6. Are you an artistic ophthalmologist? The Ophthalmic Photographer’s Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to highly specialized photography pertaining to ophthalmology. They also incorporated a 3-D component to their booth. For more information, visit their site at www.opsweb.org. Speaking of photos, are you following OT’s Instagram page? Learn more at www.instagram.com/ophthalmologytimes.
7. Orbital Gala If you didn’t make it to AAO’s Orbital Gala at Chicago’s Field Museum this year, it also means you probably didn’t have the chance to meet Sue, the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. Attendees viewed the museum exhibits, participated in a silent auction, and showed off their dancing skills. 8. OWL awards At the standing-room only OWL event, Elizabeth Yeu, MD, offered a keynote address focused on leadership development and shared her personal struggles in becoming a successful leader within her communities. At the event, Heather Ready, OWL president, announced that the organization is also restructuring their focus to advance all diversity in leadership, whereas the W stood for “women” in the past, it now will signify “world” in an effort to advance diversity in ophthalmic leaders globally. The organization also awarded the following awards: Rising Star Award: Marjan Farid, MD Catalyst Award: William Trattler, MD Visionary Award: Marsha Link, PhD
Don't miss your chance to chat with the inspiring @Argus_BionicEye users at the Second Sight booth 135! #AAO2016 #clientlove #ArgusII pic.twitter.com/WACQFp92wr — Pascale (@PascaleCom) October 16, 20169. Giving sight back to the blind After the recently released 5-year safety and efficacy results from the retinal prosthesis system (Argus, Second Sight), actual users of the device spoke with attendees about the effect the device has had on their lives. To read more in depth about the 5-year study, click here. 10. Personalized eyelove graphics Shire's eyelove booth offered attendees an opportunity to scan their eyes for personalized artistic graphics. To read more about Shire’s latest dry eye drug (Xiidra) efficacy results, click here.