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

The articles prior to January 2013 are part of the back file collection and are not available with a current paid subscription. To access the article, you may purchase it or purchase the complete back file collection here

Past Issue
  • November 1998
  • Volume 14 · Issue 6
Original Articles

Experimental Circular Keratotomy for Correction of Corneal Astigmatism

Robert H Wijdh, MD; Gabriël van Rij, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):594-596

Brief Reports

Refractive Results of Radial Keratotomy After 10 Years

Dominique Y Charpentier, MD; Philippe Garcia, MD; Franck Grunewald, MD; Dominique Brousse, MD; Michel Duplessix, MD; Thierry David, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):646-648

New Technique

Corneal Hydration Monitored by Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Ioannis G Pallikaris, MD; Harilaos S Ginis; Georgios A Kounis; Demetrios Anglos, PhD; Theodore G Papazoglou, PhD; Leonidas P Naoumidis, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):655-660

Letters to the Editor

Waterjet Microkeratome-To Set the Record Straight

I Lipshitz, MD; Rafi Bass, BSc; Eugene Gordon, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):667-669

Herpes Simplex Keratitis After LASIK

Jonathan M Davidorf, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):667

Book Review
Product News


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):592

Scleral Fixation for a Phakic Anterior Chamber Disc Intraocular Lens

Riccardo Maggi, MD; Carlo Maggi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):597-601

Corneal Wound Healing After Laser in situ Keratomileusis in Rabbits

Juan J Pérez-Santonja, MD; Tuuli U Linna, MD; Kaarina M Tervo, MD; Hani F Sakla, MD; Jorge L Alió Y Sanz, MD; Timo M Tervo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):602-609

Astigmatism Outcomes Following Spherical Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia

Nael A Al-Abdulla, BSc; Nada S Jabbur, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):610-614

Photorefractive Keratectomy for -1.25 to -25.00 Diopters of Myopia

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):615-622

Radial Keratotomy Clear Zone Diameter Errors

Michael R Grimmett, MD, FACP, FACS; Gregory S H Ogawa, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):623-630

Microbiological Examination of Bandage Soft Contact Lenses Used in Laser Refractive Surgery

Efstathios T Detorakis, MD; Dimitrios S Siganos, MD; Vasilios M Houlakis, MD; Vasilios P Kozobolis, MD; Ioannis G Pallikaris, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):631-635

The Shape of Bowman's Layer in the Human Cornea

Sudi Patel, PhD; Daniel Z Reinstein, MD, MA (Cantab); R H Silverman, PhD; MD Coleman

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):636-640

Evaluation of Increased Aqueous Outflow After Radial Keratotomy in Enucleated Bovine Eyes

Edward P Perez, BS; Seth Weinreb, BA; Ernesto Blanco, PE; David Miller, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):641-645

Photorefractive Keratectomy in Eyes with Congenital Nystagmus

Dimitrios S Siganos, MD; Kyriaki A Evangelatou, MD; Theokliti G Papadaki, MD; Vikentia J Katsanevaki, MD; Athanassios I Dagos, MD; Ioannis G Pallikaris, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):649-652

Laser in situ Keratomileusis Interface Deposits

Lawrence W Hirst, MD; Kevin W Vandeleur, Jr, MBBS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(6):653-654

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