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Vance Thompson, MD

Dr. Vance Thompson is an internationally recognized specialist in refractive cornea, phakic IOL, and lens-based surgery. He is the Founder of Vance Thompson Vision Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the Director of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Thompson serves as a Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota.

As a leading international researcher, he has played a key role in the development of the most advanced technologies and techniques for both laser and implant vision correction. He has served as the medical monitor lead or principal investigator in more than 100 clinical research trials (over 90 FDA monitored), studying laser and implant surgery. In addition, Dr. Thompson has published numerous papers and book chapters and is co-author of the textbook “Refractive Surgery”. He has lectured and taught advanced laser and implant surgery to thousands of surgeons all around the world.

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