International Authorship Opportunity – Apply Now!


Greetings! For nine years, the Academy has offered a unique authorship opportunity in the form of EyeWiki. This is the online encyclopedia that operates similar to Wikipedia. EyeWiki is authored by ophthalmologists and ophthalmologists-in-training for the education of other ophthalmologists and the general public.

As a learning tool, EyeWiki is more popular than ever, according to a recent article by Academy CEO Dr. David W. Parke II. Overseen by an editorial board led by Drs. Marcus Marcet and Penny Asbell as editors-in-chief, EyeWiki features more than 800 articles covering a wide range of clinical topics.

Last year, EyeWiki received over 7 million page views by 3.1 million visitors. Almost 40% of that traffic came from outside the United States. As for the authors themselves, 35% are international.

To ensure that EyeWiki stays relevant worldwide, we encourage you and your colleagues to consider entering EyeWiki’s International Ophthalmologists contest, open until 2 June. Here’s how it works.

Submit a high-quality article in any of the following categories:

  • Cataract/Refractive Surgery/Cornea/Anterior Segment
  • Retina/Vitreous/Uveitis/Oncology/Pathology
  • Glaucoma/Neuro‐Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics/Strabismus/Oculoplastics/Orbit

The person submitting the article must be the primary author of the work. Winners will be able to choose between receiving the Academy’s Basic and Clinical Science Course™ (BCSC®) Complete Set eBook series or a two-year subscription to Focal Points Digital.

We look forward to your participation. You can contact me at at any time with feedback.

R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MSc, MBA, FACS
Secretary, Global Alliances