Journal of Refractive Surgery


Journal of Refractive Surgery

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


Journal Impact Factor
2018 Impact Factor 3.000

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

The articles prior to January 2013 are part of the back file collection and are not available with a current paid subscription. To access the article, you may purchase it or purchase the complete back file collection here

Past Issue
  • November 1985
  • Volume 1 · Issue 5

A Nearsighted Perspective of Radial Keratotomy

Richard A Villaseñor, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1985;1(5):198-199

The Effect of Different Radial Keratotomy Patterns on Astigmatism in Rabbits

Chi-Wang Yau, MD; Massimo Busin, MD; Marguerite B McDonald, MD; Herbert E Kaufman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1985;1(5):201-205

Polysulfone Intracorneal Lenses

Stephen S Lane, MD; Richard L Lindstrom, MD; Patricia A Williams, COT; Christine W Lindstrom, BS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1985;1(5):207-216

Homoplastic Keratomileusis for the Correction of Myopia

Casimir A Swinger, MD, FACS; Richard A Villaseñor, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1985;1(5):219-223

Case Report: Retinal Detachment After Radial Keratotomy Surgery

Robert F Hofmann, MD; Jay C Starling, MD; Kenneth R Hovland, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1985;1(5):226-230

Case Report: Overcorrection of Radial and Arc Keratotomies-Two Years Postoperatively

Louis J Girard, MD, FACS; Mae E Wesson, MD; Aleksandra Veselinovic, MD; Akef Maghraby, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1985;1(5):232-233

New Techniques: An Opaque Contact Lens for Marking the Visual Axis

Richard A Villaseñor, MD; Michael Buchbinder, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1985;1(5):235

New Instruments: Suarez Double Fixation Forceps for Radial Keratotomy

Enrique Suarez, MD; Robert C Arffa, MD; Marguerite B McDonald, MD; Herbert E Kaufman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1985;1(5):236


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1985;1(5):237-238

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