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 1995
  • Volume 11 · Issue 2
Original Articles

Forward Light Scatter at One Month After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Joseph M Harrison, PhD; Thomas B Tennant, BS; Marc C Gwin; Raymond A Applegate, OD, PhD; Jerald L Tennant, MD; Thomas J T P van den Berg, PhD; Chris P Lohmann, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1995;11(2):83-88


Thermal Collateral Damage in Porcine Corneas After Photoablation With Free Electron Laser

Thomas Bende, PHD; R Walker; B Jean, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1995;11(2):129-136

Book Review

Color Atlas of Corneal Topography

David Miller, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1995;11(2):140

LASIK-The Future is Now

Lisa A Kearns

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1995;11(2):81-82

Comparison of Polycarbonate and Steel Test Surfaces for Videokeratography

Richard J Potvin, MASc; Desmond Fonn, MOptom; Luigina Sorbara, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1995;11(2):89-91

Corneal Topographic Changes Induced by Pterygia

Mark A Pavilack, MD; Barton L Halpern, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1995;11(2):92-95

Corneal Perforation in a Premature Infant

Bruce M Zagelbaum, MD; Edward M Stroh, MD; Henry D Perry, MD; Eric D Donnenfeld, MD; Alfred J Cossari, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1995;11(2):96-98

Refractive Index of the Human Corneal Epithelium and Stroma

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1995;11(2):100-141

Tear Fluid Cellular Fibronectin Levels After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Tuula Virtanen, MD; Sari Ylätupa, MS; Päivi Mertaniemi, MS; Paul Partanen, MS; Tiina Tuunanen, MD; Timo Tervo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1995;11(2):106-112

Epithelial Alterations Following Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia

Charline A Gauthier, OD; Daniel Epstein, MD, PhD; Brien A Holden, PhD; Björn Tengroth, MD, PhD; Per Fagerholm, MD, PhD; Helene Hamberg-Nyström, MD; Rebecca Sievert, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1995;11(2):113-141

Repeatability of Corneal Topography: The "Corneal Field"

Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD; Nina E Friedman, OD, MS; Donald O Mutti, OD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1995;11(2):119-142

Release of Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide in Tears After Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy

Timo M T Tervo, MD; Päivi Mertaniemi, MS; Sari Ylätupa, MS; M Kaarina Tervo, MD; Tuula Virtanen, MD; Paul Partanen, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1995;11(2):126-128

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