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
  • September 1993
  • Volume 9 · Issue 5
Original Articles
Brief Reports

Corticosteroids vs Diclofenac in the Treatment of Delayed Regression After Myopic Photorefractive Keratectomy

Rosario Brancato, MD; Francesco Carones, MD; Elisabetta Venturi, MD; Alberto Bertuzzi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(5):376-378

Surgical Technique

Arcuate Keratotomy for the Correction of Spherical Hyperopia in Human Cadaver Eyes

Michael P Vrabec, MD; Daniel S Durrie, MD; John D Hunkeler, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(5):388-391

Letters to the Editor


Richard A Eiferman, MD; Leon Lane, MD; Mark Law, MD; Yvonne Fields, COT

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(5):394-395


Jorge L Alio, MD, PhD; Mahmoud M Ismael, MD; Alberto Artola, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(5):395


Joseph Colin, MD; Beatrice Cochener, MD; Colette Gallinaro, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(5):395-396

Book Review

Effects of Air Injection Into the Corneal Stroma of Man: An In Vitro Study

Timothy J Freegard, FRCS, FCOphth; Ray Moss, MD; Chad K Rostron, FRCS, FCOphth; P Noel Dilly, PhD, FCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(5):340-346

Computer-Assisted Corneal Topography: Accuracy and Reproducibility of the Topographic Modeling System

Jean-Marc Legeais, MD, MS; Qiushi Ren, PhD; Gabriel Simon, MD, PhD; Jean-Marie Parel, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(5):347-357

Influence of Radial Keratotomy on Endogenous Hyaluronan in Cornea and Aqueous Humour

Nils Molander, MD; Ulf Lindquist, PhD; Ulf Stenevi, MD, PhD; Anette von Malmborg; Berndt Ehinger, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(5):358-365

Model for Predicting the Optical Performance of the Eye in Refractive Surgery

Sudi Patel, PhD; John Marshall, PhD; Frederick W Fitzke, III, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(5):366-375

Keratoconus and Corneal Hydrops Associated With Compulsive Eye Rubbing

Steven B Koenig, MD; Randall W Smith, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(5):383-384

High-Frequency Ultrasound Measurement of the Thickness of the Corneal Epithelium

Dan Z Reinstein, MB BChir; Ronald H Silverman, PhD; D Jackson Coleman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1993;9(5):385-387

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