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
2019 Impact Factor 2.711

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

Past Issue
  • September 1986
  • Volume 2 · Issue 5

Interpreting PERK Present and Future Data

Albert C Neumann, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1986;2(5):198-200


PERK Director Responds

George O Waring, III, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1986;2(5):201-205


Penetrating Keratoplasty After Radial Keratotomy

Richard F Beatty, MD; Jeffrey B Robin, MD; David J Schanzlin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1986;2(5):207-214

Stability of Refraction Following Radial Keratotomy over 4 Years

Frederic B Kremer, MD; Robert A Steer, EdD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1986;2(5):217-220

Corneal Thickness Changes During Ultrasound Pachymetry for Radial Keratotomy

Craig A Bolton, MD; Wesley K Herman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1986;2(5):221-222

Editorial Comment

Donald L Praeger, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1986;2(5):231

Circumferential Compression Keratoplasty/Dr. Hofmann was invited to reply to the letter from Drs. Buchbinder, York, and Villaseñor

Michael Buchbinder, MD; Kenneth K York, MD; Richard A Villaseñor, MD; Robert F Hofmann, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1986;2(5):231-232

4-Cut RK/Dr. Vaughn was invited to reply to the letter from Dr. Thornton

Spencer P Thornton, MD, FACS; Elizabeth R Vaughan, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1986;2(5):232


Richard Elander, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1986;2(5):233-235


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1986;2(5):239

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