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

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Past Issue
  • December 2011
  • Volume 27 · Issue 12
Letters to the Editor

Pediatric Refractive Surgery

Amir Pirouzian, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2011;27(12):855-855

Original Article

Pilot Study of a New Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens (Epi.Lens) for High Myopia

Laura Bredow, MD; Julia Biermann, MD; Mark Tomalla, MD; Gisbert Schilgen, MD; Wilhelm Grossmann, MD; Thomas Reinhard, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2011;27(12):858-862

Influence of Internal Optical Astigmatism on the Correction of Myopic Astigmatism by LASIK

Yi-Shan Qian, MD; Jia Huang, MD; Rui Liu, MD; Ren-Yuan Chu, MD; Ye Xu, MD; Xing-Tao Zhou, MD; Matthew R. Hoffman, BS

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2011;27(12):863-868

Glistenings on Intraocular Lenses in Healthy Eyes: Effects and Associations

Joseph Colin, MD; Isabelle Orignac, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2011;27(12):869-875

Central and Peripheral Corneal Iron Deposits After Implantation of a Small-aperture Corneal Inlay for Correction of Presbyopia

Alois K. Dexl, MD, MSc; Josef Ruckhofer, MD; Wolfgang Riha, MD; Melchior Hohensinn, MD; Theresa Rueckl, MD; Elisabeth M. Messmer, MD; Gunther Grabner, MD; Orang Seyeddain, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2011;27(12):876-880

Prominent Decrease of Superior Midperipheral Endothelial Cell Density After Iris-fixated Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation

Jae Hoon Kim, MD; Bong Joon Choi, MD, PhD; Hyunseok Roh, MD; Eung Kweon Kim, MD, PhD; Tae-im Kim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2011;27(12):881-886

Mechanical Versus Alcohol-assisted Epithelial Debridement During Photorefractive Keratectomy: A Confocal Microscopic Clinical Trial

Bahram Einollahi, MD; Alireza Baradaran-Rafii, MD; Mozhgan Rezaei-Kanavi, MD; Medi Eslani, MD; Mohammad-Reza Parchegani, MD; Mohammad Zare, MD; Sepehr Feizi, MD; Farid Karimian, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2011;27(12):887-893

Effects of Preoperative Punctal Plug Treatment on Visual Function and Wound Healing in Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis

Takashi Kojima, MD; Tamaki Watabe, MD; Tomoaki Nakamura, MD; Kazuo Ichikawa, MD, PhD; Yuya Satoh, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2011;27(12):894-898

Visual Performance of an Apodized Diffractive Multifocal Intraocular Lens With +3.00-D Addition: 1-year Follow-up

Marcony R. Santhiago, MD, PhD; Steven E. Wilson, MD; Marcelo V. Netto, MD, PhD; Rodrigo F. Espíndola, MD; Ravindra A. Shah, MD; Ramon C. Ghanem, MD, PhD; Samir J. Bechara, MD, PhD; Newton Kara-Junior, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2011;27(12):899-906

Refractive and Visual Outcomes After Intacs vs Ferrara Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segment Implantation for Keratoconus: A Comparative Study

Vedat Kaya, MD; Canan Asli Utine, MD, MSc; Sezen Harmanci Karakus, MD; Isilay Kavadarli, MD; Ömer Faruk Yilmaz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2011;27(12):907-912


Bilateral Ring-shaped Intrastromal Opacities After Corneal Cross-linking for Keratoconus

Fabrizio I. Camesasca, MD; Paolo Vinciguerra, MD; Theo Seiler, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2011;27(12):913-915

Intracorneal Ring Segments Implantation Followed By Same-day Photorefractive Keratectomy and Corneal Collagen Cross-linking in Keratoconus

Alfonso Iovieno, MD; Marie Eve Légaré, MD, FRCSC; Daniel B. Rootman, MD; Sonia N. Yeung, MD, PhD, FRCSC; Peter Kim, MBBS(Hons), FRANZCO; David S. Rootman, MD, FRCSC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2011;27(12):915-918

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