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
  • November 2001
  • Volume 17 · Issue 6
Original Articles

Iris-claw Phakic Intraocular Lens for High Myopia

Monika Landesz, MD, PhD; Gabriel van Rij, MD, PhD; Gregorius Luyten, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(6):634-640

New Instrument

Microwave Thermal Keratoplasty for Myopia: Keratoscopic Evaluation in Porcine Eyes

B Stuart Trembly, PhD; Natsuko Hashizume, MD; Karen L Moodie, DVM; Kenneth L Cohen, MD; Nancy K Tripoli, MA; P Jack Hoopes, DVM, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(6):682-688

Brief Reports

Confocal Microscopic Imaging of Reticular Folds in a Laser in situ Keratomileusis Flap

Thomas Kohnen, MD; Jens Bühren, MD; Martin Baumeister, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(6):689-691

Abstracts With Comments

Contrast Sensitivity After Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation for High Myopia

Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro, MD; Germán Gómez-Tellería, MD; José Luis Bueno, MD; Pilar Puy, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(6):641-645

Monocular Diplopia Related to Asymmetric Corneal Topography After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Kazuo Takei, MD, PhD; Yuta Sano, MD, PhD; Leonard R Achiron, OD; Jonathan D Carr, MD, MA, FRCOphth; R Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD; Keith P Thompson, MD; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(6):652-657

Effect of Acute Biomechanical Changes on Corneal Curvature After Photokeratectomy

William J Dupps, Jr, MD, PhD; Cynthia Roberts, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(6):658-669

Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Hyperopia and Hyperopic Astigmatism With the Nidek EC-5000 Excimer Laser

Angel Pineda-Fernández, MD; Lizbeth Rueda, MD; David Huang, MD, PhD; Jorge Nur, MD; Jorge Jaramillo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(6):670-675

Effect of Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia on Measurement of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Using Optical Coherence Tomography

Paolo Carpineto, MD; Marco Ciancaglini, MD; Eduardo Zuppardi, MD; Emanuele Doronzo, MD; Nicola Di Stefano, MD; Leonardo Mastropasqua, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(6):676-681

Soft Contact Lenses for Irregular Astigmatism After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Brian Chou, OD, FAAO; Brian S Boxer Wachler, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(6):692-695

Experimental Model of Corneal Haze in Chickens

Jesús Merayo-Lloves, MD; Bety Yáñez, MD; Agustín Mayo, BS; Raúl Martín, OD; José Carlos Pastor, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(6):696-699

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