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
  • January 2003
  • Volume 19 · Issue 1
Original Articles

Femtosecond Laser Flap Creation for Laser in situ Keratomileusis: Six-month Follow-up of Initial U.S. Clinical Series

Lee T Nordan, MD; Stephen G Slade, MD; Richard N Baker, OD; Carlos Suarez, PhD; Tibor Juhasz, PhD; Ron Kurtz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):8-9


Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis 6 Months After Uneventful Laser in situ Keratomileusis

José I Belda, MD, PhD; Alberto Artola, MD, PhD; Jorge AIió, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):70-71

Book Review

Presbyopia, A Surgical Textbook

David Miller, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):77

Effect of Beam Size on the Expected Benefit of Customized Laser Refractive Surgery

Antonio Guirao, PhD; David R Williams, PhD; Scott M MacRae, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):15-23

Corneal Topographic and Pachymetric Screening of Keratorefractive Patients

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):24-29

Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis and Flap Margin Epithelial Healing After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Naoko Asano-Kato, MD; Ikuko Toda, MD; Tomoko Tsuruya, MD; Yoji Takano, MD; Kazuo Tsubota, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):30-33

Effect of Hyperopic Photorefractive Keratectomy on Corneal Sensitivity: A Longitudinal Study

Paul J Murphy, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO; Christopher G Stephenson, FRCS, FRCOphth; Katherine M Oliver, PhD, MCOptom; Sudi Patel, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO; John Marshall, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):34-39

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy With Mitomycin C for Corneal Haze Following Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia

Yair Porges, MD; Oded Ben-Haim, MD; Ami Hirsh, MD; Samuel Levinger, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):40-43

Results of Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Myopia of -10 to -19 Diopters With a Technolas 217 Laser

Tanuj Dada, MD; Rajeev Sudan, MD; Rajesh Sinha, MD; Manotosh Ray, MD; Harinder Sethi, MD; Rasik B Vajpayee, MBBS, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):44-47

The Ascent of Mount Everest Following Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Jason W Dimmig, MD; Geoff Tabin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):48-51

Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty With a Microkeratome: A Method for Managing Complications After Refractive Surgery

Farhad Hafezi, MD; Michael Mrochen, PhD; Franz Fankhauser, II, MD; Theo Seiler, MD, PHD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):52-57

Photorefractive Keratectomy With and Without Smoothing: A Bilateral Study

Sebastiano Serrao, MD; Marco Lombardo, MD; Fabio Mondini, Eng

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):58-64

Equation for Corneal Asphericity After Corneal Refractive Surgery

José R Jiménez, PhD; Rosario G Anera, PhD; Luis Jiménez del Barco, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):65-69

Hansatome Excursion in Narrow Palpebral Apertures Without Lid Speculum

Rasik B Vajpayee, MBBS, MS; Namrata Sharma, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):72

Cataract Following Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens

Hisham F El-Sheikh, MD; Khalid F Tabbara, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(1):72-73

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