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
  • July 1997
  • Volume 13 · Issue 4
Letters to the Editor

Halos after PRK

George W Rozakis, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):340

Letter to the Editor

Wrinkled Corneal Flaps after LASIK

Jaswant Singh Pannu, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):341

Original Articles

Permalens Hydrogel Intracorneal Lenses for Spherical Ametropia

José I Barraquer, M, MD; Maria Laura Gomez, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):342-348

Special Article

Proper Method for Calculating Average Visual Acuity

Jack T Holladay, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):388-391

Brief Report

Bilateral Cataract after Phakic Posterior Chamber Top Hat-style Silicone Intraocular Lens

Burkhard Wiechens, MD; Martin Winter, MD; Wolfgang Haigis, PhD; Wilhelm Happe, MD; Stephan Behrendt, MD; Rainer Rochels, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):392-397

Book Reviews


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):329

ISRS Matches Fast Pace of Refractive Surgery

Jeffrey B Robin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):338-339

PRK after RK/Reply

Thomas J Dehaven, MD; Ali A Al-Rajhi, MD, FRCS; Klaus D Teichmann, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):340-341

Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy for Hyperopia

Jean-Pierre Danjoux, FRCOphth; Richard S Kalski, MD; Michael A Lawless, FRACS, FRACO; Peter Cohen, FRACS, FRACO; Christopher Rogers, FRACS, FRACO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):349-355

Effect of Transforming Growth Factor β1 on Stromal Haze following Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy in Rabbits

Jonathan S Myers, MD; Jose A P Gomes, MD; Steven B Siepser, MD; Christopher J Rapuano, MD; Ralph C Eagle, Jr, MD; Steven B Thom, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):356-361

Intraocular Lens Power Calculation for Cataract Surgery after Photorefractive Keratectomy for High Myopia

Richard S Kalski, MD; Jean-Pierre Danjoux, FRCOphth; Graham E Fraenkel, BM, BS; Michael A Lawless, FRACO, FRACS; Christopher Rogers, FRACO, FRACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):362-366

The Suction Bridge for Radial Keratotomy May Avoid Late Hyperopic Shift

Jorg H Krumeich, MD; Jan Daniel, MD; Robert Gast, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):367-373

Radial Keratotomy Enhancements for Residual Myopia

Johnny L Gayton, MD; Michelle Van Der Karr; Valerie Sanders, COT, CRA

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):374-381

Traumatic Aphakia Treated with an Iris Prosthesis/Intraocular Lens or Epikeratophakia

Hannu M Uusitalo, MD; Risto J Uusitalo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):382-387

Hyperopic Shift Induced by High Altitude after Radial Keratotomy

Donnell J Creel, PhD; Alan S Crandall, MD; Mano Swartz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):398-400

Corneal Iron Line Associated with Steep Central Islands after Photorefractive Keratectomy

Ronald R Krueger, MD; Ira Tersi, MD; Theo Seiler, MD, PHD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(4):401-403

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