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
2019 Impact Factor 2.711

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

Past Issue
  • September 1990
  • Volume 6 · Issue 5

Excimer Lasers-A Place in Optometry?

Jim Knaub

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(5):313-314

Guest Editorial
Special Article
Original Articles

Myopic Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy: An Analysis of Clinical Correlations

James C Liu, MD; Marguerite B McDonald, MD; Ray Varnell, PHD; Helia Angotti Andrade, MD, PHD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(5):321-328

Brief Report

Excimer Laser Phototherapeutic Keratectomy for a Corneal Nodule

Roger F Steinert, MD; Carmen A Puliafito, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(5):352

Surgical Technique
History of Refractive Surgery
Review Article
Letters to the Editor

Myopic Excimer Laser Keratectomy: A Preliminary Report

Ralph W Zabel, MD; Neal A Sher, MD; Charles S Ostrov, MD; Paula Parker, COT; Richard L Lindstrom, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(5):329-334

Laser Thermokeratoplasty by Means of a Pulsed Holmium:YAG Laser for Hyperopic Correction

Theo Seiler, MD, PHD; Michael Matallana; Thomas Bende, PHD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(5):335-339

Corneal Wound Healing in Monkeys 18 Months After Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy

Khalil D Hanna, MD; Yves M Pouliquen, MD; Michele Savoldelli; Francisco Fantes, MD; Keith P Thompson, MD; George O Waring, III, MD; Jean Samson

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(5):340-345

Evaluation of an Opacity Lensometer for Determining Corneal Clarity Following Excimer Laser Photoablation

Helia Angotti Andrade, MD, PHD; Marguerite B McDonald, MD; James C Liu, MD; Mohamed Abdelmegeed, MD; Ray Varnell, PHD; Granger Sunderland, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(5):346-351


Patricia M Knight, PhD; Andrea Cusumano, MD; Massimo Busin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(5):385


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1990;6(5):386-387

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