Dr. Stephen Khachikian, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 43


Dr. Stephen Khachikian, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Rapid City, SD. He is affiliated with medical facilities Campbell County Memorial Hospital and Monument Health Lead-deadwood Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Stephen Khachikian, MD

Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

2800 3rd St Rapid City, SD 57701
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Khachikian's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cataract Removal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khachikian performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Khachikian performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khachikian treats Cataract more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Khachikian treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Senile Cataracts

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khachikian treats Senile Cataracts more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Khachikian treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Khachikian's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Goniotomy
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(605) 341-2000

Dr. Khachikian accepts the following insurance:

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now wish I never heard of the black hills eye institute or met dr Khachikian. My nightmare started the morning of my cataract surgery. It took five attempts to get my iv started I was ready to quit after the second attempt and I should have walked out. At some point during the surgery I woke up and was in terrible pain it felt like they were going to pull my eye out of the socket there was someone telling me it was almost over so they knew I was awake. I have had nothing but problems with the implant. I told dr khachikian I could see the edges of the lens and The lens it's self moved back and forth I also have reflection off the edge plus halos around lights, and all he tells me is that I will get use to it it’s been a year and I still have problems. If I had a choice I would take back my cataract because I had less problems with it. If I could give negative stars I would.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
Apr 30, 2020
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Excellent experience with cataract surgery! He's a well trained, confident eye surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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RaVae Luckhart in Rapid City, SD – Jan 03, 2019
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About Me


Dr. Khachikian is a board-certified ophthalmologist, specializing in cataract surgery, lens implantation, corneal surgery and refractive surgeries such...Read more


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications


Albany Medical College
Fellowship Hospital
Albany Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Albany Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Siena College
Undergraduate School


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What are Dr. Stephen Khachikian, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Khachikian frequently treats Cataract Removal Surgery, Cataract, and Senile Cataracts. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Khachikian treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen Khachikian, MD's office located?

Dr. Khachikian's office is located at 2800 3rd St, Rapid City, SD 57701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Khachikian is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Campbell County Memorial Hospital

Gillette, WY

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

Monument Health Lead-deadwood Hospital

Deadwood, SD