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Vance Thompson, MD, Ophthalmology, Sioux Falls, SD


Ophthalmology Sioux Falls, SD

Cataract Related, Refractive Surgery

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  • Dr. Vance Thompson is an ophthalmologist in Sioux Falls, SD and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, and Sioux Falls Veterans Affairs Health Care System. He received his medical degree from Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota and has been in practice 31 years. He specializes in cataract related and refractive surgery and is experienced in refractive surgery, laser in situ keratomileusis, cataract surgery, cornea / external disease, and cataract and anterior segment.

Education & Training

  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    University of Missouri-ColumbiaResidency, Ophthalmology, 1987 - 1990
  • Center for Family Medicine
    Center for Family MedicineInternship, Transitional Year, 1986 - 1987
  • University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
    University of South Dakota, Sanford School of MedicineClass of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • IA State Medical License
    IA State Medical License 1991 - 2025
  • SD State Medical License
    SD State Medical License Active through 2025
  • ND State Medical License
    ND State Medical License 2014 - 2025
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1991 - 2012
  • NE State Medical License
    NE State Medical License 1992 - 2012
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow (FAAO) American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

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Press Mentions

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