What to submit

Video of one complete, unedited cataract extraction performed by phacoemulsi cation. Cases without pre-existing complications only.

  • 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.

How we pick the winners

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 Caribbean Eye Meeting no later than January 3, 2017.


The 1st place winner will win a trip to the 2017 ACES/SEE Caribbean Eye Meeting, which will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, February 3 - February 6, 2017. 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 2017 ACES/SEE Caribbean Eye Meeting.

Meeting Registration

Residents are encouraged to participate in this competition and attend the Caribbean Eye Meeting on a complementary basis (the standard physician registration fee is $1295). In order to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, please visit the registration page. ACES also offers complimentary memberships to resident physicians during their training. Interested parties should contact Laurel Fields at laurelfields@hotmail.com.

Video Submission

Please complete the following form in it's entirety.