Edited by Guangde Tu.
In this supplement we are pleased to present clinical cases selected as finalists in the Novartis Ophthalmology Case Awards 2017.
The awards were open to all ophthalmologists in training, the case reports submitted for the Awards were judged by an independent panel of distinguished consultant ophthalmologists who selected those best case reports according to:
• Scientific interest
• Use of clinical acumen
• Clear and concise presentation
The quality of submissions was high, and the panel shortlisted cases in both the Retina and Glaucoma sections to present in person at finals days.
At the finals days, the judging panels selected the cases presented by David Dunleavy and Alastair Porteous (Glaucoma) and David Curragh (Retina) as the best in their respective section. Finalist and best case selection was wholly independent of Novartis.
The awards aim to help the development of presentation skills amongst ophthalmic trainees and to foster an environment for the sharing and transfer of experience and knowledge. This occurs through the discussion of challenging and interesting scenarios that arise in practice. The awards also drive an appreciation of the high quality of teaching that can be obtained from challenging cases which have been comprehensively worked-up and systematically managed by the trainees and their supervising consultants.
Prof Yit Yang
Chairman of Retina Judging Panel
Visiting Professor University of Aston, Birmingham
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
Mr Bruce James,
Chairman of Glaucoma Judging Panel
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Bucks