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
  • February 2008
  • Volume 24 · Issue 2
Letter to the Editor

OCT Analysis of Flap Thickness

N. Timothy Peters, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):117-119


Mathematical Properties of Asphericity: A Method to Calculate With Asphericities

Diego de Ortueta, MD; Samuel Arba Mosquera, MS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):119-121

Original Article

Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Spherical Hyperopia and Hyperopic Astigmatism Using the NIDEK EC-5000 Excimer Laser

George O Waring III, MD; Barbara Fant, PharmD; Gary Stevens, PhD; Jeffrey Fischer, MD; Stephen Phillips, MD; Nancy Tanchel, MD; Cathleen Schanzer, MD; Arturo Chayet, MD; Julio Narvaez, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):123-136

Topographic Changes After Hyperopic LASIK With the SCHWIND ESIRIS Laser Platform

Diego de Ortueta, MD; Samuel Arba-Mosquera, MS; Holger Baatz, MD, FEBO

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):137-144

Treatment of Keratoconus by Topography-guided Customized Photorefractive Keratectomy: Two-year Follow-up Study

Gilda Cennamo, MD; Alfonso Intravaja, MD; Giuseppe Marotta, MD; Domenico Boccuzzi, MD; Giovanni Cennamo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):145-149

Corneal Topographic Changes After Four Types of Pterygium Surgery

Safiye Yilmaz, MD; Tolga Yuksel, MD; Ahmet Maden, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):160-165

Inadequate Results for Microkeratome-assisted Additive Stromal Keratoplasty for Management of Keratoconus

Julien Coullet, MD; Pierre Fournié, MD; François Malecaze, MD, PhD; Jean-Louis Arné, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):166-172


Ocular Rigidity Evaluation After Photorefractive Keratectomy: An Experimental Study

George D. Kymionis, MD, PhD; Vasilios F Diakonis, MD; George Kounis, BSc; Dimitrios Bouzoukis, MD; Spyridon Charisis, MD; Harilaos Ginis, PhD; Sonia Yoo, MD; Miltiadis Tsilimbaris, MD, PhD; Ioannis G. Pallikaris, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):173-177

Experimental Assessment of Corneal Anisotropy

Michael Brown, PhD; Ahmed Elsheikh, PhD; Daad Alhasso, MSc; Paolo Rama, MD; Marino Campanelli, MD; David Garway-Heath, MD, FRCOphth

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):178-187

New Technology

Performance of a New Binocular Wavefront Aberrometer Based on a Self-imaging Diffractive Sensor

Laurence Warden, BA(APLSCI); Perry S Binder, MS, MD; Yueai Liu, PhD; Andreas W Dreher, PhD; Lawrence Sverdrup, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):188-196


Detection of an Abnormally Thick LASIK Flap With Anterior Segment OCT Imaging Prior to Planned LASIK Retreatment Surgery

Maria A Henriquez, MD; Luis Izquierdo_Jr, MD; Peter A Zakrzewski, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):197-199

Comparison of Silicone and Non-silicone Hydrogel Soft Contact Lenses Used as a Bandage After LASEK

Raquel Gil-Cazorla, DOO; Esther Arranz-Márquez, MD, PhD; Miguel A. Teus, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):199-203

Optic Neuropathy After Epi-LASIK

Simmons Lessell, MD; Sandra R Montezuma, MD; Roberto Pineda, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2008;24(2):204-208

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