellowship committee, your name and contact info should not appear anywhere in the main case report. Please avoid references identifying institutions that may identify you. The cover page of the case report should include only the case report title and your name and contact info. The abstract, usually in a single paragraph of 300 words or less, will also be a separate document attachment.
Candidates may resubmit revised case reports a maximum of two times. If the case report is not deemed acceptable by the committee after the second resubmission, the candidate will need to submit a different report.
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