Paton Society / Corneal Surgeons

The Paton Society was formed in 1985 to honor Dr. R. Townley Paton, the founder and driving force behind the first eye bank established in the United States in 1944, and to provide a link between the Eye Bank Association of America and corneal surgeons. Each year, the Paton Society bestows the prestigious R. Townley Paton Award upon an ophthalmologist to recognize his or her commitment to EBAA and Eye Banking.

Benefits of Membership

  • Discounted Registration to the Cornea and Eye Banking Forum
  • Discounted Registration to the EBAA Annual Meeting
  • Subscription to CORNEA journal (depending on membership type selected)
  • Access to the EBAA Website’s Members Section
  • Updates on legislative and regulatory issues
  • Complimentary EBAA Medical Standards and Advisories
  • Annual Statistical Report on eye banking and corneal transplantation
  • Eligibility to Serve on EBAA Committees