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
  • January 1997
  • Volume 13 · Issue 1
Letters to the Editor

Refractive Regression after Photorefractive Keratectomy

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):11

Letters to the Editors

Variation in Corneal Thickness

J Charles Casebeer, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):12

Original Articles

Correction of Hyperopia Induced by Photorefractive Keratectomy Using Non-contact Ho:YAG Laser Thermal Keratoplasty

Jorge L Alió, MD, PhD; Mahmoud M Ismail, MD; Alberto Artola, MD; J J Pérez Santonja, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):13-97

New Techniques

Coralline Hydroxyapatite Keratoprosthesis in Rabbits

Carlos R León, MD; José I Barraquer, Jr, MD; José I Barraquer, Sn, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):74-78

Product News

Correction of Hyperopia with Non-contact Ho:YAG Laser Thermal Keratoplasty

Jorge L Alió, MD, PhD; Mahmoud M Ismail, MD; J Luis Sanchéz Pego, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):17-97

Influence of Patient Age on Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia

Daniella Levanon, MD; Anat Loewenstein, MD; Isaac Lipshitz, MD; Ayala Ben-Sirah, MD; Moshe Lazar, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):23-97

Laser In Situ Keratomileusis for Astigmatism and Myopia after Penetrating Keratoplasty

Eduardo Arenas, MD, FACS; Antonio Maglione, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):27-98

Effect of Refractive Surgery Experience on Outcomes after Photorefractive Keratectomy

Paul J Dougherty, MD; Richard L Lindstrom, MD; David R Hardten, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):33-98

Screening for Psychiatric Distress and Low Self-esteem in Patients Presenting for Excimer Laser Surgery for Myopia

Brian Kidd, MRCPsych; Cameron Stark, MRCPsych; Charles N J McGhee, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):40-98

Long-term Follow-up of Pediatric Epikeratophakia

Risto J Uusitalo, MD; Hannu M Uusitalo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):45-99

Effect of Variations in Surgical Technique and Patient Management on Outcomes of Photorefractive Keratectomy

Catherine A McCarty, PhD, MPH; G F Aldred, BBus; H R Taylor, MD, FRACO, FRACS; T Couper, DipAppSc(Orthoptics)

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):55-99

Ultrastructural and Immunohistochemical Findings after Linear Excimer Laser Keratectomy

Martin Winter, MD; Stephan Behrendt, MD; Perry S Binder, MD; Gernot I W Duncker, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):60-99

Clinical Effect of Blowing Nitrogen Gas across the Cornea during Photorefractive Keratectomy

Motozumi Itoi, MD, PhD; Robert Ryan, OD; Michael Depaolis, OD; James V Aquavella, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):69-99

Treatment of Halos after Photorefractive Keratectomy

Gilles Lafond, MD, FRCS(C)

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):83-88

Calibration of Trephine Blade Depth

Paulo Schor, MD; Eduardo Rocha, MD; Devinder P Cheema, MD; David Miller, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):89-90


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(1):91

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