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
2019 Impact Factor 2.711

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

Past Issue
  • November 2004
  • Volume 20 · Issue 6

INTACS Before or After Laser in situ Keratomileusis: Correction of Thin Corneas With Moderately High Myopia

Mitsutoshi Ito, MD, PhD; Hiroyuki Arai, MD; Teruki Fukumoto, MD; Ikuko Toda, MD, PhD; Kazuo Tsubota, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):818-822

New Technology

Clinical Photoablation With a 500-Hz Scanning Spot Excimer Laser

Hans Peter Iseli, MD; Michael Mrochen, PhD; Farhad Hafezi, MD; Theo Seiler, MD, PHD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):831-834

Letters to the Editor

Superficial Punctate Keratopathy After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Dalwoong Huh, MD; Kyu mee Kay, MD; Woo Jung Kim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):835-836

Incidence and Pattern of Iron Deposit After LASIK for Hyperopia

Yoshiaki Nawa, MD; Hidetoshi Ishibashi, MD; Tetsuo Ueda, MD; Kensuke Kawasaki, MD; Kozo Masuda, ORT; Yoshiaki Hara, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):836-838

Multifocal Intraocular Lens After LASIK

Luz M Agudelo, MD; Luis F Zapata, MD; Mercedes C Molina, MD; Carlos A Molina, MD; Jorge H Donado, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):838-839

LASIK for Juvenile Anisometropia

Mohamed Hosny, MD; Mahmood Rageh, MD; Khaled Samir, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):838

Giant Retinal Tear After Iris Claw Phakic Intraocular Lens

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):839-840


Silicone Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens Dislocated into the Vitreous Cavity

Vicente Martínez-Castillo, MD; Daniel Elies, MD; Anna Boixadera, MD; José García-Arumí, MD; Joaquín Mauricio, MD; Lluís Cavero, MD; Andreu Coret, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):773-777

Confocal Microscopy of Corneas With an Intracorneal Lens for Hyperopia

José L Güell, MD; Fortino Velasco, MD; Eugenio Guerrero, MD; Oscar Gris, MD; Jaume Pujol, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):778-782

Factors Influencing the Need for Enhancement After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Elliot M Perlman, MD; Steven E Reinert, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):783-789

Influence of Flap Thickness on Results of Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Myopia

Barbara Prandi, MD; Julio Baviera, MD; Miguel Morcillo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):790-796

Prediction of Corneal Haze Using an Ablation Depth/Corneal Thickness Ratio After Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis

Ning Lin, MD, OD; Steven B Yee, MD; Shrabanee Mitra, MD; Alice Z Chuang, PhD; Richard W Yea, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):797-802

Ocular Surface Changes in Laser in situ Keratomileusis-induced Neurotrophic Epitheliopathy

Giacomo Savini, MD; Piero Barboni, MD; Maurizio Zanini, MD; Scheffer C G Tseng, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):803-809

Accuracy and Reproducibility of Zywave, Tracey, and Experimental Aberrometers

Pablo Rodríguez, MSc; Rafael Navarro, PhD; Luis González, MSc; José L Hernández, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):810-817

Wavefront Aberrations Associated With the Ferrara Intrastromal Corneal Ring in a Keratoconic Eye

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(6):823-830

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