Dr. Stephen Khachikian, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 42

Dr. Khachikian
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Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

2800 3rd St Rapid City, SD 57701

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(605) 341-2000

Dr. Stephen Khachikian, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Rapid City, SD. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Khachikian to book an appointment.

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Dr. Khachikian's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eye Infections
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khachikian treats Eye Infections more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Khachikian treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Corneal Diseases

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khachikian treats Corneal Diseases more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Khachikian treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Cornea Surgery

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khachikian performs Cornea Surgery more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Khachikian performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Khachikian's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diplopia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (4)
  • Explained conditions well (4)
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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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.
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Excellent experience with cataract surgery! He's a well trained, confident eye surgeon.
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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 Eye Infections, Corneal Diseases, and Cornea Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Khachikian treats.

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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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