Meet Dr. Talalight

Dr. Talalight is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist with an additional Fellowhip in VitreoRetinal Surgery


A native of Russia, Dr Talalight moved to the United States almost 20 years ago, having studied in England prior to that.  He graduated with Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, where he was named the Biology Student of the Year in 1997.  Following that, he engaged in laboratory research in immunology, biochemistry and infectious diseases at UAB.

Dr. Talalight earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Charles Selah award for excellence in surgery.   He then completed ophthalmology residency training at UAB and vitreoretinal fellowship at the Retina Specialists of Alabama and Helen Keller Foundation in Birmingham, AL.  A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, he has been actively involved in training ophthalmology residents at UAB.

Dr. Talalight joined Retina Specialists of West Alabama in 2010, bringing with him the desire to serve the patients of West Alabama and Mississippi.  Along with the senior physicians in the practice, Dr. Talalight specializes in treating retinal eye diseases, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachments.  His goal is to develop an individual treatment plan for all of his patients in managing their complex eye conditions.  Dr. Talalight performs eye surgery at the Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa and Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham.

Dr. Talalight and his wife Erin have 3 children.  They love parks and mountains and are involved at their local church.