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

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Past Issue
  • March 1990
  • Volume 6 · Issue 2
Editor's Page
Original Articles

Contrast Sensitivity Under Photopic Conditions in the Prospective Evaluation of Radial Keratotomy (PERK) Study

Arthur P Ginsburg, PHD; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS; Eugene B Steinberg, LDO; Patricia A Williams, COT; Norma Justin, COA; Jan Reinig Deitz, COT; Vicki K Roszka-Duggan, CO; Ken Baluvelt; Linda Bourque, PHD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):82-91

Original Article With Comments and Response

Combining Refractive Error and Uncorrected Visual Acuity to Assess the Effectiveness of Refractive Corneal Surgery/Comments/Authors' Response

Michael J Lynn, MS; George O Waring, III, MD; John T Carter, PHD; Theodore Werblin, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):103-112

Brief Reports

Corneal Flattening by Shallow Circular Trephination in Human Eye Bank Eyes

Michael L Gilbert, MD; Allen S Roth, MD; Miles H Friedlander, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):113-116

Surgical Techniques

Lamellar Keratoplasty Combined With Extracapsular Cataract Extraction

Osama M Asfour, MD; Hazem M El-Fiky, MD; Ayman Nassar, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):125-126


Correction of Astigmatism After Cataract Surgery

Spencer P Thornton, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):131-136

Book Reviews

Cirugia Refractiva de la Cornea

Richard A Villasenor, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):142-143

Ablation Rate of Human Corneal Epithelium and Bowman's Layer With the Excimer Laser (193 nm)

Theo Seiler, MD, PHD; Martin Kriegerowski, MD; Norbert Schnoy, MD; Thomas Bende, PHD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):99

Electron Microscopic Examination of Prelathed, Lyophilized Tissue Used for Epikeratophakia in Humans

Frank Koch, MD; Manfred Spitznas, MD; Massimo Busin, MD; Andrea Cusumano, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):116-120

Epikeratophakia for the Correction of Myopia: Lenticule Design and Related Histopathological Findings

Andrea Cusumano, MD; Massimo Busin, MD; Manfred Spitznas, MD; Frank Koch, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):120-124

Corneal Steepening in Human Eye Bank Eyes By Combined Hexagonal and Transverse Keratotomy

Michael L Gilbert, MD; Miles H Friedlander, MD; Nicole Granet

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):126-130

Meeting Programs

Keith Thompson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):144-150


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):151


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(2):152

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