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
  • November 2003
  • Volume 19 · Issue 6
Original Articles

Electron Microscopy of Surface Smoothness of Porcine Corneas and Acrylic Plates With Four Brands of Excimer Laser

Justus W Thomas, MD; Shrabanee Mitra, MD; Alice Z Chuang, PhD; Richard W Yee, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(6):623-628

Surgical Technique

Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis for Myopia

Massimo Camellin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(6):666-670


Peripheral Keratitis Following Laser in situ Keratomileusis

William J Lahners, MD; David R Hardten, MD; Richard L Lindstrom, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(6):671-675

Special Section

Introduction to Commercially Approved Wavefront-guided Custom Ablation: First Year in Review

Ronald R Krueger, MD, MSE; Maria Regina Chalita, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(6):S676

Ocular Surface Management of Photorefractive Keratectomy and Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Julie M Albietz, PhD; Suzanne G McLennan, BAppSc(Optom); Lee M Lenton, FRANZCO, FRACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(6):636-644

Ferrara Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments for Severe Keratoconus

Danielle Miranda, MD; Marta Sartori, MD; Claudia Francesconi, MD; Norma Allemann, MD; Paulo Ferrara, MD; Mauro Campos, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(6):645-653

Nomogram Considerations With the Technolas 217A for Treatment of Myopia

Nicole J Anderson, MD; David R Hardten, MD; Elizabeth A Davis, MD; Timothy L Schneider, MD; Thomas W Samuelson, MD; Richard L Lindstrom, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(6):654-660

Relationship Between Cycloplegic and Wavefront-derived Refraction

Luis E Fernández de Castro, MD; Helga P Sandoval, MD; Oday Al Sarraf, BS; David T Vroman, MD; Kerry D Solomon, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(6):S677-S681

Correlation of Aberrations With Visual Symptoms Using Wavefront Analysis in Eyes After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Maria Regina Chalita, MD; Meng Xu, MS; Ronald R Krueger, MD, MSE

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(6):S682-S686

First 100 CustomCornea Commercial Eyes

Daniel S Durrie, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(6):S687-S690

Laser in situ Keratomileusis with Alcon CustomCornea

Michael A Lawless, MB, BS, FRACO, FRACS, FRCOphth; Christopher Hodge, B AppSc(Orth),DOBA; Christopher M Rogers, MB, BS, FRACO, FRACS; Gerard L Sutton, MB, BS, FRACO, FRACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(6):S691-S696

Wavefront-guided Treatment of Abnormal Eyes Using the LADARVision Platform

Francesco Carones, MD; Luca Vigo, MD; Elena Scandola, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(6):S703-S708

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