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
  • September 2003
  • Volume 19 · Issue 5
Original Articles

The Duet-Kelman Lens: A New Exchangeable Angle-supported Phakic Intraocular Lens

Jorge L Alió, MD, PhD; Charles Kelman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):488-495


Central Corneal Haze Increased by Radial Keratotomy Following Photorefractive Keratectomy

Nobuyuki Shoji, MD; Eri Hayashi, MD; Kimiya Shimizu, MD; Shigekazu Uga, PhD; Juntaro Sugita, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):560-565

Special Article

Use of Market Segmentation to Identify Untapped Consumer Needs in Vision Correction Surgery for Future Growth

Thomas M Loarie, BS; David Applegate, MBA; Christopher B Kuenne, MBA; Lawrence J Choi, AB; Diane P Horowitz, AB

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):566-576

Letters to the Editor

Control of Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery

Theodore P Werblin, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):610

Bilateral Retinal Detachment Associated With Giant Retinal Tear Following LASIK

María Concepción Hernáez-Ortega, MD, PhD; Enrique Soto-Pedre, MD, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):611

Prophylactic Brimonidine Before LASIK

Önder Üretmen, MD; Halil Ates, MD; Kutay Andaç, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):612

Conductive Keratoplasty for Low to Moderate Hyperopia: 1-year Results

Ioannis G Pallikaris, MD, PhD; Tatiana L Naoumidi, MD; Sophia I Panagopoulou, BSc; Athanasios K Alegakis, PhD; Nikolaos I Astyrakakis, OD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):496-506

Noncontact Optical Coherence Tomography for Measurement of Corneal Flap and Residual Stromal Bed Thickness After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Robert W Thompson, Jr, MD; David M Choi, MD; Marianne O Price, PhD; Laurie Potrezbowski, COA; Francis W Price, Jr, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):507-515

Topography-guided Laser in situ Keratomileusis (TOPOLINK) to Correct Irregular Astigmatism After Previous Refractive Surgery

Jorge L Alió, MD, PhD; Jose I Belda, MD, PhD; Amr A Osman, MD; Ahmad M M Shalaby, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):516-527

Incidence of Retinal Disease Following Refractive Surgery in 9,239 Eyes

José Ma Ruiz-Moreno, MD; Jorge L Alió, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):534-547

Correlation of Pupil Sizes Measured With a Mesopic Infrared Pupillometer and a Photopic Topographer

Laura M Periman, MD; Renato Ambrosio, Jr, MD; Devin A Harrison, MD; Steven E Wilson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):555-559

Estimating Visual Quality from Wavefront Aberration Measurements

Xu Cheng, MD, MS; Larry N Thibos, PhD; Arthur Bradley, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):S579-S584

Adaptive Optics for Vision: The Eye's Adaptation to Point Spread Function

Pablo Artal, PhD; Li Chen, PhD; Enrique J Fernández, MSc; Ben Singer, MSc; Silvestre Manzanera, MSc; David R Williams, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):S585-S587

From Scattering to Wavefronts-What's in Between?

Michael Mrochen, PhD; Vladimir Semchishen, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):S597-S601

Intraoperative Wavefront Monitoring During Laser Thermal Keratoplasty

Ronald R Krueger, MD, MSE; Pedro Gomez, MD; Satish Herekar, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):S602-S607

Letters to the Editor

Randy J Epstein, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2003;19(5):610

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