David Eichenbaum

David A. Eichenbaum, MD

Partner and Director of Research

Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida


Dr. Eichenbaum is a board-certified ophthalmologist fellowship-trained in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina. He has been practicing in Tampa Bay since 2007 and was born in St. Petersburg. He completed the Medical Honors Program earning both his undergraduate and medical degree at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of South Florida where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Eichenbaum completed his two-year Surgical Retina fellowship at Tufts New England Eye Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston.

Dr. Eichenbaum serves as Director of Research for Retina Vitreous Associates and has been Principal Investigator in over 70 early- to late-stage clinical trials studying common retinal diseases such as dry and wet macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and retinal vascular disease. Dr. Eichenbaum has published over 50 articles in professional journals and authored multiple textbook chapters and continues to passionately contribute to the current retinal literature. Dr. Eichenbaum presents data internationally and is a regular abstract presenter at the American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association of Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, and at the prestigious invitational Retina Society meeting. He serves on numerous Clinical and Scientific Advisory Boards and National Steering Committees for clinical research. Under Dr. Eichenbaum’s direction, Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida has been recognized nationally as a cutting-edge research site for the advancement of the retinal specialty.

Dr. Eichenbaum is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, sits on the Board of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, serves as Chair of the Retina Sub-Specialty section for the Florida Society Masters Meeting, and has served as Past President of the Tampa Bay Ophthalmic Society. Dr. Eichenbaum earned Fellow of the American Society of Retina Specialists designation in 2021, received the American Society of Retina Specialists Honor Award in 2020 and received the Michael R. Redmond, MD Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Award from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology in 2015.

Dr. Eichenbaum serves as a Collaborative Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and has held an academic affiliation with USF since 2007. Dr. Eichenbaum co-chairs a monthly retina conference for the residency with Dr. Cohen.

Dr. Eichenbaum has clinics primarily in our Clearwater and St. Petersburg offices and directs the clinical trial site at the St. Petersburg location. He performs surgery at Northside Hospital and All Children’s Hospitals as well as Bardmoor Surgery Center.



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