Journal of Refractive Surgery


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

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:

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  • Current Issue
  • January 2015
  • Volume 31 · Issue 1
Table of Contents

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCOphth

Original Article

Influence of Femtosecond Lenticule Extraction and Small Incision Lenticule Extraction on Corneal Nerve Density and Ocular Surface: A 1-Year Prospective, Confocal, Microscopic Study

Rie Ishii, MD, PhD; Kimiya Shimizu, MD, PhD; Akihito Igarashi, MD, PhD; Hidenaga Kobashi, MD, PhD; Kazutaka Kamiya, MD, PhD

Original Article

Development of the Continuous Curvilinear Lenticulerrhexis Technique for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction

Yu Zhao, MD; Meiyan Li, PhD; Peijun Yao, PhD; Rupal Shah, MD, PhD; Michael C. Knorz, MD, PhD; Xingtao Zhou, MD, PhD

Original Article

Comparison of Visual Outcomes After Variable Spot Scanning Ablation Versus Wavefront-Optimized Myopic LASIK

Mounir A. Khalifa, MD, PhD; Ehab F. Mossallam, MD, PhD; Tamer H. Massoud, MD, PhD; Mohamed Shafik Shaheen, MD, PhD

Original Article

Phakic Intraocular Lens Explantation: Causes in 240 Cases

Jorge L. Alió, MD, PhD; Bader T. Toffaha, MD; Pablo Peña-Garcia, OD, MSc; Luis Manuel Sádaba, MD; Rafael I. Barraquer, MD, PhD

Original Article

Demarcation Line Evaluation of Iontophoresis-Assisted Transepithelial Corneal Collagen Cross-linking for Keratoconus

Samantha Bonnel, MD; Marouen Berguiga, MD; Benoit De Rivoyre, JD; Gabriel Bedubourg, MD; Damien Sendon, MD; Françoise Froussart-Maille, MD, MSc; Jean-Claude Rigal-Sastourne, MD, MSc

Original Article

Polynomial Curve Fitting of the Corneal Profile in 2.2-mm Corneal Incision Phacoemulsification

Jaime Tejedor, MD, PhD; Francisco J. Gutiérrez-Carmona, MD, PhD

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery

One-Step Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy With Mitomycin C as an Early Treatment for LASIK Flap Buttonhole Formation

Marwan R. Abdulaal, MD; Hanine A. Wehbe, COT; Shady T. Awwad, MD

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery

Stromal Surface Topography-guided Custom Ablation as a Repair Tool for Corneal Irregular Astigmatism

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCOphth; Marine Gobbe, MST(Optom), PhD; Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab); Gerhard Youssefi, PhD; Hugo F. S. Sutton, MD, FRCSC


Erratum for “Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Keyhole Endokeratophakia: Correction of Hyperopia by Implantation of an Allogeneic Lenticule Obtained by SMILE From a Myopic Donor”


Erratum for “Outcomes of Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) in Low Myopia”

Therapeutic Refractive Surgery

Therapeutic Flap Amputation for Atypical LASIK Flap and Interface Abnormalities

Heather M. Weissman, MD; J. Bradley Randleman, MD

Letters to the Editor

Safety of Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery Performed by Surgeons in Training

Joshua H. Hou, MD; Adam L. Prickett, MD; Maria S. Cortina, MD; Sandeep Jain, MD; Jose de la Cruz, MD

Letters to the Editor

Immediate Effect of Ultraviolet-A Collagen Cross-linking Therapy on the Biomechanics and Histology of the Human Cornea

María A. del Buey, MD; Elena Lanchares, PhD; José Ángel Cristóbal, MD; Santiago Ramón y Cajal Junquera, MD; Carmen Yus Gotor, MD; Begoña Calvo, PhD

Letters to the Editor

Long-term Outcomes After Mechanized Arcuate Keratotomy for the Correction of Astigmatism After Keratoplasty

Patrick Loriaut, MD; Perle Tumahai, MD; Louis Hoffart, MD; Vincent M. Borderie, MD, PhD; Laurent Laroche, MD