Journal of Refractive Surgery


Print ISSN: 1081-597X
Online ISSN: 1938-2391

The premier journal for refractive surgeons for over 30 years

The Journal of Refractive Surgery, the official journal of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, has been a monthly peer-reviewed forum for original research, review, and evaluation of refractive and lens-based surgical procedures for more than 30 years. Practical, clinically valuable articles provide readers with the most up-to-date information regarding advances in the field of refractive surgery. Begin to explore the Journal and all of its great benefits such as:

• Columns including “Translational Science,” “Surgical Techniques,” and “Biomechanics”
• Supplemental videos and materials available for many articles
• Access to current articles, as well as several years of archived content
• Articles posted online just 2 months after acceptance

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed 

  • Journal of Refractive Surgery app
  • Download the mobile app to access digital issues of Journal of Refractive Surgery.

  • Click here to download now.

  • (Must be a member or subscriber to view issues.)
  • Current Issue
  • September 2015
  • Volume 31 · Issue 9
Table of Contents
Original Article

Femtosecond Laser-assisted Arcuate Keratotomy Versus Toric IOL Implantation for Correcting Astigmatism

Aeri Yoo, MD; Samyoung Yun, MD; Jae Yong Kim, MD; Myoung Joon Kim, MD; Hungwon Tchah, MD, PhD

Original Article

SMILE Procedures With Four Different Cap Thicknesses for the Correction of Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism

Jose L. Güell, MD, PhD; Paula Verdaguer, MD; Gloria Mateu-Figueras, PhD; Daniel Elies, MD; Oscar Gris, MD, PhD; Mostafa A. El Husseiny, MD; Felicidad Manero, MD; Mercè Morral, MD, PhD

Original Article

Optical Zone Centration Accuracy Using Corneal Fixation-based SMILE Compared to Eye Tracker-based Femtosecond Laser-assisted LASIK for Myopia

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCOphth; Marine Gobbe, PhD, MSTOptom; Louis Gobbe; Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab); Glenn I. Carp, MBBCh, FCOphth(SA)

Original Article

Fellow Eye Comparison of Nerve Fiber Regeneration After SMILE and Femtosecond Laser-assisted LASIK: A Confocal Microscopy Study

Alper Agca, MD; Kadir I. Cankaya, MD; Ihsan Yilmaz, MD; Yusuf Yildirim, MD; Dilek Yasa, MD; Onur Olcucu; Ali Demircan, MD; Ahmet Demirok, MD; Omer F. Yilmaz, MD

Original Article

Femtosecond Laser-assisted Wavefront-guided LASIK Using a Newer Generation Aberrometer: 1-Year Results

Gaurav Prakash, MD, FRCS; Dhruv Srivastava, M.Optom; Muhammad Suhail, B.Optom

Original Article

Opaque Bubble Layer Risk Factors in Femtosecond Laser-assisted LASIK

Romain Courtin, MD; Alain Saad, MD; Emmanuel Guilbert, MD; Alice Grise-Dulac, MD; Damien Gatinel, MD

Original Article

Changes in Corneal Transparency After Cross-linking for Progressive Keratoconus: Long-term Follow-up

Maged Alnawaiseh, MD; André Rosentreter, MD; Maria Eveslage; Nicole Eter, MD; Lars Zumhagen, MD

Original Article

In Vivo Confocal Microscopic Imaging of the Cornea After Femtosecond and Excimer Laser-assisted Penetrating Keratoplasty

Miklós D. Resch, MD, PhD; Elena Zemova, MD; László Marsovszky, MD; Nóra Szentmáry, MD, PhD; Florian Bauer, MD; Loay Daas, MD; Max Pattmöller, MD; Moatasem El-Husseiny, MD; János Németh, MD, DSC; Zoltán Z. Nagy, MD, DSc; Berthold Seitz, MD, FEBO

Translational Science

Objective Evaluation of Planned Versus Achieved Stromal Thickness Reduction in Myopic Femtosecond Laser-assisted LASIK

Anastasios John Kanellopoulos, MD; Stella Georgiadou, OD; George Asimellis, PhD


Small Incision Lenticule Extraction After Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty

Leonardo Mastropasqua, MD; Roberta Calienno, MD; Manuela Lanzini, MD; Mario Nubile, MD

Letters to the Editor Free

Uneventful Femtosecond Laser-assisted Flap Creation in a Patient With Postoperative PRK Corneal Haze

George D. Kymionis, MD, PhD; Dimitrios A. Liakopoulos, MD, MSc; Michael A. Grentzelos, MD; Christina A. Skatharoudi, MD; Sophia I. Panagopoulou, PhD

Correspondence Free

Surgically Induced Astigmatism Assessment

Noel Alpins, FRANZCO, FRCOphth, FACS