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 1998
  • Volume 14 · Issue 3
Letters to the Editor

Refractive Surgery: Are There Any Limits?

Dimitrios S Siganos, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):270

Editorials: Phakic IOLs

Corneal or Lens Refractive Surgery?

Tobias Neuhann, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):272-273


Are the Sirens Singing Again?

Charles Kelman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):273-274


Into Thin Air with Phakic Intraocular Lenses?

Scott MacRae, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):276-277


Comparison of Refractive Corneal Surgery and Phakic IOLs

George O Waring, III, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):277-279

Editorial: Waterjet Technology

Surf's Up Catch a Wave with the Waterjet

Ronald R Krueger, MD, MSE

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):280-281

Original Articles

Angle-fixated Anterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens for Myopia of -7 to -19 Diopters

George Baikoff, MD; Jean L Arne, MD; Yves Bokobza, MD; Joseph Colin, MD; Jean L George, MD; Francoise Lagoutte, MD; Pierre Lesure, MD; Michel Montard, MD; Jean J Saragoussi, MD; Patrick Secheyron, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):282-293

New Instruments

Principles and Microscopic Confirmation of Surface Quality of Two New Waterjet-based Microkeratomes

Eugene Gordon, PhD; Barbara Parolini, MD; Marc Abelson, MD, CM, FRCS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):338-345

Brief Report

Mycobacterium Chelonae Keratitis Following Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Victor Reviglio, MD; Mabel L Rodriguez, MD; Gabriela S Picotti, MD; Martin Paradello, MD; José D Luna, MD; Claudio P Juárez, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):357-360

Book Reviews

Refractive Surgery

Antonio Vinals, MD; David Miller, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):367-368

Corneal Physiology and Disposable Contact Lenses

Clifford Scott, OD, MPH

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):368-369

Product News


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):267

Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens for Myopia of -8 to -19 Diopters

Roberto Zaldivar, MD; Jonathan M Davidorf, MD; Susana Oscherow, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):294-305

Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens for Hyperopia of +4 to +11 Diopters

Jonathan M Davidorf, MD; Roberto Zaldivar, MD; Susana Oscherow, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):306-311

Iatrogenic Keratectasia after Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Theo Seiler, MD, PHD; Konstantina Koufala, MD; Gernot Richter, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):312-317

Five and Three Year Follow-up of Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia of -1 to - 6 Diopters

Camille S Matta, MD; Larry W Piebenga, MD; Michael R Deitz, MD; Joseph Tauber, MD; Lynne P Garner, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):318-324

Unilateral Refractive Keratotomy for Anisometropia

Ahmet Maden, MD; Esin F Erkin, MD; Ferit H Oner, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):325-330

Measurement of Radial Keratotomy Clear Zone Diameters

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):331-337

Hydroepithelial Keratectomy in Rabbits with a Waterjet-based Instrument

Barbara Parolini, MD; Parid Turdiu; Marc Abelson, MD, CM, FRCS; Marco Zarbin, MD, PhD FACS; Eugene Gordon, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(3):346-356

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