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
  • July 2000
  • Volume 16 · Issue 4

The Cornea is Not a Piece of Plastic

Cynthia Roberts, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(4):407-413

Original Articles

Arc-scanning Very High-frequency Digital Ultrasound for 3D Pachymetric Mapping of the Corneal Epithelium and Stroma in Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Dan Z Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC; Ronald H Silverman, PhD; Tatiana Raevsky, MS; George J Simoni, BEng; Harriet O Lloyd, BS; David J Najafi, MD; Mark J Rondeau; D Jackson Coleman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(4):414-430

Brief Report

Nocardia Keratitis After Traumatic Detachment of a Laser in situ Keratomileusis Flap

Eung K Kim, MD; Dong H Lee, MD; Kyungwon Lee, MD; Seung J Lim, MD; Il S Yoon, MD; Young G Lee, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(4):467-469


Michiel Kritzinger, MD

George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(4):470

Slava Fyodorov: A Personal Portrait

George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(4):471-473

Letters to the Editor

Classification of Corneal Topographic Patterns After PRK/Response from Peter Hersh, MD

Nicola Rosa, MD; Giovanni Cennamo, MD; Adolfo Sebastiani, MD; Peter Hersh, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(4):481-483

PRK Over Incomplete LASIK Flap

William I Bond, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(4):483

Book Review

Laser in situ Keratomileusis After Penetrating Keratoplasty

Belquiz R A Nassaralla, MD, PhD; João J Nassaralla, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(4):431-437

Results of Photorefractive Keratectomy in Keratoconus Suspects at 4 Years

Kamil Bilgihan, MD; Sengül C Özdek, MD; Onur Konuk, MD; Fikret Akata, MD; Berati Hasanreisoglu, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(4):438-443

Hyaluronidase Treatment, Collagen Fibril Packing, and Normal Transparency in Rabbit Corneas

C J Connon, MSc; K M Meek, PhD; R H Newton, PhD; M C Kenney, MD, PhD; S A Alba, MS; H Karageozian, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(4):448-455

Implantation of Scleral-sutured Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lenses During Penetrating Keratoplasty

Ayse G Koçak-Altintas, MD; Inci Koçak-Midillioglu, MD; Fikret Dengisik, MD; Sunay Duman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(4):456-458

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Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2000;16(4):485-486

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