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

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Past Issue
  • February 1996
  • Volume 12 · Issue 2

Proceedings vs. Peer Review

George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):221

Original Articles

Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) for Myopia from -7 to -18 Diopters

José L Güell, MD, PhD; Ana Muller, COMT

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):222-228

Comparison of Videokeratoscopes

Comparison of Three Videokeratoscopes in Measurement of Toric Test Surfaces

John E Greivenkamp, PhD; Mark D Mellinger, MS; Robert W Snyder, MD, PhD; James T Schwiegerling, MS; Andrew E Lowman, MS; Joseph M Miller, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):229-239

Tracker-Assisted PRK

Tracker-Assisted Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia of -1 to -6 Diopters

loannis Pallikaris, MD; Marguerite B McDonald, MD; Dimitrios Siganos, MD; Gregory Klonos, MD; Stathis Detorakis, MD; Randy Frey, BSEE (Eng); Richard Downes, MSEE (Eng); Charline A Gauthier, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):240-247

Retinal Image Contrast

Mathematical Simulation of Retinal Image Contrast After Photorefractive Keratectomy With a Diaphragm Mask

Klaus Ludwig, MD, MSc; Peter Schäffer, PhD; Herbert Gross, PhD; Theo Lasser, MSc; Anselm Kampik, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):248-253

Supplement: Proceedings of Aegean Cornea II
Photorefractive Keratectomy
Proceedings of Aegean Cornea II

Photorefractive Keratectomy With a Transition Zone for Myopia from -7 to -14 Diopters

Dimitrios S Siganos, MD; loannis G Pallikaris, MD; Vasilios N Margaritis, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S261-S263

Stability and Complications of Photorefractive Keratectomy Over 2.5 Years

C J Koufala, MD; J E Lampbropoulos, MD; J E Kotsiras, MD; T E Orfanides, MD; J G Pallikaris, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S264-S266

Disability Glare After Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia

Ulrike M Niesen, MD; Urs Businger, OD; Isaak Schipper, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S267-S268

Centration of Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy and Changes in Astigmatism

Rengin Aktunç, MD; Turgay Aktunç, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S268-S271

Double Zone PRK for High Myopia

Turgay Aktunç, MD; Rengin Aktunç, MD; Halil Bahçecioglu, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S271-S273

Night Vision Testing in Unoperated Eyes

George J Florakis, MD; Daniel A Jewelewicz, MD; Nancy I Fan, BA; Stephen L Trokel, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S311-S312

Aegean Cornea II

Comparison of Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia Using 5 mm and 6 mm Diameter Ablation Zones

Antony T Morris, FRCS; C Peter Ring, FRCS; O Bruce Hadden, FRACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S275-S277

Keratometric Readings After Photorefractive Keratectomy Are Unreliable for Calculating IOL Power

Dimitrios S Siganos, MD; Ioannis G Pallikaris, MD; John E Lambropoulos, MD; Constantina J Koufala, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S278-S279

A Computer Model for Predicting Image Quality After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Gregory G Klonos, MD; John Pallikaris, MD; Frederick W Fitzke, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S280-S284

Intrastromal Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia by Nd:YLF Picosecond Laser

Vincenzo Marchi, MD; Antonio Gualano, MD; Giulio Zumbo, MD; Stefano Marchi

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S284-S287

Successful Phototherapeutic Keratectomy for Recurrent Erosions in Bullous Keratopathy

Urs Thomann, MD; Ulrike Niesen, MD; lsaak Schipper, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S290-S292

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy in Macular Corneal Dystrophy With Recurrent Erosions

Dimitrios D Droutsas; George E Tsioulias, MD; John E Kotsiras, MD; Constantina J Koufala, MD; John E Lambropoulos, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S293-S294

Incision Depth vs. Incision Number in the Rupture Strength of Pig Eyes Following Radial Keratotomy

John S Kung, MD; John A Lucca, MD; Jaime Santaniaria, II, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S294-S296

Arcuate Transverse Keratotomy With a Mechanical Arcutome Based on Videokeratography

Ioannis G Pallikaris, MD; Michael E Xirafis; Leonidas P Naoumidis, PhD; Dimitrios S Siganos, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S296-S299

Effect of Incision Direction on Refractive Outcome After Radial Keratotomy

Gerald W Flanagan, OD; Perry S Binder, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S299-S301

Penetrating Keratoplasty and Transsclerally Suture-Fixated Intraocular Lenses

Artemios S Kandarakis, MD; Konstatinos G Doulas, MD; Apostolos G Amariotakis, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S304-S306

Corneal Topography for Intraocular Lens Power Calculations

S Alimisi, MD; D Miltsakakis, MD; S Klyce, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S309-S311

Histological Evaluation of Phthalocyanine Mediated Photodynamic Occlusion of Corneal Neovascularization Enhanced by Hyperbaric Oxygenation

I G Pallikaris, MD; V N Margaritis, MD; I I Naoumidi, PhD; L P Naoumidis, PhD; M K Tsilimbaris, PhD; J A Panagopoulos, PhD; I C Tsamparlakis, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S313-S316

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy

Excimer Laser Phototherapeutic Keratectomy for Corneal Opacities and Recurrent Erosion

Vasilios P Kozobolis, MD; Dimitrios S Siganos, MD; George S Meladakis, MD; Ioannis G Pallikaris, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S288-S290

Penetrating Keratoplasty

A New Scleral Suction Trephine for Retrieval of Corneoscleral Donor Tissue

Michael P Vrabec, MD; Nancy I Fan, BA; Patricia Dahl, BS; George J Florakis, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(2):S302-S303

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