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
  • March 1989
  • Volume 5 · Issue 2
Original Articles

Symmetry of Refractive and Visual Acuity Outcome in the Prospective Evaluation of Radial Keratotomy (PERK) Study

Michael J Lynn, MS; George O Waring, III, MD; Azhar Nizam, MS; Michael H Kutner, PhD; William Culbertson, MD; Marguerite B McDonald, MD; William D Meyers, MD; Michael A Naidoff, MD; J Daniel Nelson, MD; Stephen A Obstbaum, MD; J James Rowsey, MD; James J Salz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(2):75-81

Barraquer Lecture
Letters to the Editor
Product News

A Mechanical Model of the Cornea: The Effects of Physiological and Surgical Factors on Radial Keratotomy Surgery

Raymond P Vito, PhD; Thomas J Shin, MS; Bernard E McCarey, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(2):82-88

Persistence of Diurnal Fluctuation After Radial Keratotomy

Peter J McDonnell, MD; Larry A Fish, MD, PhD; Jenny Garbus, COT

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(2):89-93


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(2):121-122

Consultations in Refractive Surgery

Richard A Villaseñor, MD; Frederic B Kremer, MD; James J Salz, MD; Leo D Bores, MD; George W Tate, Jr, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(2):123-125


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(2):135

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