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
  • March Supplement 1993
  • Volume 9 · Issue 2
Corneal Topography

Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy to Correct Residual Myopia After Radial Keratotomy

Tae Won Hahn, MD; Jae Ho Kim, MD; Young Chun Lee, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S25-S29

Greek PRK

Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia from 6.00 D to 10.00 D

Lucio Buratto, MD; Massimo Ferrari, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S34-S36


Randomized Study of Single vs Double Exposure in Myopic PRK

Antonio Scialdone, MD; Francesco Carones, MD; Alberto Bertuzzi, MD; Rosario Brancato, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S41-S43

Double Zone

Efficacy of Corticosteroids in Reversing Regression After Myopic Photorefractive Keratectomy

Francesco Carones, MD; Rosario Brancato, MD; Elisabetta Venturi, MD; Antonio Scialdone, MD; Alberto Bertuzzi, MD; Alessandra Tavola, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S52-S60

Contrast Sensitivity

Halos-A Problem for All Myopes? A Comparison Between Spectacles, Contact Lenses, and Photorefractive Keratectomy

Chris P Lohmann, MD; Fred W Fitzke, MD; Malcolm Kerr Muir, MD; John Marshall, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S72-S75

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy

Philosophy and Technique for Excimer Laser Phototherapeutic Keratectomy

Vance Thompson, MD; Daniel S Durrie, MD; Timothy B Cavanaugh, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S81-S85

PTK Technique

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy in Corneal Diseases

Werner Förster, MD; Stephan Grewe, MD; Ulrich Atzler, MD; Christian Lunecke, MD; Holger Busse, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S85-S90

Corneal Disease

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy: Strategies and Results in 12 Eyes

Peter S Hersh, MD, FACS; Andrew Spinak, MD; Randa Garrana, MD; Martin Mayers, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S90-S95

Bilateral Simultaneous Myopic PRK as Experienced by an Ophthalmologist

Iain J MacRobert, FRACS; Samuel S Ho, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S118-S121

Reis-Bückler's Dystrophy

Photorefractive Keratectomy in 472 Eyes

Frank L Lavery, FRCS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S98-S99

Plume Emission

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy in Nine Eyes With Superficial Corneal Diseases

Tae Won Hahn, MD; Woo Jin Sah, MD; Jae Ho Kim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S115-S118

PRK Opinion

Phototorefractive Keratectomy-A Personal Insight

Peter Cohen, FRACS, FRACO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S121-S122

Erodible Mask

Keratomileusis for Myopia With the Excimer Laser (Buratto Technique): Short-Term Results

L Buratto, MD; M Ferrari, MD; C Genisi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S130-S133

Special Issue: Laser Corneal Surgery

David F Muller, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S3

Visual, Refractive, and Patient Satisfaction Results Following Bilateral Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia

Howard V Gimbel, MD; John A Van Westenbrugge, MD; W Harold Johnson, MD; Anton B Willerscheidt, MD; Ran Sun, MD; Maria Ferensowicz, MA

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S5-S9

Photorefractive Keratectomy in 202 Myopic Eyes: One Year Results

Jae Ho Kim, MD; Tae Won Hahn, MD; Young Chun Lee, MD; Cheon Ki Joo, MD; Woo Jin Sah, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S11-S16

Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia: Preliminary Results in 147 Eyes

Jeffery J Machat, MD; Fouad Tayfour, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S16-S19

Corneal Topographic Analysis of Photorefractive Keratectomy in 175 Myopic Eyes

Emilia Cantera, MD; Italo Cantera, MD; Luigi Olivieri, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S19-S22

Effect of Centering Excimer Laser PRK on Refractive Results: A Corneal Topography Study

Leopoldo Spadea, MD; Lelio Sabetti, MD; Emilio Balestrazzi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S22-S25

