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
  • May 1990
  • Volume 6 · Issue 3
Original Articles

Excimer Laser (193 nm) Myopic Keratomileusis in Sighted and Blind Human Eyes

Theo Seiler, MD, PHD; Gunter Kahle, MD, PHD; Martin Kriegerowski, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(3):165-173

Brief Reports

Globe Holder and Artificial Anterior Chamber

Lucio Buratto, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(3):205-206

Commercial Instruments

SCMD Keratome Unit

G Richard Smith

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(3):207

Book Reviews

Radial Keratotomy (Principles & Practice)

James J Salz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(3):210-211

Meeting Programs
Letters to the Editor


Peter Wyzinski, DSc, MD; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(3):231


Leo D Bores, MD; Michael Campion, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(3):231-232

Refractive Versus Keratometric Astigmatism Postkeratoplasty

David Judge, MD; Lance Gordon, MD; Roger Vander Zwaag, PHD; Thomas O Wood, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(3):174-178

Simultaneous and Sequential Selective Suture Removal to Reduce Astigmatism After Penetrating Keratoplasty

Linda L Burk, MD; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS; David J Harris, JR, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(3):179-187

Clinicopathologic Study of Healing Excimer Laser Radial Excisions

Sanjay Bansal, MD; James J Salz, MD; Alf Tenner, MD; Narsing Rao, MD; Peter J McDonnell, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(3):188-192

Corneal Rupture From Blunt Trauma 22 Months After Radial Keratotomy

Howard R Bloom, MD; Joshua Sands, MD; David Schneider, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(3):197-199

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