Rita Armitage, M.D.

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest:
comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract surgery, posterior capsule opacification
(205) 481-7870

Dr. Armitage practices comprehensive ophthalmology specializing in laser surgery for posterior capsule opacification, which is the most common complication of cataract surgery occurring in more than 50 percent of patients. In addition to post-operative cataract exams, she also performs complete eye exams and follow-up visits for anterior segment surgery complications. 

Dr. Armitage has been practicing in Bessemer, Ala., for more than 20 years and was a clinician at Medical West prior to joining the faculty in 2013. She has helped the department establish its satellite clinic at Medical West. 

A Kentucky native, Dr. Armitage graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. Following graduation, she relocated to Birmingham for an internship at the Carraway Medical Center, and then completed her residency and fellowship training with the UAB Department of Ophthalmology. She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Education & Training

Medical School: University of Kentucky
Residency in Ophthalmology: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Contact Information

Location: Medical West
Appointment Phone: 205-481-7870