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
  • May 1996
  • Volume 12 · Issue 4

Laser Center Companies Develop US Market

Michael Moretti

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):451-453

Letters to the Editor

The Problem of Undercorrection After Laser In Situ Keratomileusis: An Explanation

Gernot I W Duncker, MD; Marita Amm, MD; Eckard Schröder, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):454

Optical Modeling of the Intrastromal Corneal Ring/Response

Thomas Silvestrini; Sude Patel, PhD, FBCO; J Marshall, PhD; F W Fitzke, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):456-458

Original Articles

Mechanical Stability of the Cornea After Radial Keratotomy and Photorefractive Keratectomy

Jesper Ø Hjortdal, MD, PhD; Andreas Böhm, MD; Markus Kohlhaas, MD; Hanne Olsen, MD; Ralph Lerche, MD; Niels Ehlers, DrMedSci; Jörg Draeger, DrMed

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):459-536

Brief Reports

Influence of Pregnancy and Labor on Outcome of Photorefractive Keratectomy

Limor Hefetz, MD; Alexander Gershevich, MD; David Haviv, MD; David Krakowski, MD; Moshe Eshkoly, MD; Pinhas Nemet, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):511-512

New Technique

Preliminary Evaluation of a Hydrogel Core-and-Skirt Keratoprosthesis in the Rabbit Cornea

Geoffrey J Crawford, MD; Traian V Chirila, PhD; Sarojini Vijayasekaran; Paul D Dalton; Ian J Constable, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):525-529

The Effect of Various Methods of Eye Immobilization on Corneal Topography

Neal A Sher, MD; Bradley A Fundingsland; Andrew Bergin; Thomas Burba; Simon Forber; Janet DeMarchi

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):467-537

Assessment of Ablation Zone Centration After Photorefractive Keratectomy Using a Vector Center of Mass Formula

Dante Almendral, MD; Stephen G Waller, MD; Jonathan H Talamo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):483-537

Photodocumentation of Corneal Scarring

Joseph T Barr, OD, MS; Mae O Gordon, PhD; Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD; Kelly Pellican, OD, MS; Timothy B Edrington, OD, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):492-537

Photorefractive Keratectomy for Compound Myopic Astigmatism With an Eye Cup Erodible Mask Delivery System

Rosario Brancato, MD; Francesco Carones, MD; Elisabetta Venturi, MD; Alessandro Morico, MD; Pier Giorgio Gobbi, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):501-538

Epithelial Inclusion Cysts Following Epikeratoplasty

Ali A Al-Rajhi, MD, FRCS; Soliman A Al-Kharashi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):516-519

Transient Central Corneal Steepening After Radial Keratotomy

Kurt A Suzard, MD, FACS; Bradley R Fundingsland; Miles Friedlander, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):520-524

Abstracts With Comments

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(4):530-532

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