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.”