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
  • July 2002
  • Volume 18 · Issue 4
Original Articles

Aberration-sensing and Wavefront-guided Laser in situ Keratomileusis: Management of Decentered Ablation

Michael Mrochen, PhD; Ronald R Krueger, MD, MSE; Michael Bueeler; Theo Seiler, MD, PHD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(4):418-429


Traumatic Dislocation of an Ophtec Artisan Phakic Intraocular Lens

Hawke Yoon, BA; Damien C Macaluso, MD; Majid Moshirfar, MD; Maureen Lundergan, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(4):481-483

Letter to the Editor

Radial Keratotomy Performed Over Automated Lamellar Keratectomy

Pranay Gupta, MD; Garth Stevens, Jr, MD; Robert Elgin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(4):486

Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Hyperopia and Hyperopic Astigmatism Using the Meditec MEL 70 Spot Scanner

Klaus Ditzen, MD; Joachim Fiedler, MSc; Stefan Pieger, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(4):430-434

Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Correction of Hyperopia and Hyperopic Astigmatism With the Technolas 117C

Jingcai Lian, MD; Wen Ye, MD; Deyou Zhou, MD; Kangsun Wang, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(4):435-438

Factors That Affect Corneal Flap Thickness With the Hansatome Microkeratome

Raymond P Gailitis, MD; Mara Lagzdins, BA

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(4):439-443

Clinical Importance of Accurate Refractor Vertex Distance Measurements Prior to Refractive Surgery

Richard A Weiss, MD; William Berke, OD; Larry Gottlieb, OD; Peter Horvath, OD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(4):444-448

Correlation Between Automated and Subjective Refraction Before and After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Nicola Rosa, MD; Attilio Iura, MD; Mary Romano, MD; Gianluca Verolino, MD; Antonio Romano, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(4):449-453

Anterior Corneal Surface After Nidek EC-5000 Multipass and Multizone Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia

Nicola Rosa, MD; Michele Lanza, MD; Giuseppe De Rosa, MD; Antonio Romano, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(4):460-462

Enlargement of the Temporal Clear Corneal Cataract Incision to Treat Pre-existing Astigmatism

Sanjay N Rao, MD; Alexandra Konowal, DO; Allison E Murchison, MD; Randy J Epstein, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(4):463-467

Changes in Intraocular Pressure After Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Myopia, Hyperopia, and Astigmatism

Luz M Agudelo, MD; Carlos A Molina, MD; Diego L Alvarez, MD, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(4):472-474

Iatrogenic Keratectasia Following Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Leopoldo Spadea, MD; Giampiero Palmieri, MD; Luigi Mosca, MD; Romina Fasciani, MD; Emilio Balestrazzi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2002;18(4):475-480

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