1956-1959 Full scholarship at Bard College
1958 John Bard Scholar
1959 Arthur Martin Scholar
1959-1963 NIH Pre-doctoral Fellowship
1963-1966 NIH Post-doctoral Fellowship
1974 Semmelweis Scientific Society Award
1985 Alcon Research Institute Award
1988 The Endre Balazs Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Experimental Eye Research
2000 The Proctor Medal, Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology
2001 The Samuel Bard Award for Medicine
2002 Pharmacia receives Drug of the Year Award for Xalatan
2004 Columbia University Award for Distinguished Achievement
2004 Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Commander with Star
2013 Helen Keller Prize