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 1988
  • Volume 4 · Issue 5

Spoke Keratotomy/The authors were asked to reply to the above letter

Edward Epstein; Richard J Duffey, MD; Hungwon Tchah, MD; Richard L Lindstrom, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1988;4(5):191-192


The Future Direction of Refractive Surgery

Marguerite B McDonald, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1988;4(5):158-168

Stimulation of Keratocyte Repopulation in Keratophakia Lenticules by Mesodermal Growth Factor

L F Rich, MD; K H Haraguchi, MS; I Louiselle, BS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1988;4(5):169-172

Incidence of Astigmatism in a Cataract Practice

Kurt Buzard, MD; Steven Shearing, MD; Richard Relyea, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1988;4(5):173-178

Light-Induced Maculopathy From the Operating Microscope in Radial Keratotomy

J L Menezo, MD; M A Harto, MD; A L Cisneros, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1988;4(5):179-182

Delimited Peripheral Arcuate Keratotomy for Astigmatism: 'Bowtie' Configuration

Hungwon Tchah, MD; Robert F Hofmann, MD; Richard J Duffey, MD; Vivanti N Jain, BS; Richard L Lindstrom, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1988;4(5):183-190


Richard Elander, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1988;4(5):196-197


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1988;4(5):200

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