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
  • January 2000
  • Volume 16 · Issue 1
Original Articles

Topography-controlled Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dieter Dausch, MD; Eckhard Schröder; Sabine Dausch

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(1):13-22

New Concept

Photospallation: A New Theory and Mechanism for Mid-infrared Corneal Ablations

Hanna J Hoffman, PhD; William B Telfair, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(1):90-94

Product News

Corneal Lathing Using the Excimer Laser and a Computer-controlled Positioning System

Robert Biowski, MD; Peter Homolka, PhD; Talin Barisani-Asenbauer, MD; Isabella Baumgartner, MD; Wolfgang Husinsky, PhD; Stephan Kaminski, MD; Anton Lametschwandtner, PhD; Wolfgang Muss, PhD; Günther Grabner, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(1):23-31

Healing After Photorefractive Keratectomy in Cat Eyes With a Scanning Mid-infrared Nd:YAG Pumped Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser

William B Telfair, PhD; Carsten Bekker, BS; Hanna J Hoffman, PhD; Paul R Yoder, Jr, MS; Robert E Nordquist, PhD; Richard A Eiferman, MD; Henry H Zenzie, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(1):32-39

Histological Comparison of Corneal Ablation With Er:YAG Laser, Nd:YAG Optical Parametric Oscillator, and Excimer Laser

William B Telfair, PhD; Carsten Bekker, BS; Hanna J Hoffman, PhD; Paul R Yoder, Jr, MS; Robert E Nordquist, PhD; Richard A Eiferman, MD; Henry H Zenzie, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(1):40-50

Limitations of Erbium:YAG Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy

Michael Mrochen, PhD; Vladimir Semshichen, PhD; Richard H W Funk, MD; Theo Seiler, MD, PHD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(1):51-59

Arcuate Transverse Keratotomy Remains a Useful Adjunct to Correct Astigmatism in Conjunction With Photorefractive Keratectomy

Manasvee S Kapadia, MD; Rohit Krishna, MD; Sujal Shah, MD; Steven E Wilson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(1):60-68

Relative Mydriasis After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Gerd Geerling, MD; Birte Neppert, MD; Christopher Wirbelauer, MD; Horst Laqua, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(1):69-74

Photorefractive Keratectomy for Visual Rehabilitation of Anisometropia Induced by Retinal Detachment Surgery

Kamil Bilgihan, MD; Sengul C Özdek, MD; Gökhan Gürelik, MD; Ufuk Adigüzel, MD; Merih Önol, MD; Berati Hasanreisoglu, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(1):75-78

Evaluation of Corneal Flap Dimensions and Cut Quality Using the Automated Corneal Shaper Microkeratome

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(1):83-89


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(1):99

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