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
  • May 2003
  • Volume 19 · Issue 3

Amalgamation of the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Jack Holladay, MD, MSEE, FACS; James Salz, MD, FACS; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOpth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):299-300

Original Articles

Two-stage Laser in situ Keratomileusis to Correct Refractive Errors After Penetrating Keratoplasty

Massimo Busin, MD; Luca Zambianchi, MD; Federico Garzione, MD; Vincenzo Maucione, MD; Scipione Rossi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):301-308

Special Article

US Trends in Refractive Surgery: 2002 ISRS Survey

Richard J Duffey, MD; David Leaming, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):357-363


Fungal Keratitis After Photorefractive Keratectomy: Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment in a Co-managed Setting

Laura M Periman, MD; Devin A Harrison, MD; Jeehee Kim, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):364-366

New Technology
Letters to the Editor

Central Corneal Thickness in Indian Patients Undergoing LASIK for Myopia

Kathleen S Kunert, MD; Prashant Bhartiya, MD; Radhika Tandon, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth; Tanuj Dada, MD; Hartmann Christian, MD, PhD; Rasik B Vajpayee, MBBS, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):378-379

Bilateral Mycobacterium chelonae Keratitis Following LASIK

Seema Verma, FRCOphth; Stephanie L Watson, FRANZCO; John K G Dart, FRCS; Susannah J Eykyn, FRCPath

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):379-380

Influence of Medical and Natural Mydriasis on Higher Order Aberrations of the Eye/Response

Werner Förster, MD; Tobias Stupp, MD; Joachim Fiedler, MS; Mathias Wottke, MS; Jesper Ø Hjortdal, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):380-382


So Many Resources...So Little Time

George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):387


Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):288

Higher Order Ocular Aberrations After Cycloplegic and Non-cycloplegic Pupil Dilation

Andrew Carkeet, PhD; Shajan Velaedan, Dip Optom; Yong Kang Tan, Dip Optom; Derrick Yu Jiang Lee, Dip Optom; Donald T H Tan, MBBS, FRCS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):316-322

Persistent Haze and Disorganization of Anterior Stromal Collagen Appear Unrelated Following Phototherapeutic Keratectomy

Che J Connon, PhD; John Marshall, PhD; Ann L Patmore; Keith M Meek, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):323-332

Ascorbate Prophylaxis for Corneal Haze After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Aleksandar Stojanovic, MD; Amund Ringvold, MD, PhD; Tore Nitter, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):338-343

Reliability of Corneal Thickness and Endothelial Cell Density Measures

Jason J Nichols, OD, MS, MPH; Gregory M Kosunick, BA; Mark A Bullimore, McOptom, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):344-352

Mesopic Contrast Sensitivity Function After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Robert Montés-Micó, OD, MPhil; Enrique España, MD, PhD; Jose L Menezo, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):353-356

Experimental Imaging of Intracorneal Ring Segments With Optical Coherence Tomography

Christopher Wirbelauer, MD; Jörg Winkler, PhD; Christian Scholz, MSc; Heike Häberle, MD; Duy Thoai Pham, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(3):367-371

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