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    Write for Our Ophthalmic Pearls Section

    Each Pearls column reviews a medical or surgical entity or procedure. Many of the articles offer step-by-step overviews of etiology, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

    To get started, you only need a few things:

    Before you start writing, contact either of the Pearls Submissions editors, Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH or Sharon Fekrat, MD to let them know your proposed topic. After you complete the manuscript, use the Pearls Checklist to ensure that all key requirements have been met and important details included. 

    Write for Our Morning Rounds Section

    Each Morning Rounds column provides a medical mystery that intrigues and challenges readers.

    Your case report should introduce the patient (fictitious names only) and describe his or her personal story and baffling symptoms. The case can then move on to any of the following areas: early misdiagnoses, your observations, differential diagnosis, results of tests, the eventual definitive diagnosis, treatment and the patient's progress. You should also add a few short paragraphs about the the disease to add to readers knowledge base (pathophysiology, etiology, etc).

    Before you start writing, contact Chris McDonagh to inform him of your proposed topic and download the Morning Rounds Writers Guidelines.

    Write a Letter to the Editor

    We want to hear from you. Send us your comments on past stories, thoughts on the profession of ophthalmology or ideas you would like to share with colleagues.

    To submit your letter, e-mail eyenet@aao.org or mail it to EyeNet Magazine, AAO, 655 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109.

    Please note that EyeNet reserves the right to edit Letters.

    Submit a Blink Photo

    Got an image that is perplexing or intriguing? Send us your mystery ophthalmic image and its case description—see below for requirements and specifications. 

    1. Image must be large and high resolution: 6” x 6” and 300 dpi, or as close to it as possible.
    2. Case description must be 150-250 words.
    3. Credit the author of the case description: include name, institution, city, and state.
    4. Credit the photographer: include name, institution, city, and state.
    5. Include a title (usually just the name of the diagnosis).

    Email the image and text to Catherine Morris at cmorris@aao.org.

    Please note that EyeNet reserves the right to edit Blink submissions.