The Vit-Buckle Society provides an open forum that mentors developing vitreoretinal surgeons, nurtures innovative surgical technologies and therapeutic approaches for retinal diseases, and fosters best practices.
Audina M. Berrocal, MD
R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MSc, FACS
Royce W.S. Chen, MD
Jorge Fortun, MD
Geeta A. Lalwani, MD
R. Ross Lakhanpal, MD
Charles W. Mango, MD
Anton Orlin, MD
Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD
Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD
Thomas Albini, MD
John W. Kitchens, MD
Derek Kunimoto, MD, JD
Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD
Our prestigious members are often honored with awards and accolades. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments!
The Presidents' Young Investigator Award was established to honor past leaders of ASRS. It serves as a means to nurture the development of the next generation of retina leaders and encourage researchers to undertake investigative work in critical areas of retinal diseases that may one day lead to meaningful improvements in patients’ lives.
The award is given in recognition of an outstanding paper published during the past year and other accomplishments of the investigator that signal potential for impactful contributions to the field in the future. Learn More
The Honor Points Program recognizes ASRS members for their time and contributions to the scientific programs of the Annual Meeting. Members who have earned 20 or more points are eligible to receive a Senior Honor Award to recognize those ASRS members who have demonstrated significant continued participation in the Annual Meetings. Learn more
The Crystal Apple is a special recognition presented to an ASRS member who has gone to great lengths to advance the education and professional development of young vitreoretinal specialists. Learn more
VBS supports the Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring (MOM) program. This endeavor seeks to attract qualified, under-represented minority medical and undergraduate students into ophthalmology. To find out more, please visit MOM at www.aao.org/minority-mentoring