Residents and students: Submit your case for a chance to win a grant from the GPLI.
Congratulations to Noha Seif, OD, who submitted the Case of the Quarter for Q1 2014:
- Managing Congenital Neurotrophic Keratitis and High Hyperopia with Therapeutic Scleral Lenses in a Two-Year-Old Child with Multiple Disabilities
Previous Case of the Quarter winners:
- Q4 2013: An Unorthodox Keratoconic Fit Using a Reverse Piggyback Lens System – Robert Ensley, OD
- Q3 2013: Bitoric Lens Design and Fitting – Stephen Smith, OD
- Q2 2013: Fitting of a Mini-Scleral Lens on a Post-RK and Post-LASIK Irregular Cornea – Sonja Iverson-Hill, OD
- Q1 2013: Bitoric Mini-Scleral Contact Lens Fitting of a Keratoconic Patient Following Penetrating Keratoplasty – Jamie Kuhn, OD
The case should consist of a 5-10 page case report, single line spacing, including figures and topographies similar to the format of cases in the GP Case Grand Rounds Troubleshooting Guide. A representative example can be accessed here: www.gpli.info/gr-case-41/.
The format would include:
- Test Procedures, Fitting/Refitting, Design and Ordering
- Patient Education and Consultation
- Follow-Up Care, Final Outcome
- Discussion/Alternative Management Options
- Conclusions (2-5)
The case does not have to be very similar to the cases in this guide; however, the format — in addition to conclusions and references — would be desirable.
Any photographs of the lens-to-cornea fitting relationships or external disease (if indicated) would be desirable, as would topographies. Video would be acceptable as well but certainly not required.
The specific case to be submitted can pertain to any patient in which a GP lens or custom soft lens improved their quality of life (i.e., astigmatism, presbyopia, high astigmatism, corneal reshaping, and any form of irregular cornea).
Case of the Quarter
Current students and residents may submit one case per quarter to the GP Lens Institute. One case will be selected as the winning case. The student or resident submitting the case will:
- Receive a $500 grant
- Be featured on the GPLI website for three months, along with their case
- Receive entry into the Case of the Year competition with the potential to win an additional $1,000 grant
Case of the Year
Winners of each of the quarters will compete for the 2013 Case of the Year. The student or resident selected to receive Case of the Year will:
- Receive an additional $1,000 grant
- Be featured in a GPLI press release to more than 20 professional publications
- Be featured on the GPLI website and have their case permanently archived on the GPLI site
The winner of Case of the Year will be announced no later than February 15, 2014.
How to Submit a Case
Please send your submissions to: CD (at) contactlenses.org