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
  • March 1999
  • Volume 15 · Issue 2
Original Articles

Worst-Fechner Biconcave Minus Power Phakic Iris-Claw Lens

Paul U Fechner, MD; Imme Haubitz, PhD; Wolfgang Wichmann, MD; Kerstin Wulff, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(2):93-99

Original Article With Comment

Photorefractive Keratectomy With a Small Spot Laser and Tracker

Ioannis G Pallikaris, MD; Konstantina I Koufala, MD; Dimitrios S Siganos, MD; Thekla G Papadaki, MD; Vikentia J Katsanevaki, MD; Vladimir Tourtsan, MD; Marguerite B McDonald, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(2):137-144


In Perspective: Eye Tracking and Autonomous Laser Radar

Ronald R Krueger, MD, MSE

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(2):145-149

Brief Report

Lift-flap Retreatment After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Daniel S Durrie, MD; Andy A Aziz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(2):150-153

New Instrument

Laser Thermal Keratoplasty Using a Continuous Wave Diode Laser

Thomas Bende, PHD; Benedikt Jean, MD; Theo Oltrup

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(2):154-158

Letters to the Editor

Experimental Circular Keratotomy for Astigmatism/Response from van Rij and Wijdh

Theodore P Werblin, MD, PhD; G van Rij, MD, PhD; R J H Wijdh, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(2):159-160

Bilateral vs Unilateral LASIK

William Lipsky, MD, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(2):159

Laser In Situ Keratomileusis for Myopia of -1.50 to -6.00 Diopters

Miguel Montes, MD; Arturo Chayet, MD; Laura Gómez, MD; Roberto Magallanes, MD; Nora Robledo, OD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(2):106-110

Toric Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Myopic Astigmatism Using an Ablatable Mask

Graham E Fraenkel, BMBS, FRACO; Suzanne K Webber, BSc, MBChB, FRCOphth; Gerard L Sutton, MBBS, FRACS, FRACO; Michael A Lawless, MBBS, FRACS, FRACO; Christopher M Rogers, MBBS, FRACS, FRACO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(2):111-117

Evaluation of Corneal Flap Dimensions and Cut Quality Using a Manually Guided Microkeratome

Ashley Behrens, MD; Berthold Seitz, MD, EBOD; Achim Langenbucher, PhD; Murat M Kus, MD; Carmen Rummelt, MTA; Michael Küchle, MD, EBOD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(2):118-123

Factors That Influence Patient Choice of Contact Lens or Photorefractive Keratectomy

Shehzad A Naroo, MSc, MCOptom; Sunil Shah, FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed); Rakesh Kapoor, BSC, MCOptom

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(2):132-136


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(2):0_8

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