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About Our Practice

Retina of Opelika & Metro-Columbus is a medical practice devoted to providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical retinal care. We treat a host of eye health conditions including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy vein occlusion, uveitis, retinal detachment, retinal tears, macular holes, epiretinal membrane, vitreous floaters, flashes, and we provide surgical repair of complications from cataract surgery including dropped nucleus and macular edema.

Our medical director is Ram Peddada, a board-certified ophthalmologist who is also fellowship-trained in vitreoretinal surgery. Dr. Peddada and his team deliver customized, personalized care for each individual patient because one size definitely does not fit all, especially when it comes to your eye health. Dr. Peddada has received numerous awards and recognition for his work:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Service Award
  • Invited Speaker, Retinal Degeneration Symposium, International Congress for Eye Research, Sydney, Australia
  • Outstanding Resident Research Award, University of South Carolina, Department of Ophthalmology
  • George Frick Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology to Graduating Senior, University of Maryland
  • Best Overall Clinical Research Presentation, 24th Annual International ESRF Proceedings, University of Miami, Florida
  • National Institutes of Health Summer Research Fellowship, 1996

“I entered this field so I could apply my engineering knowledge to understand and treat mechanical changes in the human eye, including retinal tears and retinal detachment, macular holes, leakage of fluid in age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, and other problems.

I am fascinated by the mechanisms that occur in the normal and diseased states of the eye. I hope to give my patients the time to hear their concerns so I can deliver state-of-the-art care to every individual who seeks my help.”

~Ram Peddada, MD


What our patients are saying

Excellent, informed care and friendly staff. Glad I found them!

Sue Farmer

Retina Updates

Macular Hole Repair Prognosis

We reviewed our surgical outcome data to predict the degree of visual acuity improvement based on the pre-operative visual acuity.

Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration

We are developing a new technique based on angiogram studies to assess why some eyes seem to respond more readily to treatment than others. Work is ongoing to provide clinical value to these methods.


Our Locations

Contact our offices for a comprehensive evaluation and management of your retinal needs

2460 Interstate Drive
Suite A, Opelika AL 36801
(Tiger Eye Physician Center) Click here for directions

Call (334) 521-0041

1240 Brookstone Centre Pkwy
Columbus, GA 31904
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303 Regency Court
Dothan, AL 36305
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Call (334) 521-0041