Edgar L. Ready IV, M.D.


Born: Topeka, KS

College: Clemson University, B.S. Biological Sciences 1993

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina


  • Ophthalmology University of Alabama  in Birmingham/ Eye Foundation Hospital combined program in Ophthalmology

Fellowship: Retina and Vitreous Associates of Alabama

  • Board Certified in Ophthalmology 2006


  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Madison County Medical Society

Clinical Interests:

  • Macular diseases and surgery
  • Complex retinal detachments
  • Diabetic retinopathy and vascular diseases
  • Uveitis
  • Trauma
  • Retinopathy of prematurity    


  • Bilateral papillomacular retinal folds.

                Wells JR, Ready E.

                J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2009 Jul-Aug;46(4):254

  • Branch retinal artery occlusion: visual prognosis. 

                Mason JO 3rd, Shah AA, Vail RS, Nixon PA, Ready EL, Kimble JA.

                Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Sep;146(3):455-7. Epub 2008 Jul 2.

  • Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy and Thalamic Infarction

    Yunker, Jacob J. MD; Ready, Edgar L. IV MD; Tucker, Charles L. MD; Morris, Robert E. MD;

    Witherspoon, C Douglas MD

                Retinal Cases and Brief Reports: summer 2008 Volume2- Issue 3- pp 209-212

  • Highlights of Ophthalmology: Modern Management of Ocular Trauma; Chapter 2 General Evaluation of the Traumatic Eye  2006

    Edgar L. Ready IV, MD., Charles L. Tucker, MD., C. Douglas Witherspoon, MD., Robert E. Morris, MD

  • Acute aminoglycoside retinal toxicity in vivo and in vitro.

                Hancock HA, Guidry C, Read RW, Ready EL, Kraft TW.

                Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Dec;46(12):4804-8.

  • Surgical prevention of posterior capsule opacification. Part 1: Progress in eliminating this complication of cataract surgery.

    Apple DJ, Peng Q, Visessook N, Werner L, Pandey SK, Escobar-Gomez M, Ram J, Whiteside SB,

    Schoderbeck R, Ready EL, Guindi A.

                J Cataract Refract Surg. 2000 Feb;26(2):180-7.

  • Update on fixation of rigid and foldable posterior chamber intraocular lenses. Part II: Choosing the correct haptic fixation and intraocular lens design to help eradicate posterior capsule opacification.

                Ram J, Apple DJ, Peng Q, Visessook N, Auffarth GU, Schoderbek RJ Jr, Ready EL.

                Ophthalmology. 1999 May;106(5):883-90

  • Major Contributor to text for:
  • Apple DJ, Auffarth GU et al. Foldable Lenses: Evolution, Clinicopathologic Correlation, Complications. 350pp, Hard Cover, 2000 ISBN 1-55642-435-3
  • Apple DJ, Ram J, et al. A global perspective entering the new millennium. Celebrating: The 50th Year of Harold Ridley’s invention of the inraocular lens. Survey of Ophthalmology 2000; supplement 3.

Dr. Ready lives in Huntsville with his wife, son and two dogs.