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Joseph Eichenbaum

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  • Ophthalmology

Clinical Focus


  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine

  • M.P.H., Columbia University

  • Clinical Elective Course, National Institutes of Health

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Washington Hospital Center

  • Residency, Ophthalmology
    Bellevue Hospital Center

  • Fellowship, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    Over the last 20 years Dr. Eichenbaum has had extensive experience in treating complex problems involving:

    • Uveitis, systemic illness and glaucoma;
    • Orbital and central nervous system tumors in relationship to the eye, the sinus and the face;
    • Difficult to fit contact lens issues, high astigmatism;
    • Chronic recurrent dry eye, corneal, inflammatory, infection, and refraction problems;
    • Ocular toxicology problems particularly related to the retina and cornea;
    • Geriatric eye problems involving cataract, retina, macula, and low vision.


  • A Zebrafish Model of Retinal Degeneration Examining: genetics, aging, environment, oxidative stress, protein misfolding, inflammation, and hypoxia.
  • Epidemiology of Vision Loss in Geriatric Populations
  • Toxicology of Lead and heavy metals in the retina and brain
  • Stroke mechanisms in the eye and brain


Eichenbaum JW. Geriatric vision loss due to cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York 2012; 79(2): 276-294.

Eichenbaum JW, Cinaroglu A, Eichenbaum KD, Sadler KC. A zebrafish retinal graded photochemical stress model. Journal of pharmacological and toxicological methods 2009; 59(3): 121-127.

Eichenbaum KD, Mezei M, Eichenbaum JW. Comparing Dynamic Contour Tonometry to Goldman & Hand Held Tonometry in normal Ocular Hypertension & Glaucoma Patients. Annals of Ophthalmology 2007; 39(1): 41-49.

Pevsner PH, Eichenbaum JW, Miller DC, Pivawer G, Eichenbaum KD, Stern A, Zakian KL, Kouther JA. A Photothrombotic Model of Small Early Ischemic Infarcts in the Rat Brain With Histologic and MRI Correlation. Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods 2001; 45: 227-233.

Eichenbaum JW, Swerdlow F. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia after reducing prednisone dosage in temporal arteritis. Annals of Ophthalmology and Glaucoma 1999 Jan/Feb; 31(1): 36-38.

[Cataracts] Trudo EW, Stark WJ, [Glaucoma] Podolsky M, [Macular Degeneration] Starr CE, Guyer DR, Yanuzzi LA, [Low Vision] Faye E, [Symposium Coordinator] Eichenbaum JW. A four article symposium on Failing Vision. Postgraduate Medicine 1998 May; 103(5): 113-178.

Weber CM, Eichenbaum JW. Editor Symposium: Acute Red Eye, Differentiating Viral Conjunctivitis from other Less Common Causes. Postgraduate Medicine 1997 May; 101(5): 185-196.

Eichenbaum JW, Burton W, Eichenbaum G, Mulvihill M. The prevalence of eye disease in two NYC nursing homes. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 1999; 28: 191-204.

Eichenbaum JW, editor. Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity. 1990, Mosby Year Book, Inc.;.

Eichenbaum JW, Friedman AH, Mamelok AE. A Clinical and Histopathological Review of Intermediate Uveitis (. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 1998 March; 64(2).

Eichenbaum JW. Trends in Cataract Surgery. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 1992 July; 68(3): 367-389.

Eichenbaum JW, Feldstein M, Podos SM. Corneal Ulcers in Extended Wear Aphakic Soft Contact Lenses. British Journal of Ophthalmology 1982; 66: 663-666.

Industry Relationships

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Dr.Eichenbaum is not currently required to report Industry relationships.

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