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
  • November 1990
  • Volume 6 · Issue 6
Editor's Page

Industry Support for Academic Endeavor - A Fruitful Collaboration

George O Waring, III, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(6):392-393

Original Articles

Effect of Radial Keratotomy Incision Direction on Wound Depth

Gerrit R J Melles, MS; Perry S Binder, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(6):394-403

Surgical Technique
Meeting Programs

Corneal Refractive Laser Surgery: A Critical Appraisal of Current Lasers and Methods

James D Auran, MD; George J Florakis, MD; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(6):465-466

Letters to the Editor


Michael J Roper-Hall, ChM, FRCS; James I McNeill, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(6):471-472

Radial Thermokeratoplasty for the Correction of Hyperopia

Albert C Neumann, MD; Svyatoslav Fyodorov, MD; Donald R Sanders, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(6):404-412

Relaxing Incisions With Compression Sutures to Reduce Astigmatism After Epikeratoplasty

Aldo Fronterre, MD; Gian Paolo Portesani, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(6):413-417

Improved Storage Methods for Epikeratoplasty

Graham D Barrett, FRACS, FRACO; Annette M Degebrodt, Bsc(Hons); Louise N Walker, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(6):418-423

Laser Welding of Synthetic Epikeratoplasty Lenticules to the Cornea

Ray P Gailitis, MD; Keith P Thompson, MD; Qiushi Ren, MS; Jim Morris, PhD; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(6):430-436

Lans Distinguished Refractive Surgery Lecture

Perry S Binder, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(6):437-440

19th Mexican Congress of Ophthalmology

George O Waring, III, MD, FACS; Lorena Riveroll, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(6):467-468


David C Musch, PhD, MPH; Alan Sugar, MD, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(6):472-473

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