Cataracts Center Remove the Cloud and Regain Your Vision
During a personal consultation at the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute, our physicians will be able to evaluate your unique eyes and determine if implantation of an intraocular lens (IOL) meets your individual needs. Surgery can be performed in Rapid City or at one of our satellite locations.

LASIK Eye Surgery Center Offering both LASIK & PRK correction in Rapid City
We are proud to be the only clinic in the region performing Lasik with the iFS Advanced Femtosecond Laser. We have an experienced Laser Vision team who understands your decision from your perspective. Dr. Schirber has had surgery himself, so he understands the concerns you have about who to trust with your vision. Equally important, our team of doctors has helped care for thousands of people before and after surgery.

Retina Center
At the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute, we have vast experience treating a variety of retinal conditions in Rapid City. Dr. Prema Abraham and the other physicians of the Retina Center at the Eye Institute have extensive training and skill in caring for patients with many different types of retinal conditions, which allows us to offer a full range of retinal services to our patients.

Cornea Center
A damaged or diseased cornea can cause enormous vision problems and even blindness. For those individuals in need of a corneal transplant, the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute of Rapid City offers a multitude of procedures and techniques to meet the needs of almost any patient. Our team of expert physicians has years of training and experience performing corneal transplants using a variety of approaches. During a personal consultation at the Eye Institute, one of our doctors will evaluate your case and determine the proper course of treatment.
Corneal Surgeries
During a corneal transplant, the patient’s damaged or diseased cornea is repaired or replaced with donated corneal tissue. There are a variety of corneal transplant procedures available depending on the needs of the patient.

Glaucoma Center
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions in which increased fluid pressure inside the eye causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for carrying visual information from the eye to the brain. If left untreated, procedures/glaucoma will eventually lead to blindness; according to Google Health, procedures/glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States, and first worldwide. Glaucoma can affect anyone at any age. While there is still no actual cure for glaucoma, Rapid City’s Black Hills Regional Eye Institute does offer treatment options to slow, stop, and in some cases reverse the effects of the disease.

Eyelids & Aesthetics Center
Improve Your Appearance with Facial Plastic Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
At the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute we believe in total eye rejuvenation so you can look, see, and feel your best. Your face and eyes are the central focus in everyday conversations. Improving these areas can better appearance and greatly increase day to day functionality. Contact the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute to schedule a consultation.

Ambulatory Surgery Center
At the Black Hills Regional Eye Surgery Center, we are dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for our patients through state-of-the-art medical care. We are committed to providing comprehensive eye care and surgery for children and adults. We stress excellent service and consideration for the patient, and constantly strive to provide the best medical and surgical care available anywhere.

What Sets Our Eye Surgery Center Apart?
Since its inception in 1987, the Eye Surgery Center in Rapid City has provided a wide range of surgical procedures. This tradition continues today, as we provide care to thousands of patients in a five-state region. Surgeries performed include retinal, cataract, glaucoma, eye muscle, oculoplastic, anterior segment, and corneal transplants. Our ophthalmologists also work closely with the medical community to diagnose and treat emergency and eye trauma cases.

Research Trials
Clinical Research Trials at the Eye Institute Patients benefit from the Eye Institute’s involvement in numerous Food and Drug Administration (FDA) national clinical research trials. Providing access to these national studies keeps the community updated on the latest medical and surgical advances in eye care. The FDA regulates the clinical trials offered at the Eye Institute to protect our patient’s rights, safety, and welfare. Do we offer clinical trials that explore the latest treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, uveitis, dry eye, high eye pressure, others? The physicians at the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute in Rapid City, South Dakota have been participating in clinical trials for several years.