The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2018. The submitting Author will be notified of acceptance, together with all technical details, by May 31, 2018.

Registration for the Congress is mandatory for those wishing to submit scientific contributions.


Abstract preparation

Experiments and data collection must be completed at the time of the abstract submission. Abstracts for papers already published or accepted before the 9th ICGS deadline will not be accepted.

All abstracts must include these headings: PURPOSE; METHODS; RESULTS; AND CONCLUSION. Abstracts not conforming to this structured format will not be considered. Abstracts lacking a description of study methodology and a quantitative description of data will not be accepted. Abstracts without a topic category indicated will not be reviewed. The Scientific Committee puts great emphasis on conciseness and clarity when considering abstracts. Extensive presentations, overloaded with details, should therefore be avoided.

Multiple submissions of the same topic on different abstracts will be rejected. The abstract must be written in English.

Rules for abstract submission 

  • Abstracts should be previously unpublished works at the time of presentation
  • Abstract submission is via the electronic system only. Abstracts submitted by email, fax or post cannot be handled. For abstract submission, the submitting author creates a user name and password. With this log-in, the user can create, edit and submit one abstracts. Abstract creation, re-editing, submission and deletion is open until the submission deadline.
  • Abstract length is limited to 800 words, including the title, authors (maximum of 1 First Author), institutions, and the abstract body.
  • An individual may be First Author (i.e., Presenting Author) of only one abstract. The Presenting Author's name must be the first author, and each individual is allowed to present only one abstract. There is no limit to the number of times an individual may appear as co-author on abstracts. First Authors are expected to attend the Congress and present the paper or poster or video.
  • All abstracts are anonymously reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The reviewing process is strictly confidential and all reviewers have agreed to the following: "I understand the confidential nature of the abstracts, and I will not discuss their contents with any individual, nor will I make copies of abstracts for my own or others' use. In addition, I will not review any abstracts where conflict of interest may be perceived, i.e., work on which I have authored or co-authored or work completed in laboratories where I work."
  • In order to publish the abstract on the final programme or in the website, the First Author is asked to fill in the 'Commercial Relationships Policy Declaration’ as requested on line.
  • Authors who are unable to attend and present as scheduled must notify the Organizing Secretariat OIC in writing and withdraw their abstract at abstract@icgs2018.org. There is no charge for withdrawal of an abstract. 
  • The Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject abstracts.

Abstract categories

All Authors must select an abstract category. Abstracts related to the following themes are welcome as Oral Paper, Video Presentations or Poster Presentations. Please indicate your preference when submitting your abstract.

All accepted abstracts are assigned either an oral paper or poster presentation or video presentation at the discretion of the ICGS Scientific Committee. Taking into consideration your presentation preference, the Scientific Committee reviews all abstracts and determines whether an abstract is suitable for an oral paper or a video or a poster session. It is the policy of ICGS that abstracts must be submitted with the intention that, if selected, they will be presented in either form. Do not submit an abstract if you do not intend to present it at the Congress yourself. Once programmed, abstract presentation times and locations cannot be changed.

  • New Glaucoma Drainage Devices
  • Angle Closure Glaucoma
  • Congenital / Pediatric Glaucoma
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Wound Healing Modulation
  • Non-Penetrating Surgery
  • Tube Shunts
  • Lasers
  • Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Medications
  • Ocular Imaging
  • Glaucoma Surgical Complications
  • New Technology
  • Epidemiology
  • International Outreach
  • The Role of Surgery in Glaucoma Research

Travel grant for young researchers

The ICGS 2018 provides a US$ 1,000 grant for researchers younger than 35 years old. Young Researchers are required to submit their abstracts that will need to be accepted. Once accepted, they will submit the travel grant application that shall be evaluated by a panel of experts.

Date of birth 6th September 1983 or after is the eligibility criteria for applying for travel grant.

In order to apply for travel grant, please send an email with a copy of your Passport/ID Card (with the date of birth) to abstract@icgs2018.org within February 10, 2018.