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Conditions Treated

  • Macular Degeneration

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Retinal Vein Occlusion

  • Macular Pucker / Wrinkle 

  • Epiretinal Membrane

  • Macular Hole

  • Retinal Tear

  • Retinal Detachment

  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment

  • Vitreomacular Traction

  • Floaters

  • Call about other eye conditions

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Phone: (205) 637-7123

Fax: (205) 831-2729


Monday to Friday

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

About Richard Watson MD

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Dr. Watson is a retina specialist and a board certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Watson works to treat every patient the way he himself would want to be treated. He is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans for college, medical school, and residency. This was followed by two years of specialized training in retina surgery at West Virginia University. He then accepted an offer to be a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School while running a retina clinic at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He worked there for four years before deciding to move to Alabama. During that time Dr. Watson also volunteered at a Veterans Hospital where he provided free care the the great veterans of our country. In the year 2020 Dr. Watson started his own medical practice in Vestavia. He moved to the area with his wife and small children to be closer to his extended family.


About The Practice


The practice is fully owned and operated by Dr. Watson. Dr. Watson works to make sure that nothing comes between you and the high quality care that you deserve. Every patient is treated like family. All diseases are treated with advanced therapies. For patients that need laser surgery, the practice has a laser system that is highly effective and comfortable. If a patient needs surgery in the operating room, Dr. Watson personally performs all steps of the surgery.

The office is located on the ground floor, with free parking just outside. There is no parking garage or elevator needed. Convenience and comfort for the patient is a high priority.

Dr. Watson will personally ensure that your eye condition is treated as well as possible.


Outside of the office Dr. Watson enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and going on adventures in the great outdoors.