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:

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2018 Impact Factor 3.000

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Past Issue
  • November 1991
  • Volume 7 · Issue 6
Editor's Page

International Fight Against Blindness

George O Waring, III, MD, FAGS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):419

Original Article

Photorefractive Keratectomy With an Argon Fluoride Excimer Laser: A Clinical Study

David S Gartry, FRCS, FCOphth; Malcolm G Kerr Muir, FRCS, FCOphth; John Marshall, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):420-435


Epidemiology of Corneal Blindness in Developing Countries

George T H Smith, FCOphth; Hugh R Taylor, MD, FAACO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):436-439

Reports From Countries

Corneal Disease in Africa

Gawn G McIlwaine, FRCS, FCOphth; A Bell, MD, FRGS, FCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):454-456


The Cardona Keratoprosthesis: 40 Years Experience

Hernando Cardona, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):468-471

Statements From Organizations

Community Efforts in the Reduction of Corneal Blindness in Developing Countries

Allen Foster, FRCS, FCOphth; Clare Gilbert, FRCS, FCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):445-448

Legal Considerations in International Eye Banking

Paul P Lee, MD, JD; Joyce C Yang, JD; Peter J McDonnell, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):451-454

Penetrating Keratoplasty and Eye Banking in South Africa

A D N Murray, MB, BCh, FRCS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):456

Corneal Transplantation at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital

Sobhi R Antonios, MD; Ihsan A Badr, FRCS; Nadim R Habash, MD; Richard K Forster, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):457-460

Penetrating Keratoplasty in Jordan

Fouad N Sayegh

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):460-462

The Sri Lanka Experience in Eye Banking

Hudson SiIva, MB, BS, Dipl Bas Oph

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):463-465

Corneal Transplantation and Eye Banking in India

Paul J Dubord, MD, FRCS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):463

Penetrating Keratoplasty and Eye Banking in Bangladesh

M Mustafizur Rahman, MD, MBBS, DO FRCSE, FRCSI, FCOphth, FCPS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):465

A Survey of Penetrating Keratoplasty in China

Xiu An Zhu, MD; Feng Ming Li, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):466-467

Penetrating Keratoplasty in Indonesia

Sjakon G Tahija, MD; Istiantoro Sukardi, MD; Tjahjono D Gondhowiarjo, MD; Guntur B Hamurwono, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):466

Cornea Transplant Statistics in the United States

Claudia Nenno; Robert Abel, Jr, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):467-468

Keratoprosthesis: Possible Utilization in Developing Countries

Daniel M Taylor, MD; Gregory J Pamel, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):472-473

Eye Banking in Central and South America-Activities of the Pan American Association of Eye Banks

Emile J Farge, PhD; Ana Maria Torres de Cadena, COMT

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):475-476

Eye Banking, Corneal Surgery, and the World Health Organization

Bjorn I Thylefors, MD; R Pararajasegaram, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):476-477

Project ORBIS: Cornea Transplantation in the 90s

Stephen Slade, MD; James Martone, MD; Risa Kory, BSN; Steven Laukitis, MD; Peter Konzuk, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):477-478

International Eye Banking and The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)

Paul J Dubord, MD, FRCS; Mark J Mannis, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1991;7(6):478

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