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 2001
  • Volume 17 · Issue 1
Original Articles

Laser in situ Keratomileusis to Correct Residual Myopia After Cataract Surgery

Maria J Ayala, MD, PhD; Juan J Pérez-Santonja, MD; Alberto Artola, MD, PhD; Pascual Claramonte, MD; Jorge L Alió, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(1):12-16

History of Refractive Surgery

Surgical Treatment of Keratoconus at the Turn of the 20th Century

Walter Sekundo, MD; Julian D Stevens, FRCS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(1):69-73

Letters to the Editor

The Cornea Is Not a Piece of Plastic

Vladimir Stoy, PhD; Michael Fernandes, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(1):76-78

The Cornea Is Not a Piece of Plastic

Hans Dierick, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(1):76

The Cornea Is Not a Piece of Plastic

Klaus D Teichmann, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(1):76

Corneal Sensitivity and Some Properties of the Tear Film After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Sudi Patel, PhD, FCOptom; Juan J Pérez-Santonja, MD, PhD; Jorge L Alió, MD, PhD; Paul J Murphy, PhD, MCOptom

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(1):17-24

Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments: Reversibility of Refractive Effect

Penny A Asbell, MD; Richard L Abbott, MD; Kerry A Assil, MD; Terry E Burris, MD; Daniel S Durrie, MD; Richard L Lindstrom, MD; David J Schanzlin, MD; Steven M Verity, MD; George O Waring, III, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(1):25-31

Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lenses to Correct High Myopia: A Comparative Study Between Staar and Adatomed Models

José L Menezo, MD, PhD; Cristina Peris-Martínez, MD; Angel Cisneros, MD, PhD; Rafael Martínez-Costa, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(1):32-42

Smoothness of Ablation on Acrylic by Four Different Excimer Lasers

Carlos Argento, MD; Gonzalo Valenzuela, MD; Hugo Huck, PhD; Gustavo Cremona, MD; Maria Jose Cosentino, MD; Maria Fernandez Ruiz Gale, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(1):43-45

Comparison of Laser in situ Keratomileusis and Photorefractive Keratectomy for the Correction of Myopia of -6.00 Diopters or Less

Derek M Tole, MRCGP, FRCOphth; Daniel J McCarty, PhD; Terry Couper, Dip AppSc; Hugh R Taylor, MD, FRACO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(1):46-54

Perioperative Microbiologic Profile of the Conjunctiva in Photorefractive Keratectomy

Irina S Barequet, MD; Nada S Jabbur, MD; Yolanda Barron, MS; Gerard J Osterhout, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(1):55-62

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