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2018 Bloomberg/Berkeley Video Competition

American College of Eye Surgeons
Bloomberg/Berkeley Video Competition
For Cataract/Implant Surgery Residents


Video of one complete, unedited cataract extraction performed by phacoemulsification. Cases without pre-existing complications only. No specialty IOLs will be accepted.

  • Video must be in digital .mov format.
  • Video must be performed entirely by the applicant.
  • No identification of surgeon on the actual recording.
  • No audio, music or voiceover.


The surgical skills of each participating resident will be evaluated with the same specific points established by the American Board of Eye Surgery (ABES) to evaluate candidates for its sub-specialty certification program in cataract/ implant surgery.


Video and completed application must be received by the American College of Eye Surgeons no later than January 3rd, 2018.


The 1st place winner will win a trip to the 2018 ACES/SEE Caribbean Eye Meeting, which will be held at The Ritz- Carlton, Cancun, February 3rd – February 7th, 2018. This includes round trip coach airfare and hotel accommodations. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st place ($1,500), 2nd place ($1,000) and 3rd place ($500) along with complimentary conference registration. The awards will be presented during the 2018 ACES/SEE Caribbean Eye Meeting.


In presenting this competition, the American College of Eye Surgeons hopes to encourage and promote the concept of quality surgery. With this in mind, the first ten residents nationwide to register for the ACES/SEE Caribbean Eye Meeting may do so for the special registration fee of $200 (the regular registration fee is $1295). In order to take advantage of this discounted registration rate, please visit: http://caribbeaneyephysicians.eventbrite.com; select Ophthalmologist- Non-Member; and enter “BVCDR” as the discount code at the end of the registration process. ACES also offers complimentary memberships to physicians during their residency training.

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