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
  • November 2008
  • Volume 24 · Issue 9

Troutman Award for Editorial Excellence—16 Years of Inspired Contributions

George O. Waring III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):863-864

Letters to the Editor

Intraocular Lens Tilt and Decentration After Phacoemulsification Surgery in Patients With and Without Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Tugrul Akin, MD; Umit Aykan, MD; Tamer Fazil Yildiz, MD; Koray Karadayi, MD; Ahmet Hamdi Bilge, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):865

A Systematic Review of Ferrara’s Ring in the Treatment of Keratoconus

Regina P. El Dib, PhD; Denise de Freitas, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):865-866

Original Article

Myopic Phakic STAAR Collamer Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lenses for Keratoconus

José F. Alfonso, MD, PhD; Ana Palacios, OD; Robert Montés-Micó, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):867-874

Measurement of LASIK Flap Thickness With Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography

Arthur C. K Cheng, MRCS, FCOphth(HK); Thomas Ho, MRCOphth; Silvania Lau, BSc; Amy L Wong, MRCS; Chris Leung, MD; Dennis S. C Lam, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):879-884

Effect of Thin Femtosecond LASIK Flaps on Corneal Sensitivity and Tear Function

Irina S Barequet, MD; Ami Hirsh, MD; Samuel Levinger, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):897-902

Multifocal Corneal Ablation for Hyperopic Presbyopes

Seok Won Jung, MD; Min Jung Kim, MS; Shin Hae Park, MD; Choun-Ki Joo, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):903-910

Customized Topography-guided Photorefractive Keratectomy With the MEL-70 Platform and Mitomycin C to Correct Hyperopia After Radial Keratotomy

Ramon C Ghanem, MD; Denise C de Souza, MD; Vinicius C Ghanem, MD; Newton Kara-José, MD, PhD; Emir A Ghanem, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):911-922

Haze Development After Photorefractive Keratectomy: Mechanical vs Ethanol Epithelial Removal in Rabbits

Fabricio Witzel de Medeiros, MD; Rajiv R Mohan, PhD; Chikako Suto, MD; Sunilima Sinhá, BA; Shyam S Chaurasia, PhD; Vera L Bonilha, PhD; Steven E Wilson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):923-927

A Prospective Bilateral Comparison of Epi-LASIK and LASEK for Myopia

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

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):928-934

Seven-year Follow-up of LASIK for Moderate to Severe Myopia

Zhaoqiang Liu, MD, PhD; Yan Li, PhD; Zhenying Cheng, MD; Hua Jiang, MD; Fang Zhou, MD; Jinghai Li, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):935-940


Corneal Biomechanical Metrics in Eyes With Refraction of –19.00 to +9.00 D in Healthy Brazilian Patients

Bruno M. Fontes, MD; Renato Ambrósio_Jr, MD, PhD; Ruiz S Alonso, MD; Daniela Jardim, MD; Walton Nosé, MD; Guillermo C. Velarde, DSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):941-945

Estimation of Posterior Corneal Power for IOL Calculation After Myopic LASIK

Sabong Srivannaboon, MD; Thanapat Rakpanichmanee, MD; Han-Bor Fam, FRCSE; Arthur C. K Cheng, MRCS, FCOphth(HK)

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):946-951


Tracking Difficulties After Femtosecond Laser Flap Creation With the LADARVision Excimer Laser System

Jerome C Ramos-Esteban, MD; Sonya Bamba, MD; Ronald R Krueger, MD, MSE

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):953-956

The Visian Myopic Implantable Collamer Lens Does Not Significantly Affect Axial Length Measurement With the IOLMaster

Donald R. Sanders, MD, PhD; David A Bernitsky, MD; Robert P Rivera, MD; Paul J Harton_Jr, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):957-959

Urrets-Zavalia Syndrome Following Iris-claw Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation

Shin Hae Park, MD; Hyung Il Kim, MD; So Youl Kim, MD; Suk Woo Yang, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):959-961


Application of the Polychromatic Defocus Transfer Function to Multifocal Lenses

Jim Schwiegerling, PhD; Junoh Choi, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):965-969

Where is the Optimum Far-point for a Presbyopic Eye?

Larry N Thibos, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):970-975

Adaptive Calibration of Dynamic Accommodation—Implications for Accommodating Intraocular Lenses

Shrikant R Bharadwaj, PhD; Clifton M Schor, OD, PhD, FAAO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):984-990

In Vivo Application and Imaging of Intralenticular Femtosecond Laser Pulses for the Restoration of Accommodation

Michael Fromm, MSc; Silvia Schumacher, MSc; Uwe Oberheide, PhD; Georg Gerten, MD; Alfred Wegener, PhD; Holger Lubatschowski, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(9):991-995

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