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
  • September 1987
  • Volume 3 · Issue 5
Symposium on RK

Status of Radial Keratotomy

Ronald E Smith, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1987;3(5):187

How Safe Is Radial Keratotomy?

James J Salz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1987;3(5):188-190

Predictability and Stability of Radial Keratotomy

Michael R Deitz, MD; Michael J Lynn, MS; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1987;3(5):191-196

How New Surgical Procedures Should Be Devised and Tested

Albert C Neumann, MD; Richard A Thoft, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1987;3(5):197-199


The Use of Sliding Knots With Mattress Sutures in Epikeratophakia Surgery

Peter J McDonnell, MD; David J Schanzlin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1987;3(5):168-169

Development and Evaluation of Refractive Surgical Procedures

George O Waring, III, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1987;3(5):173-184


Richard L Lindstrom, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1987;3(5):200-202

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