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 1992
  • Volume 8 · Issue 5
Original Articles

An Independent Evaluation of Second Generation Suction Microkeratomes

Robert F Hofmann, MD; Samir J Bechara, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(5):348-354

Brief Reports

Pneumococcal Infection After Temporary Tarsorrhaphy for Epikeratophakia

Massimo Busin, MD; Andrea Cusumano, MD; Manfred Spitznas, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(5):375-377

Surgical Techniques

Modified Surgical Technique for Repeated Epikeratophakia Surgery in Aphakic Eyes

Massimo Busin, MD; Andrea Cusumano, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(5):382-384

Surgical Instrument

Intrastromal Photorefractive Keratectomy With a New Optically Coupled Laser Probe

J Taboada, PhD; Robert H Poirier, MD; R W Yee, MD; F O Tio, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(5):399-402


Keratoconus, Videokeratography, and Refractive Surgery

Yaron S Rabinowitz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(5):403-407

Letters to the Editor
Book Reviews

Predicting Visual Performance Following Excimer Photorefractive Keratectomy

William S Baron, PhD; Charles Munnerlyn, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(5):355-362

Silicon Cast Method for Quantification of Photoablation

Werner Bachmann, MD, MSC; Benedikt Jean, MD, PhD; Thomas Bende, PHD; Theo Seiler, MD, PHD; Raimund Hibst, PhD; Hans-J Thiel, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(5):363-367

A Comparison of Excimer Laser (308 nm) Ablation of the Human Lens Nucleus in Air and Saline With a Fiber Optic Delivery System

Marvin Martinez, BSc; Ezra Maguen, MD; David Bardenstein, MD; Michael Duffy, MD; Seth Yoser, MD; Thanassis Papaioannou, MSc; Warren Grundfest, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(5):368-374

Corneal Wound Healing After Excimer Laser Ablation in Rabbits: Expanding Versus Contracting Apertures

Mauro Campos, MD; Kevin Cuevas; Emil Shieh; Jenny J Garbus; J McDonnell, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(5):378-381

A Granny-Style Slip Knot for Use in Eye Surgery

David J Harris, Jr, MD, FACS; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1992;8(5):396-398

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