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
  • May 2001
  • Volume 17 · Issue 3
Original Articles

Laser in situ Keratomileusis and Photorefractive Keratectomy for Residual Refractive Error After Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation

César A Sánchez-Galeana, MD; Ronald J Smith, MD; Xavier Rodriguez, MD; Miguel Montes, MD; Arturo S Chayet, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(3):299-304

Review Article

Complications of Laser in situ Keratomileusis: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment

Renato Ambrósio, Jr, MD; Steven E Wilson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(3):350-379

Brief Report

Muscular Asthenopia and Eccentric Ablation After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Guoen Wu, MD; Lixin Xie, MD; Zhan Yao, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(3):380-382

Letters to the Editor

Interpreting the Defocus Equivalent Index

Andrew Carkeet, PhD; Jack T Holladay, MD, MSEE, FACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(3):383-385

Orbscan Pachymetry After LASIK Is Not Reliable

Susan Giessler, MD; Gernot I W Duncker, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(3):385-387

A Case of Failed LASIK

Walter Petersen, MD; Thomas Gillette, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(3):387-388

Geometric Ray Tracing Analysis of Visual Acuity After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Jose N Fernández del Cotero, MD, PhD; Fernando Moreno, PhD; Dolores Ortiz, Msci; Enrique Vélez, OD; Francisco González, PhD; Jose M Saiz, PhD; Jose I Velarde, MD; Luis De Valentín-Gamazo, MD; Paula García-Antón, OD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(3):305-309

Epithelial and Stromal Changes Induced by Intacs Examined by Three-dimensional Very High-frequency Digital Ultrasound

Dan Z Reinstein, MD, MA, FRCSC; Sabong Srivannaboon, MD; Simon P Holland, MB, MRCP, FRCS, FRCSC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(3):310-318

Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia With the Meditec MEL 70^sub G-Scan^ Flying Spot Laser

Zoltán Zsolt Nagy, MD; Orsolya Fekete, MD; Ildikó Süveges, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(3):319-326

Coefficient of Friction of Ocular Surface Lubricants for Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Lee M Lenton, MBBS, FRACO, FRACS; Julie M Albietz, BAppSc(Optom), PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(3):327-333

Immunohistochemical Study of Subepithelial Haze After Phototherapeutic Keratectomy

Yuan-Chieh Lee, MD; I-Jong Wang, MD, PhD; Fung-Rong Hu, MD; Winston W-Y Kao, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(3):334-341

Mitomycin C Reduces Haze Formation in Rabbits After Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy

Huizhuo Xu, MD; Shuangzhen Liu, MD; Xiaobo Xia, MD; Peigang Huang, MD; Pingbao Wang, MD; Xiaoyin Wu, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2001;17(3):342-349

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