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

The articles prior to January 2013 are part of the back file collection and are not available with a current paid subscription. To access the article, you may purchase it or purchase the complete back file collection here

Past Issue
  • July 1993
  • Volume 9 · Issue 4
Original Article

Astigmatism After Penetrating Keratoplasty Using the Krumeich Guided Trephine System

Sandra C Belmont, MD; Jeffrey L Zimm, MD; Rita L Storch, MD; Aspasia Draga, MD; Richard C Troutman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(4):250-254

Surgical Technique

Circumferential Block Resection to Reduce Myopia

Kurt A Buzard, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(4):283-292

Surgical Instrument

Design and Development of a New 193-Nanometer Excimer Laser Surgical System

Werner Förster, MD; Rasmus Beck, PhD; Holger Busse, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(4):293-299

New Idea
Letter to the Editor

Endothelial Damage by the Corneal Hessburg-Barron Vacuum Trephine

Jean-Marc Legeais, MD; Jean-Marie Parel, Ing ETS-G; Gabriel Simon, MD, PhD; Qiushi Ren, PhD; David Denham

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(4):255-258

Cryolathe Keratomileusis for Correction of Myopia of 4.00 to 8.00 Diopters

Fernando Polit, MD; Osama Ibrahim, MD; Akef El Maghraby, MD; Tarek Salah, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(4):259-267

Noninvasive Monitoring of Excimer Laser Ablation by Time-Resolved Reflectometry

Marwood N Ediger, PhD; George H Pettit, MD, PhD; Richard P Weiblinger, MA

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(4):268-275

Computer Program to Calculate Vectorial Change of Refraction Induced by Refractive Surgery

Antonio Calossi, OD; Franco Verzella, MD; Andrea Penso, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(4):276-282

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