Each year ASOT names the most outstanding individual in the field of ophthalmic traumatology to receive the Kuhn Medal and to deliver the Kuhn Award at ASOT’s Annual Meeting. This is the Society’s highest award and is given to those that promote knowledge, research and understanding in ophthalmic traumatology. The award is named for Ferenc Kuhn, MD, PhD, the father of the field of modern ophthalmic traumatology and the inspiration for the founding of ASOT.
La Piana-Mazzoli Award
Every odd year starting in 2021 the Board of the Society of Military Ophthalmology and the Executive Committee of ASOT will name the most outstanding individual, military or civilian, in the field of military ophthalmic traumatology to receive the La Piana-Mazzoli Award and to deliver the La Piana-Mazzoli Award at ASOT’s Annual Meeting. This award is given to those that promote knowledge, research and understanding in military ophthalmic traumatology. The award is named for Francis G. La Piana, MD, FACS, COL (Ret), MC, USArmy and Robert A. Mazzoli, MD, FACS, COL (Ret), MC USArmy. Drs. La Piana and Mazzoli together have improved the care of US Service members from Vietnam through Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom through their dedicated medical care and research.