• Retina Vitreous
    Associates of Florida
  • Quality Care
    Our retina experts evaluate and manage
    the most complex retinal disorders.
  • Compassionate Care
    Every person is unique!
    We work with you to
    determine the optimal treatment.
  • Extraordinary Results
    Our skilled and experienced
    vitreo-retinal surgeons deliver state-of-the-art
    comprehensive care that you can trust.

Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida

Our Board Certified, Fellowship Trained physicians and their expert staff have been providing exceptional retina care to the Tampa Bay Community for 52 years.

Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Patient Education

Modern Intravitreal Therapy

  • AvastinInexpensive anti-VEGF and nearly clinically equivalent to other therapies.
  • LucentisAnti-VEGF developed for the eye with little systemic exposure.
  • EyleaAnti-VEGF approved for many retinal disease.
  • VabysmoApproved in 2022 for use in wet AMD and diabetic macular edema, the newest anti-VEGF. May allow extended treatment interval.
  • OzurdexDexamethasone slow release implant FDA approved for many retinal diseases.
  • SyfovreThe first treatment for dry AMD with geographic atrophy

Our Doctors

Dr. Pautler graduated with high honors from the University of Florida where he was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma honor society. He obtained his retina training at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. He continues to participate in clinical research and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of South Florida. He has been elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in Americafor 1998 to 2013.

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Dr. Cohen graduated with honors from Harvard College in Mathematics and completed his medical training at Harvard Medical School.  He completed two years of Retina fellowship training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami.  He is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Dr. Billiris Findlay has been practicing retina since 1997.She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Florida in Chemistry.She completed her medical training and Ophthalmology Residency at USF and her Retina Fellowship with Retina-Vitreous Associates of Florida. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology.

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Dr. Eichenbaum is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina.  He earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida in Tampa and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of South Florida. Dr. Eichenbaum completed his two year vitreo-retinal fellowship at Tufts University in Boston.  He has published in several professional journals and textbook chapters.

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Dr. White, a Tampa native, graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, where he also did his internship. He completed ophthalmology residency at the University of South Florida, where he served as Chief Resident. He then completed a two-year surgical retina fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

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Dr. Crane has a degree from Duke University in art history and chemistry. She received her medical degree from The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed ophthalmology residency and retina fellowship training at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where she had the honor of serving as chief resident.

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Dr. Vakharia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in General Science and graduated with highest distinction. She received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Jefferson Medical College) of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where she received an Honorable Mention for the Carroll R. Mullen Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology, became a member of both the George McClellan Surgical Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and graduated Summa Cum Laude, in the top 1% of her class. Dr. Vakharia’s post-doctoral training consisted of an internship in Internal Medicine at Lankenau Medical Center in Pennsylvania, and a residency in Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. After her residency, Dr. Vakharia completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Tufts New England Eye Center/Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston.

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