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

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  • May 2015
  • Volume 31 · Issue 5
Table of Contents
Original Article

Induced Inflammation and Apoptosis in Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Capsulotomies and Manual Capsulorhexes: An Immunohistochemical Study

Lisa Toto, PhD; Roberta Calienno, PhD; Claudia Curcio, PhD; Peter A. Mattei, MD; Alessandra Mastropasqua, MD; Manuela Lanzini, PhD; Leonardo Mastropasqua, MD

Original Article

Intermediate and Near Visual Acuity of an Aspheric, Bifocal, Diffractive Multifocal Intraocular Lens With +3.25 D Near Addition

Florian T. A. Kretz, MD, FEBO; Michael J. Koss, MD, FEBO; Gerd U. Auffarth, MD, PhD, FEBO

Original Article

Correlating Optical Bench Performance With Clinical Defocus Curves in Varifocal and Trifocal Intraocular Lenses

Ana B. Plaza-Puche, MSc; Jorge L. Alió, MD, PhD; Scott MacRae, MD; Len Zheleznyak, PhD; Esperanza Sala, OD; Geunyoung Yoon, PhD

Original Article

Long-term Visual Function and Patient Satisfaction After Bilateral Implantation and Combination of Two Similar Multifocal IOLs

Rodolfo Mastropasqua, MD; Emilio Pedrotti, MD; Mattia Passilongo, MD; Graziella Parisi, MD; Ivan Marchesoni, MD; Giorgio Marchini, MD

Original Article

Outcomes for Myopic LASIK With the MEL 90 Excimer Laser

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCOphth; Glenn I. Carp, MBBCh, FCOphth (SA); Tariq A. Lewis, MSci, ARCS, OMT; Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab); Marine Gobbe, MSTOptom, PhD

Original Article

Vector Analysis of 1-Year Astigmatic Outcomes From a Prospective, Randomized, Fellow Eye Comparison of Wavefront-Guided and Wavefront-Optimized LASIK in Myopes

Brian C. Toy, MD; Caroline Yu, BS; Edward E. Manche, MD

Original Article

Comparison of Pachymetry Measurements Between the Alcon Wavelight EX500 and Sonogage Corneo-Gage Plus Platforms

Timothy A. Soeken, MSc; Douglas A. Apsey, OD; James R. Townley, MD; Roy W. Haas, PhD; Matthew C. Caldwell, MD

Original Article

Repeatability Data and Agreement of Keratometry With the VERION System Compared to the IOLMaster

Gabor Nemeth, MD, PhD; Eszter Szalai, MD, PhD; Ziad Hassan, MD, PhD; Agnes Lipecz, MD; Andras Berta, MD, PhD, DSc; Laszlo Modis, Jr., MD, PhD, DSc


Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery in Patients With Marfan Syndrome and Subluxated Lens

Armando S. Crema, MD, PhD; Aileen Walsh, MD; Iris S. Yamane, MD; Bruna V. Ventura, MD; Marcony R. Santhiago, MD, PhD


LASIK Flap Breakthrough in Nd:YAG Laser Treatment of Epithelial Ingrowth

Ruth Lapid-Gortzak, MD, PhD; John M. Hughes, MD, PhD; Carla P. Nieuwendaal, MD; Maarten P. Mourits, MD, PhD; Ivanka J. E. van der Meulen, MD, PhD

Letters to the Editor

Bladeless Custom Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Refractive Cataract Surgery? Let’s Give Our Latest Breakthrough Surgical Technique a Name That Fits

H. Burkhard Dick, MD, PhD

Letters to the Editor

Combined Posterior Phakic Intraocular Lens and SMILE in a Patient With High Myopia

Erick Hernandez-Bogantes, MD; Julio C. Hernandez-Camarena, MD; Alejandro Navas, MD, MSc; Enrique O. Graue-Hernandez, MD, MSc; Arturo Ramirez-Miranda, MD


Surgically Induced Astigmatism: Distinguishing Between Dioptric Vectors and Non-vectors

Kristian Naeser, MD