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
  • January 2012
  • Volume 28 · Issue 1

Femtosecond LASIK Flaps: Excellent, but Superior?

J. Bradley Randleman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):9-10

Letters to the Editor

Measurement of Intraocular Pressure During Corneal Flap Preparation

José L. Hernández-Verdejo, OD, PhD; Miguel A. Teus, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):11-11

Video Video

A Simple, Reproducible, and Cost Effective Axis Marking System for Toric Lens Implantation

Grayson A. Roumeliotis, MSc; Cindy M.L. Hutnik, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):12-13


IntraLase Femtosecond Laser vs Mechanical Microkeratomes in LASIK for Myopia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Shihao Chen, MD, OD, MSc; Yifan Feng, MD; Aleksandar Stojanovic, MD; Mirko R. Jankov II, MD, PhD; Qinmei Wang, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):15-24

Original Articles

Evaluation of LASIK Treatment With the Femto LDV in Patients With Corneal Opacity

Minoru Tomita, MD, PhD; Ayako Chiba, BS; Jumpei Matsuda, MD; Yoshiaki Nawa, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):25-30

Original Article

Management and Outcomes of Suction Loss During LASIK Flap Creation With a Femtosecond Laser

Minoru Tomita, MD, PhD; Miyuki Watabe, PhD; Tadayuki Nakamura, MD; Nobuo Nakamura, MD, PhD; Tadahiko Tsuru, MD, PhD; George O. Waring IV, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):32-36

Femtosecond LASIK Retreatment Using Side Cutting Only

Efekan Coskunseven, MD; George D. Kymionis, MD, PhD; Michael A. Grentzelos, MD; Dimitra M. Portaliou, MD; Sai Kolli, MA(Cantab), MBBChir, FRCOphth, PhD; Mirko R. Jankov II, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):37-41

Comparison of Residual Stromal Bed Thickness Measurement Among Very High-frequency Digital Ultrasound, Intraoperative Handheld Ultrasound, and Optical Coherence Tomography

Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC, FRCOphth; Timothy J. Archer, MA(Oxon), DipCompSci(Cantab); Marine Gobbe, MST(Optom), PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):42-47

In Vivo Measurements of Thermal Load During Ablation in High-speed Laser Corneal Refractive Surgery

Diego de Ortueta, MD; Thomas Magnago, Dipl-Ing (FH); Nico Triefenbach, Dipl-Ing (FH); Samuel Arba Mosquera, MSc; Udo Sauer; Ulrich Brunsmann, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):53-58

Finite Element Analysis of Blunt Foreign Body Impact on the Cornea After PRK and LASIK

Seyed Jamaleddin Mousavi, MSc; Nariman Nassiri, MD; Nafiseh Masoumi, MSc; Nader Nassiri, MD; Mercede Majdi-N, MD; Solmaz Farzaneh, BSc; Ali R. Djalilian, MD; Gholam A. Peyman, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):59-64

Visual Outcomes After Epi-LASIK and PRK for Low and Moderate Myopia

Rose K. Sia, MD; Charles D. Coe, PhD; Jayson D. Edwards, MD; Denise S. Ryan, MS; Kraig S. Bower, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):65-71


Corneal Haze Following Disruption of Epithelial Basement Membrane on Ultra-high-resolution OCT Following Femtosecond LASIK

Pravin K. Vaddavalli, MD; Volkan Hurmeric, MD; Jianhua Wang, MD, PhD; Sonia H. Yoo, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):72-74

Inadvertent LASIK Flap Creation Over a Soft Contact Lens

Ama Sadaka, MD; Daniel G. Cherfan, MA, MS; Samir A. Melki, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(1):74-76

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