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 1998
  • Volume 14 · Issue 5
Letter to the Editor

Options for Refractive Surgery in 1998

Louis E Probst, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(5):491-493


Could Apoptosis Change the Way We DO PRK?

Ronald R Krueger, MD, MSE

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(5):494-496

Original Articles

Ultrasound Biomicroscopic Imaging of Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens

Fernando Trindade, MD; Frederico Pereira, MD; Sebastião Cronemberger, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(5):497-503

Barraquer Lecture 1997
Special Article

The Call of the Sirens: Ethically Navigating the Sea of Nonvalidated Therapies

Michael R Grimmett, MD, FACP, FACS; Daniel P Sulmasy, OFM, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(5):559-566

Brief Reports

Evaluation of Pentoxifylline in the Prevention of Haze after Photorefractive Keratectomy in the Rabbit

Claudia M Francesconi, MD; Juan Carlos Abad, MD; Jonathan E Lim, MD; Jonathan H Talamo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(5):567-570


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(5):493

Photorefractive Keratectomy for Hyperopia Using an Erodible Disc and Axicon Lens: 2-Year Results

Francesco Carones, MD; Rosario Brancato, MD; Alessandro Morico, MD; Luca Vigo, MD; Elisabetta Venturi, MD; Pier Giorgio Gobbi, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(5):504-511

Excimer Laser Lamellar Keratoplasty of Augmented Thickness for Keratoconus

Lucio Buratto, MD; Sergio Belloni, MD; Renato Valeri, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(5):517-525

In Vitro Effects of Mitomycin-C on Human Keratocytes

H Mehrdad Sadeghi, MD; Berthold Seitz, MD; Seiji Hayashi, MD; Laurie LaBree, MS; Peter J McDonnell, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(5):534-540

Lamellar Refractive Surgery with Scanned Intrastromal Picosecond and Femtosecond Laser Pulses in Animal Eyes

Ron M Kurtz, MD; Christopher Horvath, PhD; Hsiao-Hua Liu, MS; Ronald R Krueger, MD; Tibor Juhasz, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(5):541-548

Central Focal Interface Opacity After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Graham E Fraenkel, MB, BS; Peter R Cohen, MB, BS, FRACS, FRACO; Gerard L Sutton, MB, BS, FRACS, FRACO; Michael A Lawless, MB, BS, FRACS, FRACO; Christopher M Rogers, MB, BS, FRACS, FRACO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1998;14(5):571-576

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