R. Townley Paton, MD Award

R. Townley Paton, MD

The Eye Bank Association of America's (EBAA) highest honor for corneal physicians, the R. Townley Paton Award is presented annually to an ophthalmologist in recognition of his/her outstanding contribution to the EBAA's development. Since 1982, esteemed corneal physicians who exemplify the precepts of R. Townley Paton, MD, the father of modern eye banking and the founder of the first eye bank established in the United States, have received this notable award.

Each year, during the EBAA/Cornea Society Fall Educational Symposium, the Paton Award recipient is presented with the award, and presents a Paton Lecture, for which the topic is related to corneal transplantation, clinical research or other areas specific to the ophthalmic community.

2013 Paton Awardee – Naoshi Shinozaki
2013 Paton Lecture
Past Paton Awardees

2013 Paton Awardee, Naoshi Shinozaki, pictured with past Paton Awardees

2013 Paton Awardee, Naoshi Shinozaki, pictured with past Paton Awardees