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

Past Issue
  • November 1992
  • Volume 8 · Issue 6
Editor's Page

LaserSight Obtains Multi-Wavelength Patent

Michael Moretti

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(6):424-425

First Troutman Medal Awarded

Chris P Lohmann, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(6):425-426

EyeSys Strikes Deal With Summit

Michael Moretti

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(6):425

Original Articles

Ophthalmic Laser Surgery in the 21st Century-Who Will Be the Surgeon?

Robert P Tucker, III, MD, FACS; Ray Williams

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(6):478-479

Book Review
Letters to the Editor


Jeffrey B Robin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(6):486

Stability of Refraction and Visual Acuity During 5 Years in Eyes With Simple Myopia

Azhar Nizam, MS; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS; Michael J Lynn, MS; Michael A Ward, BSc; Penny A Asbell, MD; Hal D Balyeat, MD; Elisabeth Cohen, MD; William Culbertson, MD; Donald J Doughman, MD; Paul Fecko, MD; Marguerite McDonald, MD; Ronald E Smith, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(6):439-447

A New Procedure for Evaluating Smoothness of Corneal Surface Following 193-Nanometer Excimer Laser Ablation

Fong-Qi Liang, MD; Sharon D Geasey, MS; Manuel del Cerro, MD; James V Aquavella, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(6):459-465

Hypersensitivity Following Excimer Laser Ablation Through the Corneal Epithelium

Takashi Ishikawa, MD; Manuel del Cerro, MD; Fong-Qi Liang, MD; Jae Chan Kim, MD; James V Aquavella, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(6):466-474

Iowa PK Press for Donor Corneas-A Comparative Study of Donor Corneal Shape

Michael P Vrabec, MD; Jay H Krachmer, MD; George J Florakis, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(6):475-477


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(6):482-484


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(6):487


Randy J Epstein, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(6):487

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