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”
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• 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

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Past Issue
  • November 1996
  • Volume 12 · Issue 7
Letters to the Editor

Corneal Epithelial Defect May Affect Anterior Chamber Flare

Ran Sun, MD; Howard V Gimbel, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):755

Centration for Keratorefractive Surgery/Reply

Gary W Hall, MD; David L Guyton, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):755-757

Refractive Regression after Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy

Juan-Carlos Abad, MD; Jonathan E Lim, BS; Jonathan H Talamo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):757

Original Articles

Histopathological Comparison of Photorefractive Keratectomy and Laser In Situ Keratomileusis in Rabbits

Marita Amm, MD; Wolfgang Wetzel, MD; Martin Winter, MD; Detler Uthoff, MD; Gernot I W Duncker, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):758-766

Brief Report

Retrephination Keratoplasty for High Astigmatism after Penetrating Keratoplasty

Ronald R Krueger, MD; Robert J Landry, MD; Kerry K Assil, MD; David J Schanzlin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):806-808


Night Halos after Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty

Sandra Belmont, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):809-812

Corneal Ablation Profiles for Correction of Hyperopia with the Excimer Laser

Hans G Dierick, MD; Luc Missotten, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):767-773

Topography of Rabbit Corneas after Photorefractive Keratectomy for Hyperopia Using Airborne Rotational Masks

Hans G Dierick, MD; Catherine E Van Mellaert, MD; Luc Missotten, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):774-782

Diclofenac Sodium Attenuates Neural Activity after Photorefractive Keratectomy in Rabbits

Roger W Beuerman, PhD; Marguerite B McDonald, MD; Daming Zhang, MD; Ray J Varnell, PhD; Hilary W Thompson, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):783-791

Diclofenac and Ketorolac in the Treatment of Pain after Photorefractive Keratectomy

V Moss Weinstock; David J Weinstock, MD; S Joseph Weinstock, MD, FRCSC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):792-794

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy for Granular and Lattice Corneal Dystrophies at 1.5 to 4 Years

Belquiz A Nassaralla, MD; Jenny Garbus, BS; Peter J McDonnell, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):795-800

Photorefractive Keratectomy after Radial Keratotomy

Ali A Al-Rajhi, MD, FRCS; J Miguel Risco, MD; Ihsan A Badr, FRCS; Klaus D Teichmann, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):801-805

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Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(7):825

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