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Med Center Health Eye Care

  • Riverside Professional Center
    825 Second Avenue East, Suite A5
    Bowling Green, KY 42101
  • Phone: (270) 796-3533
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Location Overview

Med Center Health Eye Care offers advanced eye care for patients who have moderate to severe eye conditions. Ophthalmologist Christopher Areephanthu, MD, specializes in treating cataracts, glaucoma and retinal disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

Med Center Health Eye Care offers a wide range of services, ranging from eye exams to treating complex eye diseases and conditions with the most advanced technology available in our area.

Services offered include:

  • Diagnosis and monitoring of moderate-to-severe eye conditions
  • Cataract surgery
  • Minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery to repair damage from aging or trauma or other pathology
  • Treatment of chronic or severe tear duct infections or blockages
  • Ocular neoplasm or lesion (tumor, cyst, or foreign object) removal
  • Monitoring or consulting on cases relating to other conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy or immune conditions
  • Intravitreal injections for ocular diseases such as diabetic macular edema
  • Botox injections around the eyes and face to alter facial structure function and appearance
  • Dilated exams to evaluate for the presence of torn or detached retinas

Russell Heltsley, OD, Joins Med Center Health Eye Care

As an optometrist with over 20 years’ experience, Dr. Heltsley joins ophthalmologist Christopher Areephanthu, M.D. in providing expert vision care to residents of Southcentral Kentucky.

Dr. Heltsley’s focus is on his patients. He practices the full scope of optometry, including examinations, glasses, contact lenses and the treatment and management of eye disease. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family, especially outdoors. He is a sports fan and hunter.

Make an appointment with Dr. Heltsley by calling 270-796-3533.

  • Riverside Professional Center
    825 Second Avenue East, Suite A5
    Bowling Green, KY 42101
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