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
  • September Supplement 2005
  • Volume 21 · Issue 5

Optimized Prolate Ablations With the NIDEK CXII Excimer Laser

Jack T Hollady, MD, MSEE, FACS; Harkaran S Bains

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S595-S597


Combined Flap Undersurface and Bed LASIK for High Myopia

Li Wei Li, MD; Wang Qin Mei, MD; Fang Xue Jun, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S606-S609


Screening Patients With the Corneal Navigator

Stephen D Klyce, PhD; Michael D Karon, PhD; Michael K Smolek, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S617-S622


Five Techniques for Improving Outcomes of Hyperopic LASIK

Roberto Zaldivar, MD; Susana Orcherow, MD; Harkaran S Bains

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S628-S632


Efficacy and Safety of LASIK in 10,052 Eyes of 5081 Myopic Chinese Patients

Lanping Sun, BS; Guifen Liu, BS; Yanjun Ren, MD; Ji Li, MD; Junhua Hao, MD; Xia Liu, BS; Yajuan Zhang, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S633-S635


Clinical Outcomes of CATz Versus OPDCAT

Mihai Pop, MD; Harkaran S Bains

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S636-S639


The Thin-Flap LASIK Technique

Paul J Dougherty, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S650-S654

Optimized Prolate Corneal Ablation: Case Report of the First Treated Eye

Alaa El-Danasoury, MD, FRCS; Harkaran S Bains

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S598-S602

Objective Quality of Vision in Presbyopic and Non-presbyopic Patients After Pseudoaccommodative Advanced Surface Ablation

Roberto Cantú, MD; Marco A Rosales, PhD; Eduardo Tepichín, PhD; Andrée Curioca, BSc; Víctor Montes, MD; J Gustavo Ramirez-Zavaleta

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S603-S605

LASIK Enhancement Using Excimer Laser Ablation on the Back of the Flap

Millicent Grim, MD, MBChB, DTM&H, MMed; Janine Sheard, RN; Lynn Martin, RN

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S610-S613

Features of Hyperopic LASIK in Children

Merab L Dvali, MD, PhD; Nana A Tsintsadze, PhD; Sophia I Mirtskhulava, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S614-S616

Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Changes After LASIK Evaluated With Optical Coherence Tomography

Dmitriy D Dementyev, MD; Vyacheslav V Kourenkov, PhD; Alexander S Rodin, MD; Tatyana L Fadeykina, MD; Tatyana E Diaz Martinez, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S623-S627

Incidence of Complications During Flap Creation in LASIK Using the NIDEK MK-2000 Microkeratome in 26,600 Cases

Carlos Carrillo, MD; Arturo S Chayet, MD; Paul J Dougherty, MD; Miguel Montes, MD; Roberto Magallanes, MD; Jacobo Najman, MD; Jacobo Fleitman, MD; Alfredo Morales, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2005;21(5):S655-S657

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