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
  • September 1996
  • Volume 12 · Issue 6
Letters to the Editor

Main Causes of Reduced Intraocular Pressure after Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy/RESPONSE

Sudi Patel, PhD, FCOptom; Ioannis M Aslanides, MD; Isaak Schipper, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(6):673-674

Corneal Endothelium after PRK and LASIK

Joseph Colin, MD; Béatrice Cochener, MD; Gwenaelle Le Floch, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(6):674

Original Articles

Corneal Wound Healing and Nerve Morphology after Excimer Laser In Situ Keratomileusis in Human Eyes

Terho Latvala, MD; Carmen Barraquer-Coll, MD; Kaarina Tervo, MD; Timo Tervo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(6):677-733

Brief Reports

Hot Needle Thermal Keratoplasty to Correct Naturally Occurring Hyperopic Astigmatism

Dominique Y Charpentier, MD; Franck Bertel, MD; Michel Duplessix, MD; Joseph Colin, MD; Philippe Denis, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(6):705-708

Surgical Techniques

Management and Treatment of Central Steep Islands after Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy

Alfredo Castillo, MD, PhD; Francisco Romero, MD; Jose A Martin-Valverde, MD; David Diaz-Valle, MD, PhD; Nicolas Toledano, MD; Octavio Sayagues, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(6):715-720


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(6):676

Photorefractive Keratectomy for Hyperopic and Mixed Astigmatism

Dieter G J Dausch, MD; Robert J Klein, MD; Eckhard Schröder; Stephan Niemczyk

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(6):684-734

Four Techniques for Retreatment After Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy

Leopoldo Spadea, MD; Guido Bianco, MD; Emilio Balestrazzi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(6):693-734

Inferior Steepening is Associated with Thinning of the Inferotemporal Cornea

Joseph Colin, MD; Yves Sale, MD; Florence Malet, MD; Beatrice Cochener, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(6):697-734

Variability in Corneal Thickness Before, During, and After Radial Keratotomy

Mark A Terry, MD; Paula J Ousley, MT(ASCP)

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(6):700-735

Posterior Polymorphous Dystrophy Associated with Astigmatism and Amblyopia in Children

Patrick A DeRespinis, MD; Richard A Norden, MD; Lauren C Rispoli, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(6):709-714

Picosecond Laser In Situ Keratomileusis with a 1053-nm Nd:YLF Laser

Mitsutoshi Ito, MD; Andrew J Quantock, PhD; Sameena Malhan, MD; David J Schanzlin, MD; Ronald R Krueger, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1996;12(6):721-728

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