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
2018 Impact Factor 3.000

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

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Past Issue
  • September 1997
  • Volume 13 · Issue 6
Letters to the Editor

LASIK for Myopia and Astigmatism after Penetrating Keratoplasty/Response

Roberto Zaldivar, MD; Jonathan Davidorf, MD; Susana Oscherow, MD; Eduardo A Arenas, MD, FACS; Julian L Garcia, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):501-502

Intraocular Use of Hyaluronidase to Dissolve Sodium Hyaluronic Acid

Paul U Fechner, MD; Wolfgang Wichmann, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):502-503

Original Article with Comments and Response
Brief Report

Removal of Age-related Cataract and Iris Claw Phakic Intraocular Lens

José L Menezo, MD, PhD; Angel L Cisneros, MD; Vicente Rodriguez-Salvador, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):589-590

Book Review

Casebeer Incisional Keratotomy

Claudia M Francesconi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):591


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):490

Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy for Hyperopia

Juhani Pietilä, MD; Petri Mäkinen, MD; Seppo Pajari, MD; Hannu Uusitalo, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):504-510

Excimer Laser In Situ Keratomileusis to Correct Compound Myopic Astigmatism

M Alaa El Danasoury, MD, FRCS; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth; Akef El Maghraby, MD, FRCS; Kamal Mehrez, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):511-520

Excimer Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Myopia

Paolo M Pesando, MD; Maria P Ghiringhello; Paolo Tagliavacche, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):521-527

Three Multizone Photorefractive Keratectomy Algorithms for Myopia

Noel A Alpins, FRACO, FRCOphth, FACS; Hugh R Taylor, MD, FRACO, FRACS; David G Kent, FRACO, FRACS; Yi Lu, MD; Mary Liew, MSc; Terry Couper, Dip App Sc (Orth); Virginia McGough, B Appl Sc (Orth)

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):535-544

Iris Claw Phakic Intraocular Lens for High Myopia

José L Menezo, MD, PhD; Juan A Aviño, MD; Angel Cisneros, MD; Vicente Rodriguez-Salvador, MD; Rafael Martinez-Costa, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):545-555

Corneal Asphericity in Eye Bank Eyes Implanted with the Intrastromal Corneal Ring

Terry E Burris, MD; Debby K Holmes-Higgin, MS; Thomas A Silvestrini, MS; John A Scholl, MS; Robert A Proudfoot, BS; Phillip C Baker, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):556-567

Dichlorotriazinyl Aminofluorescein Inhibits Human Keratocyte Proliferation in Vitro

Roya Rofougaran, MD; Won Ryang Wee, MD; Alireza Pakkar, MD; Peter J McDonnell, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):568-570

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Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1997;13(6):592-594

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