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
  • February 2012
  • Volume 28 · Issue 2
Guest Editorial

The Increasing Importance of Translational Vision Research in Refractive Surgery

Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD; Nikki Kristoffersen-Hafezi, MASIP, ETHZ

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(2):84-86

Letters to the Editor

Glistenings on Intraocular Lenses

George Beiko, BM, BCh, FRCS(C)

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(2):89-90

Absorption of UV-light by Riboflavin Solutions With Different Concentration

Silvia Schumacher, PhD; Michael Mrochen, PhD; Eberhard Spoerl, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(2):91-92

Original Articles
Original Article

Comparison of the Visual and Intraocular Optical Performance of a Refractive Multifocal IOL With Rotational Asymmetry and an Apodized Diffractive Multifocal IOL

Jorge L. Alió, MD, PhD; Ana B. Plaza-Puche, MSc; Jaime Javaloy, MD, PhD; María José Ayala, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(2):100-105

Comparison of Higher Order Aberrations After Implantable Collamer Lens Implantation and Wavefront-guided LASEK in High Myopia

Joo Youn Shin, MD; Hyunseok Ahn, MD; Kyoung Yul Seo, MD, PhD; Eung Kweon Kim, MD, PhD; Tae-im Kim, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(2):106-111

Transepithelial, Topography-guided Ablation in the Treatment of Visual Disturbances in LASIK Flap or Interface Complications

Xiangjun Chen, MD, MS; Aleksandar Stojanovic, MD; Wen Zhou; Tor Paaske Utheim, MD, PhD; Filip Stojanovic; Qinmei Wang, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(2):120-126

Custom vs Conventional PRK: A Prospective, Randomized, Contralateral Eye Comparison of Postoperative Visual Function

Mark D. Mifflin, MD; Bryndon B. Hatch, BA; Shameema Sikder, MD; James Bell, MD; Christopher J. Kurz, MD; Majid Moshirfar, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(2):127-132

Precision Analysis of Posterior Corneal Topography Measured by Visante Omni: Repeatability, Reproducibility, and Agreement With Orbscan II

Sabong Srivannaboon, MD; Suksri Chotikavanich, MD; Chareenun Chirapapaisan, MD; Sirilux Kasemson, MD; Wasin Po-ngam, MA

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(2):133-138

New Concepts

Is Topography-guided Ablation Profile Centered on the Corneal Vertex Better Than Wavefront-guided Ablation Profile Centered on the Entrance Pupil?

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(2):139-143

Translational Science

Short-term Cell Death and Inflammation After Intracorneal Inlay Implantation in Rabbits

Marcony R. Santhiago, MD; Flavia L. Barbosa, PhD; Vandana Agrawal, MD; Perry S. Binder, MS, MD; Bruce Christie; Steven E. Wilson, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(2):144-149


Intraocular Femtosecond Laser Use in Traumatic Cataracts Following Penetrating and Blunt Trauma

Zoltán Zsolt Nagy, MD, DSC; Kinga Kránitz, MD; Agnes Takacs, MD; Tamás Filkorn, MD; Róbert Gergely, MD; Michael C. Knorz, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(2):151-153

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