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
  • March 2012
  • Volume 28 · Issue 3
Letters to the Editor

Stromal Opacity After Cross-linking

Paolo Vinciguerra, MD; Elena Albè, MD; Mario R. Romano, MD, PhD; Laura Sabato, MD; Silvia Trazza

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(3):165-165

Original Articles

Visual Outcomes and Safety of a Small Diameter Intrastromal Refractive Inlay for the Corneal Compensation of Presbyopia

Dimitrios I. Bouzoukis, MD; George D. Kymionis, MD, PhD; Sophia I. Panagopoulou, PhD; Vasilios F. Diakonis, MD; Aristophanes I. Pallikaris, PhD; Aliki N. Limnopoulou, MD, MSc; Dimitra M. Portaliou, MD; Ioannis G. Pallikaris, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(3):168-173

Original Article

Combining Zonal Refractive and Diffractive Aspheric Multifocal Intraocular Lenses

Gonzalo Muñoz, MD, PhD, FEBO; César Albarrán-Diego, MSc; Jaime Javaloy, MD, PhD; Hani F. Sakla, MD, PhD; Alejandro Cerviño, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(3):174-181

Intrastromal Femtosecond Laser Presbyopia Correction: 1-year Results of a Multicenter Study

Mike P. Holzer, MD; Michael C. Knorz, MD; Mark Tomalla, MD; Tobias M. Neuhann, MD; Gerd U. Auffarth, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(3):182-188

Comparison of the Ziemer FEMTO LDV Femtosecond Laser and Moria M2 Mechanical Microkeratome

Yuehua Zhou, MD; Jing Zhang, MD; Lei Tian, MD; Changbin Zhai, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(3):189-194

Change in Epithelial Thickness Profile 24 Hours and Longitudinally for 1 Year After Myopic LASIK: Three-dimensional Display With Artemis Very High-frequency Digital Ultrasound

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(3):195-201

Improved Keratoconus Detection by Ocular Response Analyzer Testing After Consideration of Corneal Thickness as a Confounding Factor

Jeremías Gastón Galletti, MD; Tomás Pförtner, PhD; Fernando Fuentes Bonthoux, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(3):202-208

Irregularity of the Posterior Corneal Surface During Applanation Using a Curved Femtosecond Laser Interface and Microkeratome Cutting Head

Jan M. Vetter, MD, FEBO; Carsten Holtz; Urs Vossmerbaeumer, MD, MSc, FEBO; Norbert Pfeiffer, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(3):209-214


Central Corneal Thickness and Biomechanical Changes After Clear Corneal Phacoemulsification

Bruno de Freitas Valbon, MD; Marcelo Palis Ventura, MD, PhD; Renata Siqueira da Silva, MD; Ana Laura Canedo, MD; Guillermo Coca Velarde, DsC; Renato Ambrósio Jr, , MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(3):215-219

Translational Science

Effect of Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor on Corneal Epithelial Healing After Photorefractive Keratectomy

Alessandro Meduri, MD, PhD; Pasquale Aragona, MD, PhD; Pier L. Grenga, MD; Anna M. Roszkowska, MD, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(3):220-223


Wavefront Ablation Profiles in Refractive Surgery: Description, Results, and Limitations

David Smadja, MD; Glauco Reggiani-Mello, MD; Marcony R. Santhiago, MD; Ronald R. Krueger, MD, MSE

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(3):224-232

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