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 1999
  • Volume 15 · Issue 5
Original Articles

Characterization of the Aspheric Corneal Surface With Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments

Debby K Holmes-Higgin, MS; Phillip C Baker, MS; Terry E Burris, MD; Thomas A Silvestrini, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):520-528

Brief Report

Histology After Lamellar Keratoplasty and Corneal Excimer Laser Ablation

Daniel J Salchow, Cand med; Mathias E Zirm, MD; Kristian Pfaller, PhD; Cornelia Stieldorf, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):590-593

New Instrument

New Fixation Device for Photorefractive Surgery and Its Effect on Corneal Epithelial Wound Healing

Eung K Kim, MD; Dong H Lee, MD; Jung W Park, MD; Young K Chu, MD; Kyoung Y Seo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):594-601

Letter to the Editor

From Earth to the Moon

Piero Benvenuti

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):602

Product News


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):512

Combined Surgery to Correct High Myopia: Iris Claw Phakic Intraocular Lens and Laser in situ Keratomileusis

José L Güell, MD, PhD; Mercedes Vazquez, MD; Oscar Gris, MD; Ana De Muller, OPT; Felicidad Manero, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):529-537

Multiple Regression and Vector Analyses of Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Myopia and Astigmatism

David Huang, MD, PhD; R Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD; Jonathan D Carr, MD, FRCOphth; Keith P Thompson, MD; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):538-549

Photorefractive Keratectomy With an Ablatable Mask for Myopic Astigmatism

Catharina A Eggink, MD; Theo M de Boo; Wim A J G Lemmens; August F Deutman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):550-555

Mechanical vs. Alcohol Epithelial Removal During Photorefractive Keratectomy

Francesco Carones, MD; Tito Fiore, MD; Rosario Brancato, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):556-562

Comparison of Free-running vs. Q-switched Er:YAG Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy (Scanning Mode) in Swine Eyes

Juergen Kampmeier, MD; Sabine Schäfer; Gabriele E Lang, MD; Gerhard K Lang, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):563-571

Prediction of Spectacle-corrected Visual Acuity Using Videokeratography

Philippe J Chastang, MD; Vincent M Borderie, MD, PhD; Santos Carvajal-Gonzalez, PhD; William Rostène, PhD; Laurent Laroche, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):572-579

Phakic Posterior Chamber Plate Intraocular Lenses for High Myopia

Vedat Kaya, MD; Mehmet Ali Kevser, MD; Ömer Faruk Yilmaz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):580-585

Limbal Relaxing Incisions to Correct Astigmatism in Clear Corneal Cataract Surgery

Kei Müller-Jensen, MD; Peter Fischer, MA; Ulrich Siepe, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 1999;15(5):586-589

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