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

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Past Issue
  • January 2004
  • Volume 20 · Issue 1
Original Articles

Development of a Questionnaire to Assess Subjective Vision Score in Myopes Seeking Refractive Surgery

Graham Fraenkel, MB, BS, FRACO, FRACS; Ian F Comaish, MA, BM, BCh, FRCOphth; Michael A Lawless, MB, BS, FRACO, FRACS, FRCOphth; Megan R Kelly, BAppSci (Orthoptics), DOBA; Stewart M Dunn, PhD, MPH; Karen Byth, PhD, CStat RSS; Suzanne K Webber, BSc , FRCOphth; Gerard L Sutton, MB, BS, FRACO, FRACS; Christopher M Rogers, MB, BS, FRACO, FRACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):10-19

Review Article

Management of the Ocular Surface and Tear Film Before, During, and After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Julie M Albietz, PhD; Lee M Lenton, MBBS, FRANZCO, FRACS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):62-71


Risk Factors for Development of Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Tomoko Noda-Tsuruya, MD; Ikuko Toda, MD; Naoko Asano-Kato, MD; Yoshiko Hori-Komai, MD; Teruki Fukumoto, MD; Kazuo Tsubota, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):72-75

New Technique

Laser Intrastromal Keratoplasty-Case Report

Mirko Jankov, MD; Michael Mrochen, PhD; Theo Seiler, MD, PHD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):79-84

Letters to the Editor

More to the Mysterious Tale: The Search for the Cause of 100+ Cases of Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis

Simon P Holland, MD; N Timothy Peters, MD; Nader G Iskander, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):85-86

Macular Hole After LASIK

J Fernando Arevalo, MD; Aristides J Mendoza, M D; Wandsy Velez-Vazquez, MD; Francisco J Rodriguez, MD; Alvaro Rodriguez, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):85

Improved Alcohol Solution for LASEK

Ricardo Trigo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):86-87

Pupil Dilation and Wavefront Aberration

W N Charman, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):87-88

Microkeratome-induced Reduction of Astigmatism after RK

Rajesh Sinha, MD, FRCS; Namrata Sharma, MD; Rasik B Vajpayee, MBBS, MS, FRCSEd

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):89-90

Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK) for Myopia in Patients With a Thin Cornea

Hassan Hashemi, MD; Akbar Fotouhi, MD, MPH, PhD; Navid Sadeghi, MD; Saeed Payvar, MD; Hamid Foudazi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):90-91

Late Onset Decreased Vision in a Steroid Responder After LASIK Associated With Interface Fluid

Gregg E Russell, OD, FAAO; Batool Jafri, MD; Henia Lichter, MD, BSc; George O Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):91-92

Laser in situ Keratomileusis Improves Visual Acuity in Some Adult Eyes With Amblyopia

Irina S Barequet, MD; Tamara Wygnanski-Jaffe, MD; Ami Hirsh, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):25-28

Comparison of Four Corneal Pachymetry Techniques in Corneal Refractive Surgery

Jaime Javaloy, MD, PhD; Maria Teresa Vidal, MD; Jose R Villada, MD; Alberto Artola, MD, PhD; Jorge L Alió, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):29-34

Wavefront-guided Laser in situ Keratomileusis With the Bausch & Lomb Zyoptix System

C Banu Cosar, MD; Gülbin Saltuk, MD; A Bozkurt Sener, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):35-39

Effect of Suturing on Iatrogenic Keratectasia After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Kyoung Yul Seo, MD; Joon H Lee, PhD; Moon J Kim, MD; Jung Won Park, MD; Eui Sang Chung, MD; Young S Lee, MD; Eung Kweon Kim, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):40-45

Retreatment to Enlarge Small Excimer Laser Optical Zones Using Combined Myopic and Hyperopic Ablations

Gilles Lafond, MD, FRCS(C); Leon Solomon, MD, FRCS(C); Sylviane Bonnet, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):46-52

Diode Laser Thermal Keratoplasty to Correct Hyperopia

Uri Rehany, MD, FACS; Elina Landa, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):53-61

Prospective, Randomized Trial of Diclofenac and Ketorolac After Refractive Surgery

Julio Narváez, MD; Peter Krall, MD; Tom S Tooma, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(1):76-78

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