2022 Award Recipients

  • R. Townley Paton Award Recipient: Anthony Aldave, MD
  • Claes Dohlman Award Recipient: Mark Terry, MD
  • Troutman Cornea Prize Recipient: Jodi Hwang, MD
    • For the article, Conjunctival Vessels in Diabetes Using Functional Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy,” published in the August 2021 issue of Cornea


The following awards are given out during the Symposium recognizing the leaders in the field of cornea and eye banking.

Cornea Society | EBAA Best Paper of Session Award

The Cornea Society and the EBAA are pleased to announce a fifteen hundred-dollar ($1,500) award for the best paper during the Cornea and Eye Banking Forum. This award is limited to current Fellows, Residents and/or Medical students and will be awarded during the Cornea and Eye Banking Forum. 


R. Townley Paton Award (Eye Bank Association of America Award)

The R. Townley Paton Award is the EBAA's highest honor for corneal surgeons, and is presented annually to an ophthalmologist in recognition of his/her outstanding contribution to the EBAA's development and for exemplifying the precepts of R. Townley Paton, M.D., the father of modern eye banking and the founder of the first eye bank established in the United States.



Troutman Cornea Prize (Cornea Society Award)

Dr. Richard Troutman, one of the founders of the Castroviejo Cornea Society and its second president, has graciously established the Troutman Cornea Prize. The award is bestowed annually by the Society for the paper published in Cornea during the previous year judged to be most outstanding and innovative, and authored by an investigator 40 years of age or younger. The recipient will receive an award of $5,000 and the opportunity to present their work at the Cornea and Eye Banking Forum just prior to the AAO meeting. 


Claes Dohlman Award (Cornea Society Award)

The Dohlman Award is given to recognize a lifetime of teaching excellence in the field of cornea and external disease and for contributions to the profession.  Claes Dohlman, MD, PhD, the inaugural recipient of the Award and for whom it is named, created the first formal corneal fellowship program in the United States at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Retina Foundation (now Schepens Eye Research Institute) in Boston.  Dr. Dohlman has trained hundreds of fellows, many of whom went on to become full professors. 


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