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

The articles prior to January 2013 are part of the back file collection and are not available with a current paid subscription. To access the article, you may purchase it or purchase the complete back file collection here

Past Issue
  • July 1996
  • Volume 12 · Issue 5
Letters to the Editor

Excimer Laser System Failure

Timo Tervo, MD, PhD; Tiina Tuunanen, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(5):566

Vision-Threatening Stromal Folds After Myopic Keratomileusis

Paulo Schor, MD; Norma Alleman, MD; Wallace Chamon, MD; Mauro Campos, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(5):567-568

Original Articles

Laser In Situ Keratomileusis to Correct Myopia of -6.00 to -29.00 Diopters

Michael C Knorz, MD; Andreas Liermann, MD; Volker Seiberth, MD; Holger Steiner, MD; Bettina Wiesinger, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(5):575-655

Original Article with Comments and Response

Hexagonal Keratotomy-Should We Still Be Trying?

Theodore P Werblin, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(5):613-656

Lans Lecture
Brief Report

Bacterial Keratitis After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Ashraf Amayem, MD, FRCS; Ahmed Tawfik Ali, MD; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth; Osama Ibrahim, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(5):642-644


Comparison of Intersecting Trapezoidal Keratotomy and Arcuate Transverse Keratotomy in the Correction of High Astigmatism

Miguel A Harto, MD; Miguel J Maldonado, MD; Angel L Cisneros, MD; Vicente T Perez-Torregrosa, MD; José L Menezo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(5):585-655

Measurement of Irregular Astigmatism Using Semimeridian Data from Videokeratographs

Vincent M Borderie, MD; Laurent Laroche, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(5):595-655

Failure of Mechanical Epithelial Removal to Reverse Persistent Hyperopia After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Charline A Gauthier, PhD; Per Fagerholm, MD, PhD; Daniel Epstein, MD, PhD; Brien A Holden, PhD; Bjorn Tengroth, MD, PhD; Helene Hamberg-Nystrom, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(5):601-656

Ultrastructure of Picosecond Laser Intrastromal Photodisruption

Ronald R Krueger, MD; Andrew J Quantock, PhD; Tibor Juhasz, PhD; Mitsutoshi Ito, MD; Kerry K Assil, MD; David J Schanzlin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(5):607-656

Histologic Changes and Wound Healing Response Following 10-Pulse Noncontact Holmium:YAG Laser Thermal Keratoplasty

Douglas D Koch, MD; Thomas Kohnen, MD; Janet A Anderson, PhD; Perry S Binder, MD; Max N Moore, BSc; Richard F Menefee, AAS; Giuseppe L Valderamma, PhD; Michael J Berry, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(5):623-656

Evolving Coverage in Reporting Refractive Surgery in the Popular Press

Shetal Shah; Peter S Hersh, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(5):638-641

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