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
  • July 1998
  • Volume 14 · Issue 4

ISRS Middle East Office Opens in Cairo

Jeffrey B Robin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):385

Original Articles

Refractive versus Corneal Changes After Photorefracive Keratectomy for Astigmatism

Noel A Alpins, FRACO, FRCOphth, FACS; Geoffrey C Tabin, MA, MD; Lorraine M Adams, Dip App Sci Orth, DOBA; Geoffrey F Aldred, BBus; David G Kent, FRACO, FRACS; Hugh R Taylor, MD, FRACO, FRACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):386-396

Original Article

A Quantitative Corneal Topography Index for Detection of Keratoconus

Mohammad H Dastjerdi, MD; Hassan Hashemi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):427-436

Brief Reports

Stability of Astigmatism Over 3 Years After Corneal Stretch Incision

Kei Müller-Jensen, MD; Andreas Buchholz, MD; Björn BarIinn, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):455-459

New Concept

Normalized Contrast Sensitivity Values

Brian S Boxer Wachler, MD; Ronald R Krueger, MD, MSE

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):463-466

New Technique

The Picosecond Laser for Nonmechanical Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Ronald R Krueger, MD, MSE; Tibor Juhasz, PhD; Antonio Gualano, MD; Vincenzo Marchi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):467-469

Book Review

Surgery for Hyperopia and Presbyopia

David Miller, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):473-474

Corneal Aberrations and Visual Performance After Radial Keratotomy

Raymond A Applegate, OD, PhD; Howard C Howland, PhD; Richard P Sharp, OD; Andrew J Cottingham, MD; Richard W Yee, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):397-407

Purse-string Sutures for Hyperopia Following Radial Keratotomy

Richard E Damiano, MD, FACS; S Lance Forstot, MD, FACS; Cari J Frank; Wesley B Kasen

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):408-413

Comparison of Videokeratoscope and Autokeratometer Measurements on Ellipsoid Surfaces and Human Corneas

Shahina Pardhan, PhD, MBCO; William A Douthwaite, PhD, MSc, FBCO, DCLP

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):414-419

Comparison of Keratometry and Videokeratography After Penetrating Keratoplasty

Constantinos H Karabatsas, MD, DMed, MRCOphth, EBOD, FRCS; Stuart D Cook, PhD, FRCOphth; Kate Powell, Bsc, MBOptom; John M Sparrow, DPhiI, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):420-426

Results of Photorefractive Keratectomy for Low, Moderate, and High Myopia

Tiina H Tuunanen, MD; Timo T Tervo, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):437-446

Tenascin and Cytokines in Tear Fluid After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Minna H Vesaluoma, MD, PhD; Timo T Tervo, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):447-454

Factors Affecting Corneal Strip Stroma-to-Stroma Adhesion

Edward P Perez, MD, PhD; Blanca Viramontes, MD; Paulo Schor, MD; David Miller, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):460-462


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(4):474

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