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
  • June 2012
  • Volume 28 · Issue 6
Letters to the Editor

Multifocal Intraocular Lenses

Gianluca Carifi, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(6):377-378

Glaucomatous Damage from Pressure-induced Stromal Keratopathy After LASIK

J. Bradley Randleman, MD; G. Robert Lesser

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(6):378-379

Original Articles

Foldable Iris-fixated Phakic Intraocular Lens vs Femtosecond Laser–assisted LASIK for Myopia Between −6.00 and −9.00 Diopters

César Albarrán-Diego, MSc; Gonzalo Muñoz, MD, PhD, FEBO; Teresa Ferrer-Blasco, PhD; Santiago García-Lázaro, PhD; Lurdes Belda-Salmerón, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(6):380-386

Original Article

Central Corneal Volume and Endothelial Cell Count Following Femtosecond Laser–assisted Refractive Cataract Surgery Compared to Conventional Phacoemulsification

Ágnes I. Takács, MD; Illés Kovács, MD, PhD; Kata Miháltz, MD; Tamás Filkorn, MD; Michael C. Knorz, MD; Zoltán Z. Nagy, MD, DSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(6):387-391

Refractive and Topographic Stability of Intacs in Eyes With Progressive Keratoconus: Five-year Follow-up

Raman Bedi, MD; David Touboul, MD; Loic Pinsard, MD; Joseph Colin, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(6):392-396

Effect of Topographic Cone Location on Outcomes of Corneal Collagen Cross-linking for Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia

Steven A. Greenstein, MD; Kristen L. Fry, OD, MS; Peter S. Hersh, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(6):397-405

Depth of Focus Through Different Intraocular Lenses in Patients With Different Corneal Profiles Using Adaptive Optics Visual Simulation

Javier Ruiz-Alcocer, PhD; Cari Pérez-Vives, MSc; David Madrid-Costa, PhD; Santiago García-Lázaro, PhD; Robert Montés-Micó, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(6):406-412

Simulated Effect of Corneal Asphericity Increase (Q-factor) as a Refractive Therapy for Presbyopia

Alfredo Amigo, MD, PhD; Sergio Bonaque, MSc; Norberto López-Gil, PhD; Larry Thibos, PhD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(6):413-418


Effects of Variation in Depth and Side Cut Angulations in LASIK and Thin-flap LASIK Using a Femtosecond Laser: A Biomechanical Study

Nathaniel E. Knox Cartwright, MA, MRCOphth; John R. Tyrer, PhD; Philip D. Jaycock, MD, FRCOphth; John Marshall, PhD, FMedSci, FRCPath

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(6):419-425


Distance and Near Visual Acuity Improvement After Implantation of Multifocal Intraocular Lenses in Cataract Patients With Presbyopia: A Systematic Review

Blaise Agresta, MPH; Michael C. Knorz, MD; Thomas Kohnen, MD, PhD, FEBO; Christina Donatti, ClinPsyD, MSc; Daniel Jackson, MSc

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(6):426-435


Keratoconus Onset After Age 50

Lawrence R. Tenkman, MD; Marianne O. Price, PhD; Francis W. Price Jr, MD

Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2012;28(6):436-438

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