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
  • January 2002
  • Volume 18 · Issue 1
Original Articles
Letters to the Editor

Pellucid Marginal Corneal Degeneration

Renato Ambrósio, Jr, MD; Stephen D Klyce, PhD; Michael K Smolek, PhD; Steven E Wilson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(1):86-88

Change in IOP in myopic eyes after excimer laser refractive surgery

H J Garzozi, MD; L E Kagemann, MS, BME; Alon Harris, PhD; M Alaa El Danasoury, FRCS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(1):89-90

Prospective Randomized Study of Corneal Aberrations 1 Year After Radial Keratotomy or Photorefractive Keratectomy

Jesper Ø Hjortdal, MD, PhD, Dr Med Sci; Hanne Olsen, MD, PhD; Niels Ehlers, MD, Dr Med Sci

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(1):23-29

Results of Photorefractive Keratectomy for Hyperopia Using the VISX Star Excimer Laser System

Julian D Stevens, FRCOphth; Linda A Ficker, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(1):30-36

Management of Corneal Ectasia After Laser in situ Keratomileusis With INTACS

Charalambos S Siganos, MD, PhD; George D Kymionis, MD, PhD; Nikos Astyrakakis, OD; Ioannis G Pallikaris, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(1):43-46

Risk Factors for Insufficient Fixation of Microkeratome During Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Naoko Asano-Kato, MD; Ikuko Toda, MD; Yoshiko Hori-Komai, MD; Yoji Takano, MD; Kazuo Tsubota, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(1):47-50

Endotoxin Levels in Steam and Reservoirs of Table-top Steam Sterilizers

James L Whitby, MB, FRCP; Victoria M Hitchins, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(1):51-57

Diurnal Variation of Human Corneal Curvature in Young Adults

Tomoya Handa, CO; Kazuo Mukuno, MD; Takahiro Niida, MD; Hiroshi Uozato, PhD; Shunichi Tanaka, MD; Kimiya Shimizu, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(1):58-62

Conoidal Fitting of Corneal Topography Height Data After Excimer Laser Penetrating Keratoplasty

Achim Langenbucher, PhD; Anja Viestenz, MD; Berthold Seitz, MD, EBOD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(1):63-71

Bivariate Polar Value Analysis of Surgically Induced Astigmatism

Kristian Naeser, MD; Ellen Birthe Knudsen, MD; Mette Kaas Hansen, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(1):72-78

Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Keratitis at the Interface After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Kyoung Y Seo, MD; Jae B Lee, MD; Kyungwon Lee, MD; Moon J Kim, MD; Kyu Ryong Choi, MD; Eung Kweon Kim, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(1):81-85

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