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Dr. Thompson's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Thompson " Vance Thompson, MD specializes in refractive and cataract surgery and is the Director of Refractive Surgery for Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He also serves as Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sanford USD School of Medicine. As a leading international researcher in the field of laser and implant vision correction, he has played a key role in developing the Excimer Laser for vision correction and has also served as a principal investigator in over 50 FDA-monitored clinical trials studying laser and implant vision correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and cataract surgery. Dr. Thompson continues to play an important role in the continuing development and refinement of laser and implant vision correction, currently conducting research in advanced LASIK, implant vision correction for high levels of near and farsightedness, presbyopia correction, corneal crosslinking for keratoconus, phakic IOL's, femtosecond cataract surgery, and more. Dr. Thompson has numerous publications and is co-author of the textbook Refractive Surgery and has lectured and taught refractive and cataract surgery to thousands of eye surgeons throughout the world. A Gregory, South Dakota native, Dr. Thompson received his BS in Chemistry from the University of South Dakota and his MD from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. After his internship at Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls,?Dr. Thompson completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia and his fellowship in Advanced Refractive and Cataract Surgery with Dan Durrie, MD, and John Hunkeler, MD at the Hunkeler Eye Centers in Kansas City. "
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Cataract Removal Surgery
Clear Lens Extraction
Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Implantable Contact Lens
Laser Cataract Surgery
Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Refractive Lens Exchange
Sutureless Cataract Surgery
Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
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Sanford School Of Medicine Of The University Of South Dakota
Medical School | Graduated 1986
Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
University Mo Columbia School Med
Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
Hunkeler Eye Clin
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
Awards & Recognition
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Healthgrades Honor Roll
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