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
  • January 1991
  • Volume 7 · Issue 1
Guest Editorial

A Common Thread...

Richard L Abbott, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):8-9


Max Fine, MD

Robert L Stamper, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):10-11

Original Articles

Ten Years Experience With a Conservative Approach to Radial Keratotomy

James J Salz, MD; James M Salz; Mark Salz; Donna Jones

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):12-22

Review Articles

Update on Epikeratoplasty

Bradley D Fouraker, MD; David J Schanzlin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):57-59

Surgical Techniques

Basic Surgical Principles of Penetrating Keratoplasty

Jeffrey Day Lanier, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):92-98

History of Corneal Surgery
Meeting Programs

Epithelial Downgrowth-Fistula Repair and Keratoplasty

Arvid Anseth, MD; Claes H Dohlman, MD; Daniel M Albert, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):23-27

Use of Keratoscopy, Slit-Lamp Biomicroscopy, and Retinoscopy in the Management of Astigmatism After Penetrating Keratoplasty

J James Rowsey, MD; W Craig Fowler, MD; Mark A Terry; Stephen V Scoper, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):33-41

Optical Lamellar Keratoplasty Using the Barraquer Microkeratome

Robert Haimovici, MD; William W Culbertson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):42-45

Effects of Intrastromal Corneal Ring Size and Thickness on Corneal Flattening in Human Eyes

Terry E Burris, MD; Carol T Ayer; David A Evensen, PhD, PE; James M Davenport, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):46-50

Corneal Preservation: Past, Present, and Future

William M Bourne, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):60-61

Complications of Penetrating Keratoplasty: Graft Infections

Gary A Varley, MD; David M Meisler, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):62-66

Corneal Allograft Rejection

Mitchell H Friedlander, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):70-72

Management of Epithelial and Wound Healing Problems After Penetrating Keratoplasty

Richard H Keates, MD; Peter A Shriver, DO; Judy Gordon, DVM; Robert W Shimizu, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):73-76

Corneal Complications of Cataract Surgery

David G Hwang, MD; Ronald E Smith, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):77-80

Current Applications of the Corneal Modeling System

Peter J McDonnell, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):87-91

Max Fine's Contribution to Keratoplasty

Peter R Laibson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(1):105-109

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