LOGAN — Hocking Valley Community Hospital has begun an ophthalmology clinic in collaboration with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

The clinic recently opened with OSU Wexner Medical Center physicians Mona Adeli, M.D. and Tyler Oostra, M.D. The clinic will initially provide cataract surgery services with the possibility of additional services in the future.

“We welcome the addition of outpatient ophthalmology services to HVCH. This is a tremendous asset for our patients and community to receive care close to home,” Tara Jacobs, HVCH Director of Surgical Services, said.

Dr. Adeli obtained her undergraduate degree from The University of Akron and completed medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Her ophthalmology residency was at The Ohio State University. She is a board eligible ophthalmologist and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). She won an award for ophthalmology research at the Ohio State University 37th Annual Ophthalmology Research Symposium and has presented her research at several national meetings.

Dr. Adeli has training in cataract surgery and the medical management of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration, among other eye conditions. She has a special interest in caring for underserved populations, and is actively involved in the Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology Free Clinic.

Dr. Oostra obtained his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University and completed medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His ophthalmology residency was at The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute, where he also completed his cornea and external disease fellowship.

Dr. Oostra is an ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained corneal specialist. He is board eligible and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has received multiple honors and awards including the Havener Eye Institute Fellow’s Teaching Award for outstanding contributions to resident education during his fellowship. He also has an interest in helping underserved communities both locally and internationally and has been on medical mission trips to Guatemala and Ghana.

Dr. Oostra also has authored several publications and presented at numerous local and national meetings. He has received extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of cataracts, dry eye, pterygium, corneal infections, keratoconus, Fuchs’ dystrophy, as well as corneal dystrophies and many other ocular conditions. He performs cataract surgery, LASIK, corneal transplantation, and corneal cross-linking, among other procedures.

The ophthalmology clinic is located in the outpatient clinic area of Hocking Valley Community Hospital, 601 state Route 664 North. A referral from an optometrist is required for an appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the clinic at 740-380- 8129.

Hocking Valley is a community non-profit hospital with an emergency department, urgent care and a wide variety of clinical, specialty and outpatient services. For more information, contact the Community Relations office at 740-380-8336.

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