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
  • March 2002
  • Volume 18 · Issue 2
Original Articles

Immediate Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy for Treatment of Laser in situ Keratomileusis Flap Complications

Vivek K Jain, MD; Thomas G Abell, MD; William I Bond, MD; Garth Stevens, Jr, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(2):109-112

Special Article
Letter to the Editor

Correlation of Pupil Size to Iris Color in Children

Reena S Vaswani; Ananth V Mudgil, MD; Dennis Gleicher, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(2):189

Effect of Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Hyperopia on Tear Film and Ocular Surface

Julie M Albietz, PhD; Lee M Lenton, MBBS, FRACO, FRACS; Suzanne G McLennan, BAppSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(2):113-123

Tear Secretion Following Excimer Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Dimitrios S Siganos, MD, PhD; Corina N Popescu, MD, PhD; Charalambos S Siganos, MD, PhD; Georgia Pistola, BSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(2):124-126

Evaluation of Tear Film Following Intacs for Myopia

Daniel Kessler, BS; Ayman F El-Shiaty, MD; Brian S Boxer Wachler, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(2):127-129

Comparison of TGF-β1 in Tears Following Laser Subepithelial Keratomileusis and Photorefractive Keratectomy

Jae Bum Lee, MD; Chul-Myong Choe, MD; Hyon S Kim, MD; Kyoung Yul Seo, MD; Gong Je Seong, MD; Eung Kweon Kim, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(2):130-134

Concomitant Effect of Topical Ubiquinone Q10 and Vitamin E to Prevent Keratocyte Apoptosis After Excimer Laser Photoablation in Rabbits

Rosario Brancato, MD; Tito Fiore, MD; Laura Papucci, PhD; Nicola Schiavone, PhD; Lucia Formigli, PhD; Sandra Zecchi Orlandini, PhD; Pier Giorgio Gobbi, PhD; Francesco Carones, MD; Martino Donnini, PhD; Andrea Lapucci, PhD; Sergio Capaccioli, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(2):135-139

Effect of Topical Diclofenac and Ketorolac on Patient Discomfort and Corneal Sensitivity

Julio Narváez, MD; Peter Kroll, MD; James P Guzek, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(2):145-148

Flap Measurements With the Hansatome Microkeratome

Leopoldo Spadea, MD; Loredana Cerrone, MD; Stefano Necozione, MD; Emilio Balestrazzi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(2):149-154

Repeated Photorefractive Keratectomy for Undercorrection and Regression

Juhani Pietilä, MD; Petri Mäkinen, MD; Hannu Uusitalo, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(2):155-161

Cost-effectiveness of the AMOArray Multifocal Intraocular Lens in Cataract Surgery

Michelle E Orme, PhD; Abigail C Paine, PhD; Christopher W Teale; Lisa M Kennedy, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(2):162-168

Comparison of Placido-based, Rasterstereography, and Slit-scan Corneal Topography Systems

Fabio A Guarnieri, PhD; José C Guarnieri, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(2):169-176

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