• Silent Auction 

    The auction will be open to Orbital Gala guests and U.S. Academy members in early November. Get great deals on a wide variety of items for work and play, including:

    Optos® California Retinal Imaging Device

    Optos introduces its latest ultra-widefield (UWF™) imaging device, California, which is specifically designed for vitreo-retinal specialists and ophthalmologists. The device includes a new UWF Optomap® imaging modality that enables comparison between composite color images and red-free, autofluorescence and fluorescein angiography.

    Additional benefits include: 200 degrees (or up to 82%) of the retina captured in a single image; non-mydriatic high-resolution imaging through many cataracts and/or 2mm pupils; simple integration and easy access to your data from any connected PC or tablet; and interweaved angiography for parallel capture of images without manually switching between imaging modalities.

    Includes one-year warranty, shipping and installation.

    PLEASE NOTE: System can only be delivered and installed in the U.S. Cannot be shipped outside the U.S.

    Value: $110,000 (minimum bid: $45,000)

    Donated by Optos 

    Nextech IntelleChartPRO EMR Subscription

    A two-year subscription for one general ophthalmologists to IntelleChartPRO, the revolutionary EMR setting the standard for efficiency and accuracy in ophthalmology charting.

    The package includes:
    • EMR subscription
    • eRx subscription shrough Dr. First
    • Third-party PM interface
    • 1 ADT/SIU/charge interface with a single non-Nextech PM system
    • Electronic prescribing identify proofing for one provider
    • Up to 5 networked device integrations
    • Unlimited access to IntelleChart University for online tutorials
    • 1-day onsite Go Live Support

    Value: $26,670 

    Donated by Nextech 

    HEINE SIGMA® 250 Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope

    Accurate diagnosis made easy!

    This spectacle-mounted indirect ophthalmoscope suits any pupil size. Two separate controls for selecting the ideal setting of parallax and convergence guarantee completely illuminated stereo views in pupils up to 2mm, as well as viewing in the periphery. The illumination beam can be adjusted by +/- 3 degrees to eliminate reflexes.

    Value: $2,951 

    Donated by HEINE USA Ltd

    DigiSight Paxos Scope Imaging Adapter and Software License Package

    Paxos is an end-to-end telehealth solution for ophthlamic consultations. With Paxos, healthcare teams can collaborate in real time, from the initial encounter to documentation. Providers use an intuitive mobile app to collect patient information (including images) at the point-of-care, and share this information with remote collaborators. Paxos enables secure communication to make informed decisions for triage and quality patient care.

    This package includes two Paxos licenses for collaboration and two Paxos Scope adapters for anterior segment and retina image capture. 

    Value: $1,896 

    Donated by DigiSight Technologies 

    Mitosol® Kits for Ophthalmic Use (9 Kits)

    Mitosol 0.2 mg/vial (mitomycin for solution) is the only FDA approved ophthalmic formulation of Mitomycin-C.

    Mitosol allows room temperature storage without light shielding, with a shelf life of up to 24 months. Separate pass-through reimbursement, assured sterility, potency and dosing along with closed fluid transfer reinvents mitomycin for ophthalmology.

    Mitosol is a system for delivering antifibrotic agents in glaucoma, refractive, and corneal surgery.The glaucoma indication is in active commercialization; the pterygium and refractive indications are awaiting approval by the FDA.

    Valued at $3,231 

    Donated by Mobius Therapeutics, LLC

    Gulden Ophthalmics Prism and Occluder Basket

    This basket of bestsellers includes:1 EZ View Prism Bar, 1 Magnetic Prism Set, 1 Maddox Occluder, 1 Black Occluder, 1 Combination Occluder, 1 White Occluder, 1 Spielmann Occluder, 1 Multi-Pinhole Occluder, 1 Cataract Eye Model, 5 Wormington Pocket Acuity Cards, 5 Ophthalmic Drug Reference Cards, and their brand-new Color Filter Bar Set (used to quickly determine a TBI patient's tint preference).

    Value: $700 

    Donated by Gulden Ophthalmics 

    Adventure and Luxury in Costa Rica

    Enjoy a 7-day/6-night stay for two at the all-inclusive, 5-star Occidental Grand Papagayo! Costa Rica is home to lush jungles, active volcanoes, magnificient wildlife and gorgeous beaches. Costa Rica proudly shelters 5% of the existing biodiversity in the world, and 25% of the country is made up of conservation and natural protected territory. 

    Or, you can choose to stay at another luxury resort of your choice: Barcelo Langosta, Barcelo Tambor, Cocoon, Tres Banderas or the Radisson.

    Does not include airfare.

