We specialize in the most advanced Cataract Surgery Technology.

The technology we use combined with the experience of our surgeons is why so many patients trust the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute for their Cataract Surgery.
We perform over 3500 eye surgeries every year. Our surgeons travel to many satellite clinics and surgical locations throughout South Dakota and Wyoming to make surgery as accessible and convenient as we can for all of our patients.

Are you developing cataracts or have you been told by an eye doctor that you are in the early stages of developing cataracts? There is no need to panic, Black Hills Regional Eye Institute is here for you. Over the past 30 years, there have been huge advances made in Cataract Surgery technology, which we utilize as the leading providers of cataract surgery in Rapid City, SD.

What is a Cataract?

Cataract Surgery is a safe and relatively simple outpatient procedure where the natural lens inside of the eye that has become cloudy from cataract formation is removed and replaced with an artificial lens, called an Intraocular Lens (IOL). Generally, Cataract Surgery is done on an outpatient basis and normally takes between 15 to 30 minutes. Patients who have had Cataract Surgery experience little to no pain and often can return to their normal routine the following day.

What Causes Cataracts?

Although the majority of cataracts develop on their own, as a part of the natural aging process, there are certain risk factors that can contribute to cataracts developing earlier, or at an accelerated rate.
Risk Factors include:
Heredity can also play a factor in determining when cataracts will begin to form in your lenses.

What Are The Symptoms Of Cataracts?

Symptoms include:

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