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 1997
  • Volume 13 · Issue 3


George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):211-212


Quality of Vision and Freedom from Optical Correction after Refractive Surgery

George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):213-215

Original Articles

Posterior Chamber Silicone Phakic Intraocular Lens

António Marinho, MD, PhD; Manuel C Neves, MD; Maria C Pinto, MD; Fernando Vaz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):219-222

Original Article with Comments and Response

Surgical Correction of High Myopia in Phakic Eyes with Worst-Fechner Myopia Intraocular Lenses

Juan J Pérez-Santonja, MD; Miguel A Zato, MD; José MD Bueno

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):268-284

Barraquer Lecture
Special Article

Refractive Surgery, Optical Aberrations, and Visual Performance

Raymond A Applegate, OD, PhD; Howard C Howland, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):295-299



Theodore P Werblin, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):300-301

New Idea

Asymmetric Radial Keratotomy for the Correction of Keratoconus

Massimo Lombardi, MD; Marco Abbondanza, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):302-307

Brief Reports

Increased Corneal Scarring after Phototherapeutic Keratectomy in Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

Mohammed Alaa, MD, FRCS; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth; Amin Malaty, MD; Hans Grossniklaus, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):308-310

Age-related Refractive Shifts in Simple Myopia

Azhar Nizam, MS; Karen L Ellingsen, BS; Bruce A Ellingsen, MD; Michael J Lynn, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):223-228

Prevalence of Myopia in Adults: Implications for Refractive Surgeons

Catherine A McCarty, PhD, MPH; Patricia M Livingston, PhD; Hugh R Taylor, MD, FRACO, FRACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):229-234

Corneal Ablation Profilometry and Steep Central Islands

John K Shimmick, MS; William B Telfair, PhD; Charles R Munnerlyn, PhD; Jimmy D Bartlett, OD; Stephen L Trokel, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):235-245

Corneal Optical Aberrations Induced by Photorefractive Keratectomy

Katherine M Oliver, MCOptom, BSc(Hons); Richard P Hemenger, OD, PhD; Melanie C Corbett, BSc, FRCS; Seema Verma, FRCOphth; John Marshall, PhD; Alan Tomlinson, FCOptom, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):246-254

Improved Technique of Circular Keratotomy for the Correction of Corneal Astigmatism

Jorg H Krumeich, MD; A Knülle, PhD; J Daniel, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):255-262

Comparison of Corneal Epithelial Wound Healing after Photorefractive Keratectomy in the Rabbit with Two Types of Excimer Lasers

Heléne Hamberg-Nyström, MD; G-B van Setten, MD, PhD; Per Fagerholm, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):263-267

Topical Diclofenac Sodium after Excimer Laser Phototherapeutic Keratectomy

Werner Förster, MD; Imola Ratkay, MD; Ronald Krueger, MD; Holger Busse, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):311-313

Nocardial Keratitis after Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Juan J Pérez-Santonja, MD; Hani F Sakla, MD; Alfredo Zorraquino, PhD; José L Abad, PhD; Jaime Esteban, MD; Jorge L Alió, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(3):314-317

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