    Donated by Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia

    AAO 2018 Stay at the Four Seasons Chicago 


    Treat yourself to a luxurious 5-night stay during AAO 2018! Conveniently located near Michigan Avenue, the hotel features breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline.

    The Four Seasons Chicago has been ranked by Trip Advisor as one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States. It has also received a Forbes Five Star rating, and has been awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award for 25 years in a row. 

    Donated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

    Ecuadorian Rainforest Escape

    Enjoy a one-night stay for two at the incredible Mashpi Lodge, tucked within the 3,200-acre Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve in Ecuador. This 22-room, glass-walled resort offers a strikingly modern base from which to view monkeys, ocelots, pumas and exotic birds. Explore the rainforest and its waterfalls, lush plants and hundreds of orchid species.

    Includes all meals, transfers in/out and guided daily excursions. Does not include airfare.

    Donated by Metropolitan Touring

    Paradise Found: A Week on Nevis

    Enjoy seven days of gorgeous views and island charm in a two-bedroom, two-bath private cottage in the exotic British West Indies.

    You'll have access to a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and beautiful gardens at the nearby Golden Rock Estate, set 1,000 feet above sea level by the edge of the rain forest.

    Donated by Patricia Bonsall

    Breckenridge Ski Getaway

    Grab your gear, head to Colorado and settle into this three-bedroom, three-bath log home – just a 5- to 10-minute drive from fantastic skiing on the Breckenridge slopes. Your stay includes use of a gourmet kitchen, deck, hot tub and six-bed bunk room.

    This 3,000-square foot house is very private and sits at a 10,500-foot elevation overlooking the Ten Mile mountain range. Great hiking trails are just 100 yards away. You can also hit the slopes at Keystone (20-minute drive), Copper Mountain (30-minute drive) and Vail (45-minute drive).

    Donated by Ron and Wendy Pelton

    Lake Michigan Sailboat Cruise

    Join fellow ophthalmologist Chris Albanis, MD, and her husband, Chicago Yacht Club Commodore Greg Miarecki, for a 3-hour trip aboard "Providence” (a 35-foot Ericson). While taking in the Chicago skyline, your party (up to 4 people) will enjoy refreshments, sailing instruction, and a turn at the helm. After the cruise, we’ll return to shore for more refreshments.

    “Providence” is a 4-time section winner of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, and overall winner of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 races.

    Donated by Chris Albanis, MD, and Greg Miarecki

    Marion Parke Gift Certificates 

    Two $500 gift certificates will be available for bidding.

    For the discerning woman who is seeking luxury footwear with wearability, Marion Parke delivers shoes that are simultaneously innovative and chic.

    Alongside Italian master cobblers, Marion Parke creates original constructions that acknowledge the structure and function of the foot and ankle.With an arch support, added material to support the rearfoot and ankle, as well as medical grade material for cushioning that molds to the foot over time, Marion transforms the insole of a traditional luxury dress shoe into an orthotic. 

    Donated by Marion Parke

    Anna Coroneo "Scorpions" Scarf

      • 100% silk
      • Approximately 17” x 17”
      • Made in Italy

    Artist and designer Anna Coroneo’s work is collected internationally, and she has been commissioned by both private collectors and corporate clients. Anna has hosted events during New York Fashion week since 2009, and her unique prints are featured in exclusive stores worldwide, including Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

    Donated by Minas Coroneo, MD, and Anna Coroneo

    The Last Drop Scotch Miniatures Collection

    A must-have for Scotch afficionados! This handsomely presented set of miniatures is from The Last Drop, who bring some incredibly rare whiskies to the whisky enthusiasts of the world. This set includes a pair of 50 ml bottles:The Last Drop 50-Year-Old Blended Scotch Whisky (50.9% ABV) and The Last Drop 50-Year-Old Double Matured Blended Scotch Whisky (51.8% ABV). The leather presentation case also includes a pewter quaich (a traditional Scottish friendship drinking cup).

    From a limited edition of 250 sets. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

    Donated by Tony McClellan

    Jessup Cellars Wines

    A variety of wines from Napa Valley's Jessup Cellars will be available in the following groupings:

    • 2014 Chardonnay (two bottles) with a palate of fresh cream, citrus and buttered popcorn 
    • 2012 "Table for Four" (five bottles), a supple red with lovely aromatics of bramble fruits and spiced cedar
    • 2011 "Juel" (five bottles), an intriguing, complex red with a long, pleasing finish 

    Donated by Jim Mazzo

    2005 Rudd Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

    Enjoy a half case (6 bottles) of this "big and bold" Cabernet Sauvignon. An authentic expression of a unique place -- Napa Valley. 2005 was a great year!

    Rated 94 points by Robert Parker

    Donated by Dr. Richard and Jaci Lindstrom