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
  • March 1996
  • Volume 12 · Issue 3
Letters to the Editor

Kremer Defends Laser^sub K^

Frederic B Kremer, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):330

Reporting of Negative Results Important

Zane F Pollard, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):330


The Introduction of New Procedures and Technology: A Different View

J Charles Casebeer, MD; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):331-333

Original Articles

Closed-System Technique for Implantation of Iris-Supported Negative-Power Intraocular Lens

Jorg H Krumeich, MD; Jan Daniel, MD; Robert Gast, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):334-430

New Instruments

Excimer Laser Calibration System

John D Gottsch, MD; Erik V Rencs; James L Cambier, PhD; Deborah Hall; Dimitri T Azar, MD; Walter J Stark, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):401-411

Brief Report

Photorefractive Keratectomy and Laser In Situ Keratomileusis for Myopia Between 6.00 and 10.00 Diopters

Sherif A Helmy, MD; Ayman Salah, MD; Tarek T Badawy, MD; Ahmed N Sidky, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):417-421

Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia With a 6-mm Beam Diameter

Shetal I Shah; Peter S Hersh, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):341-430

Comparison of Corneal Epithelial Wound Healing After Photorefractive and Lamellar Keratectomy

James J Reidy, MD; Mark S Jacobson, MD; Hilary W Thompson, PhD; Roger W Beuerman, PhD; David H Leach, MD; Marguerite B McDonald, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):352-431

Control of Pain After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Seema Verma, FRCOphth; John Marshall, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):358-431

Assessment of Subjective Pain Following Photorefractive Keratectomy

Catherine A McCarty, PhD, MPH; Sinéad K M Garrett, BSc Appl; Geoffrey F Aldred, BBus; Hugh R Taylor, MD, FRACO, FRACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):365-431

Inflammatory Cells, Refractive Regression, and Haze After Excimer Laser PRK

Susana Ramirez-Florez, MD; David M Maurice, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):370-431

Pilocarpine in the Management of Overcorrection After Radial Keratotomy

Eduardo Laranjeira, MD; Kurt A Buzard, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):382-431

Acute Tissue Deformation of the Human Cornea After Radial Keratotomy

Jesper Ø Hjortdal, MD, PhD; Niels Ehlers, MD, DrMedSci

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):391-432

Quantitative Measurement of Corneal Haze After Myopic PRK

Shou-Sung Chang, MSc; David M Maurice, PhD; Susana Ramirez-Florez, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(3):412-416

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