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VisionAmerica of Tuscaloosa, AL

VisionAmerica Tuscaloosa
Eye Doctors in Tuscaloosa AL

971 Fairfax Park
Suite D
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
Phone: (205) 561-6200
Fax: (205) 561-6217

Our Tuscaloosa Eye Doctors

Trenton Cleghern, O.D.
Michael Eddins, M.D.
Jeffrey Fuller, M.D.
Donald P. McCurdy, M.D.


Dr Trenton Cleghern

Trenton Cleghern, O.D.
Consultative Optometrist

Dr. Trenton Cleghern specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex eye diseases, with special interests in anterior segment, uveitis, and neuro-ophthalmic conditions. He also is experienced in the pre- and post-operative management of a wide variety of surgical procedures.

Dr. Cleghern completed his undergraduate education at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN, where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. While at UAB, Dr. Cleghern served as an academic tutor and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. After optometry school, Dr. Cleghern completed a residency in ocular disease at VisionAmerica of Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Cleghern is a member of the American Optometric Association, Alabama Optometric Association, and Birmingham Area Optometric Association. He presented a paper at the Academy of Optometry in 2015 and also gives continuing education lectures on various topics. He has been involved in several mission trips to Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica. He is married to Sarah Cleghern. In his spare time, Dr. Cleghern enjoys golf, basketball, tennis, and the outdoors.

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Dr Michael Eddins

Michael Eddins, M.D.

2010-2014 M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine; Birmingham, Alabama
2006-2010 B.S., Chemistry, summa cum laude, The University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2015-2018 Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI
2016-2017 Member of the Housestaff Health and Welfare Committee
2014-2015 Transitional Year, Baptist Health Systems; Birmingham, AL

2017 Patient Safety/Quality Improvement – Decisional Capacity
2017 Patient Safety/Quality Improvement – Comparison of Applanation Tonometer Tips
2017 Grand Rounds – Medication-Induced Choroidal Effusions
2016 Patient Safety/Quality Improvement – Avoiding Preventable Errors in Outpatient
Intravitreal Injections
2016 Oculoplastics Subspecialty Conference – Malpositioned Orbital Floor Plates
2015-2017 Provided yearly teaching session and hands-on training on the eye exam to MCW
medical students
2015 Grand Rounds – Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
2015 Patient Safety/Quality Improvement – Inpatient Management of Frequent Eye Drops
2014 Poster Presentation – Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, Baptist Health Systems

2015-2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology
2015-2017 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
2010-2017 American Medical Association

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Dr Jeffrey Fuller

Jeffrey Fuller, M.D.
Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Board Certified

Dr. Jeffrey Fuller is a fellowship-trained and board-certified ophthalmologist sub-specializing in medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the retina and vitreous. He thoroughly enjoys interacting with patients and treating their visual disease, coordinating his care with their referring eye care professional. Dr. Fuller is also the recipient of numerous awards and scientific grants, and his research has lead to numerous publications in ophthalmological and basic science journals.  He has lectured at national and international professional society meetings including, The Macula Society, the American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS),  the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), The Iowa Eye Meeting, and the Joint Commission on Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).  Dr. Fuller has worked under mentors Peter Detloff, PhD., James Folk, M.D., Dennis Marcus, M.D. and Ed Stone, M.D., PhD.

Dr. Fuller is a member of the American Society of Retinal Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association of Alabama, the Iowa Eye Association, and other professional organizations.

Dr. Fuller earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He spent two years in Brazil completing missionary services. He then obtained his medical education at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Fuller’s internship was completed at Baptist Medical Center-Montclair in Birmingham, Alabama. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia, Department of Ophthalmology in Augusta. He then completed two-years of fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Disease at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Department of Ophthalmology in Iowa City, Iowa, which is consistently ranked among the top 5 ophthalmology training programs in the nation.

Dr. Fuller’s ties to Alabama are strong, having married an Alabama-native and UA graduate, Laura Morris while a medical student at UAB.   They now have six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. His hobbies include cycling, triathlons, following college football and basketball, snow skiing and reading.  He completed an Ironman Triathlon in 2011.  He and his family are very involved with their church group and are currently fulfilling an assignment to train other church leaders at an inner-city congregation located in Ensley.  Dr. Fuller is fluent in Portuguese and conversant in Spanish.

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Dr Donald McCurdy

Donald P. McCurdy, M.D.
Anterior Segment Surgeon
Cataract Specialist
Board Certified

Specializing in medical and surgical diseases of the anterior segment of the eye, Dr. McCurdy focuses on cataract, corneal transplants, and procedures for glaucoma.

He is respected by his peers for his unique one handed bevel-down cataract surgery techniques and has performed over 20,000 cataract surgeries in his medical career.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the American College of Eye Surgeons.

Dr. McCurdy graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina in 1973. While at UNC, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. Upon graduation, he attended the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and graduated in 1977. He completed his residency in ophthalmology in 1981 at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Following his residency, he practiced at Carolina Eye Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. McCurdy has been treating cataract surgery patients in Tuscaloosa and throughout Alabama since 1993.

In his spare time, Dr. McCurdy loves to play golf.

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