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
  • March 2004
  • Volume 20 · Issue 2
Original Articles

Comparative Study of Ablation Profiles of Six Different Excimer Lasers

Marc Canals, MD, PhD; Daniel Elies, MD; Jesus Costa-Vila, MD, PhD; Andreu Coret, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):106-109

Surgical Technique

Repositioning the Laser in situ Keratomileusis Flap at the Slit Lamp

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):166-169

New Technology

Wavefront Aberrations From Corneal Ectasia After Laser in situ Keratomileusis Demonstrated by InterWave Aberrometry

J Bradley Randleman, MD; Keith P Thompson, MD; P Randall Staver, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):170-175


Wavefront-guided Surface Ablation With Prophylactic Use of Mitomycin C After a Buttonhole Laser in situ Keratomileusis Flap

Maria Regina Chalita, MD; Allen S Roth, MD; Ronald R Krueger, MD, MSE

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):176-181

Letters to the Editor

Refractive Changes Due to Ablation Parameters After Photorefractive Surgery

J R Jiménez, PhD; R G Anera, PhD; L Jiménez del Barco, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):182

Removal of Intacs With a Fractured Positioning Hole

J E McDonald, II, MD; David J Deitz

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):182-183

Abstracts With Comments
Book Review

Eight-year Follow-up of Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia

Juhani Pietilä, MD; Petri Mäkinen, MD; Tero Pajari, MD; Sakari Suominen, MD; Juho Keski-Nisula, MD; Kalle Sipilä, MD; Anne Huhtala, DSc; Hannu Uusitalo, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):110-115

Five-Year Follow-Up of Photorefractive Keratectomy for Myopia

Norihiko Honda, MD; Naoki Hamada, MD; Shiro Amano, MD; Yuichi Kaji, MD; Takahiro Hiraoka, MD; Tetsuro Oshika, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):116-120

Laser Subepithelial Keratomileusis for Myopia of -6 to -10 Diopters With Astigmatism With the MEL60 Laser

Kamil Bilgihan, MD; Ahmet Hondur, MD; Berati Hasanreisoglu, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):121-126

Laser in situ Keratomileusis Using the Nidek EC-5000 or the Alcon LADARVision 4000 Systems

Frederick W Fraunfelder, MD; Larry F Rich, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):127-131

LADARWave Wavefront Measurement in Normal Eyes

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):132-138

Treatment of Previous Decentered Excimer Laser Ablation With Combined Myopic and Hyperopic Ablations

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):139-148

Reduction of Pupil Size and Halos With Minus Lenses After Laser in situ Keratomileusis

Brian S Boxer Wachler, MD; Drew Hiatt, MD; Brian Chou, OD; Jonathan P Christie, OD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):149-154

Diode Laser Thermal Keratoplasty for Hyperopia and Hyperopic Astigmatism in Patients Younger Than 40 Years

Rudolf Berret, MD; Benedikt Jean, MD, PhD; Thomas Bende, PHD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):155-161

Lamellar Crescentic Resection for Pellucid Marginal Corneal Degeneration

Mohammad A Javadi, MD; Farid Karimian, MD; Ahmad Hosseinzadeh, MD; Hafez M Noroozizadeh, MD; Hossein M Rabie, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2004;20(2):162-165

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