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
  • July 1989
  • Volume 5 · Issue 4
Editor's Page

Peer Review: Fearsome Foe or Friendly Facilitator?

George O Waring, III, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(4):210-212


Corneal Transplant Optics and Visual Disability

Herbert E Kaufman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(4):213-215

Original Articles

Adjustment of Single Continuous Suture to Control Astigmatism After Penetrating Keratoplasty

James I McNeill, MD; Izak F Wessels, MMed, FRCS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(4):216-223

Review Article
History of Corneal Surgery
Brief Reports
News Commentary

Max Fine: Personal Reflections

Stuart I Brown, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(4):280

Refractive Results of Successful Penetrating Keratoplasty, Intraocular Lens Implantation With Selective Suture Removal

Ignacio Pradera, MD; Osama Ibrahim, MD; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(4):231-239

Air Lamellar Keratoplasty

Francis W Price, Jr, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(4):240-243

Large Diameter Therapeutic Penetrating Keratoplasties

John W Cowden, MD, FACS; Robert A Copeland, JR, MD; Martin S Schneider, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(4):244-248

The Castroviejo Square Graft: A Retrospective Study

James V Aquavella, MD; Richard S Smith, MD; John J Ruffini, MD; Joseph A Locascio, MD; Perry S Binder, MD; Edward L Shaw, MD; Henry D Perry, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(4):262-267

Flat Sections for Detailed Endothelial Pathology of Corneal Buttons

J Reimer Wolter, MD; H Kaz Soong, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(4):274-277

Remembrances of Max Fine

Ernest W Denicke, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1989;5(4):279

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