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
  • November 1997
  • Volume 13 · Issue 7
Letter to the Editor

Herpes Simplex Keratitis after Photorefractive Keratectomy

Kerstin Wulff, MD; Paul U Fechner, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(7):613

Original Articles

Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Low Myopia and Astigmatism with a Scanning Spot Excimer Laser

Roberto Zaldivar, MD; Jonathan M Davidorf, MD; Mitchell C Shultz, MD; Susana Oscherow, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(7):614-619

Book Reviews

Lamellar Refractive Surgery

Peter A Rapoza, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(7):675-676


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(7):610

Photorefractive Keratectomy For Hyperopia and Aphakia with a Scanning Spot Excimer Laser

Bozkurt Sener, MD; Akif Özdamar, MD; Cengiz Aras, MD; Ates Yanyali, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(7):620-623

Treatment of Irregular Astigmatism with a Broad Beam Excimer Laser

Kurt A Buzard, MD, FACS; Bradley R Fundingsland, BS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(7):624-636

The Effect of Topical Corticosteroids on Refractive Outcome and Corneal Haze after Photorefractive Keratectomy

Seung-Hee Baek, MD; Jin-Ho Chang, MD; Sang-Yul Choi, MD; Woo-Jung Kim, MD; Jin-Hak Lee, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(7):644-652

Photodisruption in the Human Cornea as a Function of Laser Pulse Width

Ron M Kurtz, MD; Xinbing Liu, PhD; Victor M Elner, MD, PhD; Jeffrey A Squier, PhD; Detao Du, PhD; Gerard A Mourou, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(7):653-658

Epikeratoplasty for Keratoconus Using Manually Dissected Fresh Lenticules: 4-year Follow-up

Rasik B Vajpayee, MBBS, MS; Namrata Sharma, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(7):659-662

Accuracy of Topcon CM-1000 Videokeratoscope on Spherical Test Surfaces

Elías Pérez-Yern, OD; Antonio Fimia-Gil, PhD; Felipe Mateos, PhD; Luis Carretero, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(7):663-668

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