Correction of Myopic Anisometropia with Photorefractive Keratectomy in 15 Eyes

S P Georgaras, MD; G Neos; S P Margetis; M Tzenaki

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S29-S34

Multistep Photorefractive Keratectomy for High Myopia

Young Soo Cho, MD, PhD; Chang Geun Kim, MD; Won Boong Kim, MD; Chang Woo Kim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S37-S41

Clinical Experience of Two-Step Photorefractive Keratectomy in 19 Eyes With High Myopia

Jae Ho Kim, MD; Tae Won Hahn, MD; Young Chun Lee, MD; Woo Jin Sah, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S44-S47

Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia: Single vs Double-Zone Treatment in 166 Eyes

Alessandra Tavola, MD; Rosario Brancato, MD; Laura Galli, MD; Francesco Carones, MD; Stefano Esente, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S48-S52

Effect of Corticosteroids in Postoperative Care Following Photorefractive Keratectomies

B Tengroth, MD; P Fagerholm, MD; P Söderberg; H Hamberg-Nyström, MD; D Epstein, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S61-S64

Contrast Sensitivity Under Photopic Conditions in Photorefractive Keratectomy: A Preliminary Study

S Esente, MD; N Passarelli, MD; L Falco, MD; F Passani, MD; D Guidi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S70-S72

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy: Long-Term Results in 166 Eyes

Per Fagerholm, MD; Thomas D Fitzsimmons, MD; Mats Örndahl; Lena Öhman, MD; Björn Tengroth, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S76-S81

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy for Reis-Bückler's Dystrophy

Michael A Lawless, FRACS; Peter Cohen, FRACS; Chris Rogers, FRACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S96-S98

Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia: Clinical Results in 96 Eyes

Ionnais G Pallikaris, MD; Ioannia E Lambropoulos, MD; Paul K Kolydas, MD; Nick S Nicolopoulos; Ioannis E Kotsiras, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S101-S102

Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia: 6-Month Results in 95 Eyes

Miles K Tutton, FRCS; Terry G Ramsell; J Bernard Garston; Jiten J Tolia; Dipak K Banerjee; Hari P Adhikary; Michael Birch; Paul M H Cherry; Christopher G Neave; Claus M Fichte

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S103-S104

Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia: 18-Month Results in 178 Eyes

D Pita Salorio, MD, PhD; J Costa, MD, PhD; C Larena, MD; J Mauricio, MD; P Motos, MD; R Emeterio, MD; J R Fontenla, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S108-S110

Plume Emission, Shock Wave and Surface Wave Formation During Excimer Laser Ablation of the Cornea

Zs Bor, PhD, DSc; B Hopp; B Rácz, PhD; G Szabó, PhD; I Ratkay, MD; I Süveges, MD, PhD, DSc; Á Füst, MD; J Mohay, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S111-S115

PRK Using an Absorbing Cell Delivery System for Correction of Myopia From 4 to 26 D in 3251 Eyes

S N Fyodorov, MD; A D Semyonov, MD; J A Magaramov, MD; A A Kharizov, MD; O F Kachalina, MD; M Yu Orlov, PhD; V S Tyurin, PhD; V A Sugrobov, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S123-S124

The Erodible Mask in Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia and Astigmatism

Rosario Brancato, MD; Francesco Carones, MD; Giuseppe Trabucchi, MD; Antonio Scialdone, MD; Alessandra Tavola, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S125-S130

Holmium:YAG Laser Thermokeratoplasty for Hyperopia and Astigmatism: An Overview

Vance M Thompson, MD; Theo Seiler, MD, PHD; Daniel S Durrie, MD; Timothy B Cavanaugh, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S134-S137

Excimer Laser Photoablation of Primary Familial Amyloidosis of the Cornea

Maurice E John, MD; Eduardo Martines, MD; Tadeu Cvintal, MD; Carol Ballew, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S138-S141

Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia: Six Month Results of 193 Eyes

S Joseph Weinstock, MD; V Moss Weinstock

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(2):S142

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